After Sam Tabar graduated from the University of Oxford in 2000, he attended Columbia Law School where he earned his Master’s Degree in Law in 2001. Since graduating, Sam has worked in both the legal field and the financial industry at different times in his career.
Sam Tabar got his start in the legal industry in May 2001 when he joined the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Associates as an attorney. In this role, he gained further knowledge about the financial industry as he provided his legal advice in areas such as investment management agreements, compliance issues, and fund formation. After six years with this law firm, he saw an opportunity to advance his career at Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors.
Working first as a counsel, he worked his way up to Managing Director and a role as the Co-Head of Business Development. In these roles, he was able to develop his skills in global marketing and investor relations.
In February 2011, Sam joined Merrill Lynch as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy. In addition to acting as counsel, he targeted potential hedge fund clients and made meaningful introductions between these clients and Merrill Lynch financial advisors. In 2012 he jumped to Adanac LLC, BVI where, again acting as a Director, he invested in real estate properties and new startups.
Sam decided to re-enter the legal field in 2013 when he became a Senior Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. He is now a Partner at FullCycleFund where he combines his careers of lawyer and financial expert.
Additionally, he oversees any legal issues as well as compliance, accounting, and taxes. In addition to his skills in two industries, Sam Tabar has also made good use of being able to fluently speak and write both English and French as well as the ability to speak Japanese at a functional level.