A dictionary definition of Capital Market would tell you that the term covers everything that is related to the public or private sale of interest in some product a corporation, partnership, loaning and the selling of interest in that product. In short Capital, Market laws pertain to the building or selling of some portion of a business’s worth.
It stands to reason then that a Capital Market Law would be the laws that govern this important aspect of the economy. Lawyers then are the key players in this field. They advise on debt and equity issues, advice given to investment banks that will help structure and sell that financial interest. A firm’s capital market practice would out of necessity by closely linked to that company’s banking and finance department. Sam Tabar is an example of a well-known Capital Market Lawyer. Based in New York Mr. Tabar is listed as both an attorney and capital strategist.
These types of lawyers typically will advise clients regarding legal and regulatory matters as well as drafting documents and negotiating contracts while making sure that the many aspects of Capital Market Laws are being upheld. These lawyers often work with international capital market laws making the job even more complex. Mr. Tabar from the above example has worked with the Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific Region. This position would require that Mr. Tabar not only understand American Capital Law but also to have a working knowledge of the same type of laws in another part of the world.
On Thumbtack many of these lawyers will offer assistance to a program that meets a particular need for a group of people but who may not be able to afford their services. Mr. Tabar has recently invested in a startup called THINX, an organization that supports women in America and Africa.
One might wonder why an attorney would want a job that required the exacting nature and long hours that working with Capital Market Laws would require. Many of these attorneys say that they enjoy the travel, the level of teamwork and sense of purpose the job brings. A surprisingly large number also say that they enjoy the technological aspects of the job. When questioned about which skills are most importance to the job the answer was that the lawyer must have an active interest in the law and an exceptional ability to apply it.