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Joseph A. Sacher

Partner

(305) 428-5300
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Miami
Miami Tower
100 SE Second Street
Suite 3900
Miami, FL 33131


Tampa
400 N. Tampa Street
Suite 2800
Tampa, Florida 33602


Education

J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1997

B.A., Emory University, 1994

Honors

Top Rated Lawyers™ and AV® Preeminent™, Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Florida (2009)

Super Lawyers®, Florida (2016-2017)

Recognized by ALM® and Daily Business Review® for obtaining the 3rd largest Florida Jury Verdict of 2013 for Contract Disputes

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Litigation – Securities (2015-2018)

Finalist for Dade County Bar Association’s Legal Luminaries Award in Securities, 2016

Joseph A. Sacher is a partner in Gordon & Rees’ Miami office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Appellate Practice Groups. Mr. Sacher has extensive litigation, trial, and appellate experience in securities and complex commercial litigation in State and Federal courts.

Mr. Sacher represents individuals, businesses, accountants and accounting firms, and financial institutions in general and complex, multi-million dollar civil litigation as both plaintiffs and defendants. He has successfully defended accounting firms in shareholder and professional liability disputes; has been recognized for obtaining the third largest Florida Jury Verdict in 2013 in the category of Contract Disputes; and has obtained an attorneys’ fees award in excess of $1 Million.

He has been recognized by his peers in the area of Securities Litigation and has extensive securities litigation experience, particularly in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). He has advised and successfully defended numerous individuals, entities, local, regional and public companies, as subpoena recipients, subjects/targets in the early stages of SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations, and defendants in full-blown enforcement actions brought by the SEC, through trial and appeal.

During law school, Mr. Sacher interned at the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office. Since graduation, he has lectured to CPAs, attorneys, international bankers, and college students on issues relating to the liability of accountants and the securities industry, and has written articles on the Federal Securities Laws, including a Lead Feature Article in The Federal Lawyer.

Separate from his experience in general and specialized litigation matters, Mr. Sacher also acts as outside counsel to various types of business entities, providing general advice, assisting with corporate documentation, advising on regulatory compliance, and acting as a liaison to State and Federal regulatory authorities, with a particular emphasis on crisis management and avoidance.

Admissions

Florida Bar
Georgia Bar (Inactive)
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia (Inactive)
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

Memberships

Florida Bar
Georgia Bar (Inactive)
Federal Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association (Federal Courts Committee)
Florida International Bankers Association

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Contact

(305) 428-5300

jsacher@grsm.com


Offices

Miami

Tampa

Education

J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1997

B.A., Emory University, 1994

Honors

Top Rated Lawyers™ and AV® Preeminent™, Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Florida (2009)

Super Lawyers®, Florida (2016-2017)

Recognized by ALM® and Daily Business Review® for obtaining the 3rd largest Florida Jury Verdict of 2013 for Contract Disputes

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Litigation – Securities (2015-2018)

Finalist for Dade County Bar Association’s Legal Luminaries Award in Securities, 2016

Joseph A. Sacher

Partner

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Biography

Joseph A. Sacher is a partner in Gordon & Rees’ Miami office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Appellate Practice Groups. Mr. Sacher has extensive litigation, trial, and appellate experience in securities and complex commercial litigation in State and Federal courts.

Mr. Sacher represents individuals, businesses, accountants and accounting firms, and financial institutions in general and complex, multi-million dollar civil litigation as both plaintiffs and defendants. He has successfully defended accounting firms in shareholder and professional liability disputes; has been recognized for obtaining the third largest Florida Jury Verdict in 2013 in the category of Contract Disputes; and has obtained an attorneys’ fees award in excess of $1 Million.

He has been recognized by his peers in the area of Securities Litigation and has extensive securities litigation experience, particularly in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). He has advised and successfully defended numerous individuals, entities, local, regional and public companies, as subpoena recipients, subjects/targets in the early stages of SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations, and defendants in full-blown enforcement actions brought by the SEC, through trial and appeal.

During law school, Mr. Sacher interned at the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office. Since graduation, he has lectured to CPAs, attorneys, international bankers, and college students on issues relating to the liability of accountants and the securities industry, and has written articles on the Federal Securities Laws, including a Lead Feature Article in The Federal Lawyer.

Separate from his experience in general and specialized litigation matters, Mr. Sacher also acts as outside counsel to various types of business entities, providing general advice, assisting with corporate documentation, advising on regulatory compliance, and acting as a liaison to State and Federal regulatory authorities, with a particular emphasis on crisis management and avoidance.

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Admissions

Florida Bar
Georgia Bar (Inactive)
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia (Inactive)
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

Memberships

Florida Bar
Georgia Bar (Inactive)
Federal Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association (Federal Courts Committee)
Florida International Bankers Association

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