Our Team

Niraj Chhabra

Managing Director

Niraj Chhabra is the Managing Director of SideBar Advisors. Before launching the firm in 2022, he was an advisor with Ameriprise Financial since 2005, concentrating on clients in the legal profession. His central focus includes family finances, tax and estate strategies, retirement, and financial planning for small businesses. His goal is to help attorneys navigate their unique tax challenges and modify their financial plans as their careers evolve. He does this by offering attorneys holistic financial planning and complimentary educational workshops.

Interesting Facts

Favorite quote: James Dean, who says, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

Niraj loves brewing his beers. He enjoys spending time outdoors, running marathons, gardening, and snowboarding. Inside, he likes to start his day by meditating and catching up on his favorite books. When he’s not working, Niraj enjoys international travel with his wife and son and giving back to his community.


Niraj received his MBA in finance at Rutgers University in 2015. Before, he attended Montclair State University and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s in business administration, management, and marketing. He holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification, Certified Long-Term Care (CLTC®) designation, and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation.



CLTC® Certified Long Term Care®

CRPC® Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠

Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination

Life and Health Insurance

Professional Associations

South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey

Hispanic Bar Association of NJ

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of NJ

Financial Planner’s Association of NJ

Greater Estate Planning Counsel of NJ

Community Participation

CIANJ, Ambassador, Member of the Steering Committee, Generation Now Committee Member

Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, Membership Outreach Committee

American Cancer Society, GWB Committee Member

Clifton Road Runners Club

Reach Grenada

Team Continuum

Food Bank of NJ

Team Charity, Volunteer