Alex J. Sabo

Principal

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Alex J. Sabo
Alex J. Sabo

“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