Sheldon H. Alster

Senior Counsel

New York
T: +1 212 225 2720
F: +1 212 225 3999

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Sheldon H. Alster is senior counsel based in the New York office.

Mr. Alster's practice focuses on taxation and related matters, including the tax aspects of corporate acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and insolvencies, partnerships and real estate. He has extensive experience in international matters, including foreign investment in the United States, cross-border joint ventures and international tax planning for multinational businesses.

Mr. Alster is distinguished as one of the leading tax lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers magazine and Turnarounds & Workouts.

Mr. Alster joined the firm in 1981, became a partner in 1990, and senior counsel in 2014. He was resident in the London office from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Alster was associated with the accounting firm of Cornick, Garber & Sandler, and previously, was an agent with the Internal Revenue Service. He received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 1981.

Mr. Alster is a member of the Bar in New York and is admitted to practice before the Tax Court and the Southern District of New York.

Honors and Distinctions

Chambers Global - Tax: International Law.

Chambers USA - Tax.

The Legal 500 U.S. - Tax: Domestic Tax. Tax: International Tax.

The Best Lawyers in America - Tax.

New York Super Lawyers - Tax.

Turnarounds & Workouts.


  • Fordham University School of Law
    (J.D., 1981)
  • City University of New York: Brooklyn College
    (B.S., 1975)

Bar Admissions

New York State - March 1, 1982