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Clifford D. Schlesinger

Managing Director, Strategic Wealth Advisory Team, Goldman Sachs

Cliff is a member of the Goldman Sachs Strategic Wealth AdvisoryTeam. He works with the firm’s private clients and their own advisors to develop appropriate wealth management plans that often combine a variety of income tax, gifting and estate planning techniques. Cliff joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2006. 

Prior to joining the firm, Cliff was a partner with the law firm of Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP. He served on Wolf Block’s Executive Committee and was chairman of Wolf Block’s Private Client Services Group. 

Cliff is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and previously served on the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Cliff was the 2008 recipient of the Edward N. Polisher Award in recognition of his distinguished service to the Philadelphia Jewish Community. He is the past president of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council (PEPC). Cliff was the PEPC’s 1998 recipient of the Mordecai Gerson Meritorious Service Award. He has been a frequent author and lecturer on estate planning and transfer tax related topics including estate planning for corporate executives and estate/gift tax issues relating to “Family Limited Partnerships.” 

Cliff earned a BS, magna cum laude, in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New York and earned a CPA license in New York. Cliff is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. 

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