Alexander P.

Alexander P. "Sandy" Sands

Raleigh,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Public Policy & Governmental Affairs
  • Economic Development
University Duke University, A.B., 1967
Law SchoolUniversity of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1971
Admitted1971, North Carolina; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C.; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of N.C.; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
BornReidsville, North Carolina, October 26, 1945

Former North Carolina State Senator Alexander "Sandy" Sands is a leader in the firm's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group in Raleigh.

He represents businesses and individuals who have matters before both the legislative and executive branches of government in North Carolina. And, he's proven himself to be quite effective.

When the North Carolina Center for Public Policy surveyed members of the General Assembly and lobbyists in 2009, researchers found Sands to be the 3rd most influential lobbyist in the Tarheel state. He is currently ranked 14th in that same poll.

Mr. Sands uses his experience from many years as a litigator in private practice to advocate for his clients on public policy and economic development issues. He served as a North Carolina State Senator from 1986 until 1994, and during that service rose to the position of Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.

Career Highlights

· Ranked among "The 60 Most Influential Lobbyists" by The Carolina Center for Public Policy Research

· Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Government Relations Law since 2007


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Civic & Professional Memberships

· North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame - Board of Directors

· North Carolina Bar Association - Legislative Advisory Committee, 1995-2001

· American Association for Justice

· North Carolina Advocates for Justice

· North Carolina Professional Lobbyist Association - Former Board of Directors Member

· North Carolina Technology Association - Board of Directors Member


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Office Information

Alexander P. "Sandy" Sands

4141 Parklake Avenue, Suite 200
RaleighNC 27612


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