Mr. Tabak has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for private equity by Chambers Global and Chambers USA and is recognized as a leading lawyer in Investment Funds by IFLR1000 2014. He was also named a “Best Lawyer” for Corporate Law and Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law by Best Lawyers in America 2014. He is listed among the world’s leading lawyers in Private Funds by The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2013, is a Recommended Lawyer for Private Equity Funds in the US in Legal 500 US 2013 and was named one of America’s “Top 25 Pre-Eminent Private Equity Lawyers” by The Best of the Best USA 2010. 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 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.