John D. Sawyer, B.S., J.D., M.L.T.

Mr. Sawyer is a bankruptcy, business and tax attorney.  A principal attorney at Sawyer Azarcon PLC since 1987, Mr. Sawyer holds a Masters Degree in Taxation (MLT), and is a member of the bars in Virginia and District of Columbia. He completed his studies at New England School of Law, Boston, MA in 1975, and Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC in 1980.  Mr. Sawyer also has business and marketing degrees, and has published and taught extensively in the areas of business law and taxation.

Mr. Sawyer is engaged in general practice of law, and has an extensive experience in personal injury, veterans benefits, individual, business and corporate taxation, small business start ups and financing, business valuations, commercial and administrative law, and  bankruptcy. He also practices before the Tax Court and IRS including bankruptcy discharge, offers in compromise, installment agreements, appeals, tax negotiations, tax planning and asset protection planning. He also has had first chair jury trial, arbitration and felony jury trial experience.

Mr. Sawyer is native of Northern Virginia, and currently resides in Fairfax. He is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and American Legion. He is also an avid boater.

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Taught at University of Virginia (1987-1991), Lambers CPA Review (1986-1987), American University (1984) and Catholic University (1981-1986).

Bar memberships: District of Columbia and Virginia.

Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, EDVA, D.C.; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, D.C. and VA; U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C., Federal Circuit, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Claims Court and US Court of Veterans Appeals

Member Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association

1Lt. U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Graduated Ordnance O.C.S., Aberdeen, M.D. Served in Vietnam with 25th Infantry Division.

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