Sam Tabar is a one of the most successful lawyers and financial experts in the City of New York. His legal career in private practice as well as his sting working for the financial sector in the United States has enabled him immerse invaluable knowledge on how the financial sector works and how to use the knowledge to serve his clients effectively. He graduated from The Oxford University in England and later joined Columbia Law School in the United States of America. While at Columbia, his knack for business earned him the much coveted title as the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.
Soon after graduating from Columbia Law School, the brilliant young lawyer joined the prestigious law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slater, Mearger & Flom LLP right in the heart of New York City. His main function while at the law firm was to provide legal counsel to clients on how to form, manage and structure hedge funds, he advised clients on employment and labour related issues affecting them. His presence at the law firm was instrumental in the drafting of complex investment management agreements for clients and generally advised the clients on the regulatory framework for hedge funds in the United States as well as ensuring that these clients complied with the requisite requirements to avoid penal consequences.
In September 2004 he started working at Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors first as the company’ legal officer but due to his excellent resume and his impressive performance at the firm, he was later made the Managing Director and the Co-Head of Business Development. His function at the firm was to oversee all issues regarding investment legal issues involving the clients of the firm. Sam Tabar later left the firm to join The Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a director and the Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia Pacific region.
After a few years in the business world he went back again to private practice by joining Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP as a senior associate attorney. His expertise on the management and formation of hedge fund was highly useful to the firm and also the drafting of other complex investment contracts. Follow Sam on Twitter for another window into his life.