Sheldon Alster is a Senior Counsel in the New York office of the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton. Sheldon’s practice focuses on taxation and related matters including the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate and has extensive experience in international matters. Sheldon has long-standing and close ties to Israel where he attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a year. He frequently visits Israel where he has close family. Sheldon and his wife, Riitta, have a son in New York and daughter with a growing family in Los Angeles.