As a prominent lawyer and capital strategist in New York City, many would not expect Sam Tabar to have time for much else in his busy schedule. After graduating from Oxford University in England with a Bachelor of Arts (with Honors), Sam went on to Columbia Law School where he was the Associate Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. For those of you who are unaware, the Columbia Business Law Review is the Ivy League’s first business law periodical, the second most-cited business law journal edited by students, and the sixth most-cited business law journal.
After graduating from Columbia and passing the New York Bar in 2002, began work as an attorney focusing on corporate matters at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates in 2001. During his time at one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, he counseled clients on the formation and structure of hedge funds, investment agreements for management, issues with employees and employment, and regulatory and compliance issues.
To followup his budding, successful legal career, Sam joined Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors in September 2004, and was quickly promoted to Managing Director of Business Development. As Co-Head of Business Development, Sam managed all facets of investor relations and marketing for a $2 billion hedge fund. While this in itself was no small feat, he also provided the firm connections to over 2000 potential qualified investors while opening lines of communications with an additional 400 investor introductions.
In 2011, Mr. Sam Tabar earned the position of Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Again, his primary role was to counsel hedge fund clients and form connections with potential qualified investors, a skill set he has developed superbly. In conclusion, he built a network of over 1250 institutional investors before leaving the firm in September 2012.
Most recently, Tabar has made his return to the legal world by joining Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP as a Senior Associate focusing on hedge fund counsel. He left the firm in 2014 to pursue his interests as COO of FullCycleFund and CEO of Awearable Apparel.