Alberto Benshimol received his law degree summa cum laude from Universidad Católica Andres Bello (1996). He has a master of laws degree (LLM) in international taxation from New York University (1997). He is a professor of finance law at UCAB (since 2002). Alberto was a member of the Venezuelan team that conducted and completed the negotiations of the US–Venezuela tax treaty (1998). Alberto is admitted to practise law in Venezuela and in the state of New York. Alberto has been a tax partner at D’Empaire since 2005.