Shulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s New Golden Boy

Sam Tabar has joined Shulte Roth & Zabel as their newest attorney. Sam will now be catering to the law firm’s ever-growing hedge funds. Shulte Roth & Zabel, a law firm that houses more than 100 lawyers, focuses on representing managers and their alternative investment funds. The firm has, however, in the recent years focused its attention in Asia due to the emerging issues such as the United States regulatory development. According to a Chicago-based researcher, Hedge Fund Research Inc., the capital that has been invested in Asian Hedge Funds has skyrocketed within the past five years. Sam Tabar noted this development in an interview with Bloomberg News saying, “The Asia industry is undoubtedly maturing and growing. Regulatory scrutiny is increasing. Investors are more sophisticated and therefore more demanding. This leads hedge funds to want the highest quality legal advice.” By the end of October this year Asia hedge funds, excluding the Japan hedge funds, have outmatched the base markets by five percent. This is according to a Singapore-based data provider, Eurekahedge Pte. According to the data provider, Japan-focused funds and China-focused funds have led the gains returning an average of 23 percent and 14 percent respectively. When Sam was asked if the company plans to open an office in Asia, he said that the firm currently has no such plans.

Shulte Roth & Zabel was established in 1969. Today the company has offices in Washington D.C., London and New York. The law firm represents more than half of the 100 largest hedge fund companies and over 3,000 investment funds.

The firm’s new attorney, Sam Tabar, is a renowned capital strategist magnate. He attended Columbia University School of Law. His impeccable career began while he was working as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. His job while working at the firm was to offer advice to the firm’s clients on matters to do with hedge fund formation, hedge fund structuring, investment management agreements, private placement memorandums, employment issues, investment management agreements and regulatory and compliant issues.

In 2004, Sam Tabar moved to PMA Investment Advisors, previously SPARX Group Co., where he served as the company’s Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. He, however, didn’t hold the position for long as he was given a lucrative offer by Bank of America, Merrill Lynch to be the organization’s Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. He later decided to go back into the legal world and hence joined Shulte Roth & Zabel.  Read more about him on, and be sure to follow Sam on Twitter.