Sam Tabar, Lawyer and Well-Connected Financial Advisor
Sam Tabar is a well-known New York lawyer and capital strategist. In the influential positions he has held at law firms and investment-strategy companies since his graduation from Columbia Law School in 2001, he has used his broad knowledge to create hedge funds, advise high-net-worth individuals and families about hedge-fund investing, connected potential investors with enterprises to invest in and created and managed complicated investment strategies.
Tabar earned his undergraduate degree from Oxford University, where he graduated with honors in 2000. At Columbia, he edited the “Columbia Business Law Review.” From Columbia, he took a position as an associate at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. While there he advised clients on hedge funds, guided them through employment matters, regulations and agreements relating to investment management.
While at Skadden, he also wrote complicated private placement memoranda (PPM), which are usually a must for individuals and institutions that want to raise money privately from extremely wealthy investors. The purpose of the PPM is to dot all the i’s in an agreement between investors and the people and institutions they give money to. PPMs put in writing the risks to investors so that they are not likely to come back later if their investment does not yield hoped-for returns and sue.
In 2004, Tabor switched from a law firm to an investment firm when he went to work for PMA Investment Advisors, which is associated with the Hong Kong-based Sparx Group Co. as a lawyer. He moved up in the company and was named Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development.
In February 2011, Tabar went to work at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. In September 2012, Tabar took his talents to Adanac LLC, BVI where he invested in American start-ups and properties as the director of the company. From September 2013 to March 2014, the high-profile lawyer and financial strategist worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as an advisor on hedge funds, even producing videos on the subject.
Throughout his career, Tabar has built a prolific record of being able to connect investors with projects in need of money. For example, while at the Sparx Group, he developed for the company a list of 400 new investors in addition to giving it access to his own list of 2,000 investors. and at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he gave the company the names of more than 1,250 institutional investors.