Jeffrey Tabak is a founder of the Private Funds practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He regularly represents a number of private investment funds, and their sponsors, in connection with their organization and the acquisition and disposition of their investments. He counsels institutional investors and represents a number of money management firms and has been involved in many acquisitions of money managers. He also has a wide-ranging corporate and securities law practice.
In October 2006, Mr. Tabak was named by Private Equity International as one of the thirty most influential lawyers in global private equity. Mr. Tabak has been cited for excellence in the Private Equity field by Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2001, including in the 2012 edition, and has consistently been recognized by Chambers USA - American's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in the field of private equity and fund formation. Mr. Tabak was ranked by Legal 500 USA 2009 as a "Leading" Lawyer in Investment Fund Formation and Management: Hedge Funds and was listed as one of the ten most highly regarded attorneys by The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2012. Mr. Tabak was also named one of America's "Top 25 Pre-Eminent Private Equity Lawyers" by The Best of the Best USA 2010.
Mr. Tabak has written and spoken on a variety of topics relating to private investment funds. He is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, and is the Vice Chairman of the ABA Federal Securities Subcommittee on Hedge Funds. Mr. Tabak is active in pro bono matters and is a trustee and secretary of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and serves as counsel to the Board of Directors of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation. He served as a trustee of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA from 1996 to 2002, was Vice Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 1999 and continues to serve as counsel. HIPPY awarded Mr. Tabak its Founders award in 2006.
Mr. Tabak received a B.A. (1979) in political science and a J.D. (1982) from Duke University. He graduated magna cum laude and was elected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Tabak served as Chair of The Advisory Board for Jewish Life at Duke University from 2009-2012.