Attorney and businessman Tabber Benedict began his career as a student at Colgate University. During his undergraduate studies, Tabber Benedict participated in various activities, including the student senate and debate society, and was the Director of a tutorial program for elementary school students. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Economics, Tabber Benedict finished in the top one percent of his class with the highest honors in political science and distinction in liberal arts. Enrolling at Columbia Law School soon afterward, Tabber Benedict was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a contributed to the Columbia Business Law Review while earning his Juris Doctorate.
Quickly joining the New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Tabber Benedict performed an assortment of tasks as an Associate in the corporate law department. Tabber Benedict drafted definitive purchase and ancillary agreements on merger and acquisition transactions. Tabber Benedict also drafted debt offering memoranda, S-4 and lease agreements, and a variety of other securities and capital markets related memoranda before accepting an offer from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Hired as a Corporate Associate, Tabber Benedict performed more senior drafting responsibilities on merger and acquisition deals while gaining more substantial experience in the area of securities and capital markets, drafting and assisting on S-1 filings, proxy statements, warrants, registration rights and related agreements.
In a more managerial role, Tabber Benedict joined White & Case LLP as an Associate in the mergers and acquisitions group. Primarily focusing on drafting and negotiating merger agreements, shareholder agreements, and numerous other contracts, Tabber Benedict also managed and instructed junior associates. After several years as an associate with prestigious law firms, Tabber Benedict went on to work in-housed as the Vice President for the legal department of the international insurance provider the ACE Group.
Concentrating on both domestic and international public and private deals, Tabber Benedict drafted definitive agreements and supervised internal teams and outside counsel. Operating out of the New York City office, Tabber Benedict also extended himself to direct internal and external teams during the redomestication of ACE from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland. Called upon to train his colleagues as well, Tabber Benedict instructed others to enhance early-stage transactional processes of merger and acquisitions. In one example of Tabber Benedict’s significant individual contributions, he led the regulatory approval processes for the acquisition by ACE of New York Life's Hong Kong and Korea businesses in both Hong Kong and Korea in late 2011 and the first quarter of 2011..