Sam Tabar is a successful lawyer and financial strategist based in New York. He was very bright from a young age, and this is also evidenced by the schools that he attended, universities that are considered as some of the best in the world. He got his bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in England and later on attended Columbia Law School where he graduated with a masters degree in law. At Columbia, he was an associate editor of the school’s Business Law Review. He is a member of the New York Bar Association and has been since early 2002.
In 2001, he started his career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is considered as a top law firm in NYC. His work here included drafting investment agreement contracts, consulting on the integration of hedge funds and management and also issues with regulatory and compliance. He worked here for three years before leaving to join Sparx Group in Hong Kong under one of its subsidiaries, PMA Investment Advisors. He started out as a counsel but was later promoted to head Business Development and also as Managing Director. This was a great achievement for him since he hadn’t dabbled in finance before joining Sparx. His role here included business strategy and development as the position suggests and raising capital for the firm.
After seven years with PMA, he was employed at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. He handled the capital operations for the investors and managers and advising clients on meaningful and promising investments that they could make such as large family offices and pensions.
He left Bank of America to join Adanac LLC, which invests in real estate and startups as its Director. In 2013, he was employed as a Senior Associate serving hedge funds at Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP and consulted on their formation and private placement memorandum.
Early last year, Tabar joined FullCycle fund as its Chief Operating Officer where he is involved in fundraising, legal and tax matters. Currently, he serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Awearable Apparel.