Sam Tabar is a New York City based attorney and investment specialist. He studied law at Oxford University and joined Columbia Law School after his graduation. At Columbia Law School, he became an Associate Editor for Columbia Business Law Review, which is a law journal published by the institution’s students. Following his graduation from Columbia Law School, Sam rendered services to various law firms in an Associate’s capacity upon his successful completion of the law school program. The firms he worked for included, among others, Skadden, Slater, Arps, Slater and Flom LLP. His performance while at these firms speaks for itself. At Skadden, for instance, Sam is remembered for his expert counseling on investment management agreements, side letters, employment issues, regulatory and compliance matters, and hedge fund formation and structure.
In 2004, Sam diverted his attention from legal career to financial realm. As a matter of fact, he started working as a counsel at Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors. His efforts at the company were rewarded when he became the company’s Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development. His achievements at the company included management of global marketing and investor relations for a $2 billion hedge fund, designing and implementation of strategic marketing plans, and provision of more than 2000 investors. He also facilitated the increase of the firm’s asset investment to $1.2 billion.
Sam’s career path continued to star when he became the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2011. At the firm, he offered counseling to hedge fund clients. He also spearheaded the firm’s engagement with institutional investors such as funds for funds, pensions, endowments and foundations. His other duties at the firm included managing capital allocations between investors and fund managers. One easily noticeable achievement at Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the establishment of more than 1250 institutional investors for the firm.
In 2012, Sam joined Adanac LLC, BVI, as the firm’s Director. During his tenure as the director, he invested in American start-ups and properties. Verboten and Thinx constitute some of the start-ups he invested in. A year later, About.me shows he joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he worked until 2014 in the capacity as the firm’s Senior Associate, a move that indicated his desire to embark on a legal career. Some of his duties in this capacity included counseling clients on private placement memoranda, fund formation and structure, side letters, regulatory and compliance issues, and investment management agreements. Sam can be contacted on Thumbtack, or you can check out what he’s been doing charity wise through his GoFundMe.