“Delivering the highest quality legal representation to one’s clients at a reasonable cost, and realizing the best possible result under the circumstances, are possible only if counsel has the depth of experience to attain, and the commitment to achieve, these goals.”
Alex Sabo’s litigation practice includes the representation of financial services firms and insurers in a myriad to cases. He has substantial courtroom experience, having tried civil and criminal cases and argued appeals in both state and federal court. Alex’s representation of the financial services industry includes regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, arbitrations and civil litigation, including class actions. His insurance defense practice generally includes cases with complex issues and substantial damages claims. He is an experienced litigator in bankruptcy court, representing creditors and defendants against whom an adversary proceeding is filed.
A true trial lawyer and passionate advocate, Alex consistently executes and has achieved impactful resolution and forward thinking, trial ready dispute resolution strategy. He strives to deliver industry leading value and an unwavering focus on meeting his client’s overall objectives at an appropriate cost.
Alex’s advocacy of insurers involves complicated and significant issues, including complex single, multi-plaintiff and class action claims. His cases have included a myriad of issues such as products liability, property damage coverage, regulatory compliance and sales of unregistered securities.
In addition, Alex offers his clients substantial experience handling employment law matters. His track record of success includes defending national collective actions based on overtime claims, representing clients responding to charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC, and jury trials in state and federal court for alleged gender discrimination, sexual harassment, age discrimination and retaliation.
Alex is an active member of SIFMA, planning and participating in workshops, breakfast meetings and seminars. He regularly speaks on behalf of the Florida Securities Dealers Association regarding issues significant to securities firms and their registered employees. In addition to speaking, Alex is also the longest serving member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Securities Dealers Association ('FSDA'). Since January 2016, Alex has served as the president of FSDA, the nation’s oldest securities association representing the interests of securities firms and investment advisors.
Before joining Bressler, Alex served as an Assistant Public Defender from 1979-82; a Staff Attorney and Chief for the Branch of Investigations and Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1982-84; and Corporate Counsel for Raymond James Financial, Inc. from 1984-89. He has practiced law with Keith Olin and Bennett Falk, two other Bressler partners in Florida, since June 1989.
In addition to his commitment to the law, Alex is a published short story writer and a dedicated swimmer and cyclist.
- Filed an amicus curiae brief in the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of a state securities association that supported a successful appeal by a securities broker-dealer challenging a lower court appellate decision, which had excluded the statute of limitations as a defense in arbitration
- Obtained vacatur of a multi-million arbitration award in federal district court as a result of arbitrator misconduct in failing to disclose background facts raising a reasonable presumption of partiality
- Avoided regulatory action as a result of corrective measures implemented at Alex’s suggestion at the beginning of the regulatory inquiry
- Won a defense verdict on a $15,000,000 products liability claim brought against an insurer in which the jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding in favor of the insurer
- Successfully represented a broker-dealer client in bankruptcy court and obtained a decision that the broker-dealer client’s judgment against the debtor survived the bankruptcy discharge
- Avoided application of a proposal for settlement to award substantial attorney’s fees on the ground that the proposal was not made in good faith
News & Publications
- August 19, 2016D.C. Circuit Holds SEC Administrative Law Judges Are Not Officers Under the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution
Securities Law Alert… Read more
- May 31, 2016Statute of Limitations Bars Disgorgement and Declaratory Relief, But Not Injunction
Securities Law Alert… Read more
- May 27, 2016Proposals for Settlement in Florida: Are Extensions of Time to Accept Allowed?
Insurance Law Alert… Read more
- January 21, 2016Alex J. Sabo Appointed as President of the Florida Securities Dealers Association
Miami, FL, January 21, 2016 – Bressler, Amery & Ross congratulates Alex J. Sabo on being appointed the 2016 President of the Florida Securities Dealers Association (… Read more
- July 30, 2015The Potentially Wild, Wild World of Attorneys' Fee Awards Under Florida Securities Law
Securities Law Alert… Read more
- June 15, 2015Bressler, Amery & Ross Opens Miami Office
2nd Florida Outpost for Law Firm to Focus on Securities, Insurance and Litigation… Read more
- April 11, 2014Florida Appellate Court Holds That Class Action Claim Covered Under Policy Even Though Claim Filed Outside Of Policy Period
- March 19, 2014Recent Supreme Court of Florida Decision May Give Insureds Additional Bad Faith Trap
- March 11, 2014Insurer's Voluntary Payment Under Automobile Policy Triggers Award Of Attorneys' Fees To Insured In Related Litigation
- March 4, 2014Daughter's Facebook Posting Costs Her Father Most of His Settlement Payment
- December 17, 2013Announcing The Revised Florida Arbitration Code
- May 17, 2013Alex Sabo was Quoted in South Florida Business Journal
Alex Sabo was quoted in South Florida Business Journal on May 17, 2013, in an article discussing a Florida Supreme Court ruling that cuts off arbitration proceedings… Read more
- May 17, 2013Florida Supreme Court Decides Statute of Limitations Applies To Arbitrations
- March 12, 2013Florida Supreme Court Limits Economic Loss Rule
- January 14, 2013FINRA Arbitration Choice: Considerations for IAs
Traditionally, disagreements between registered investment advisers and their customers have been resolved in state and federal courts or before arbitration forums s… Read more
- March 19, 2017SIFMA C&L 2017 Annual Seminar
Bressler, Amery & Ross is a proud Diamond Sponsor of the 2017 SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society Annual Seminar where principals Mark Knoll, Regina Martorana, Alex S… Read more
- June 17, 2014Florida Partner Presents Elder Fraud and Identity Theft Seminar
On June 17, 2014, Florida Partner Alex J. Sabo, along with other members of the Florida Securities Dealers Association Board of Governors, will join with a represent… Read more
- March 31, 2014SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Annual Conference
Bressler Attorneys Carole Miller, Brian Amery, Tracey Salmon-Smith, Andrew Sidman and Alex Sabo will be speakers at the 2014 SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society Annua… Read more
- March 5, 2014Alex Sabo Discusses Elder Fraud on TALK 1430 WLKF
Alex J. Sabo, a partner in the firm’s Florida office, will appear on the radio program, “Dollars and Sense.’’ He will discuss the issue of elder fraud during the pr… Read more
- BV Distinguished Rating by Martindale-Hubbell