John J. Sabl - Sidley Austin LLP
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John J. Sabl

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 312-853-7437

John Sabl is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP.  He represents client in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, hedge funds, insurance transactions, restructurings and corporate counseling assignments.  His experience spans a number of industries, such as insurance, investment management and other financial servies, communications and media, agribusiness, retailing, information services, affordable housing, food, manufacturing and real estate.  From 1997 until 2000 he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of CNO Financial, Inc., a life and health insurer.  At CNO he handled a diverse set of legal matters, including merger and financing transactions, litigation, venture capital investments, regulatory issues an government relations.

Stanford UniversityAB 1973Stanford UniversityJ.D. 1976
Rush University Medical CenterHyde Park AngelsAlzheimer's AssociationRush UniversityKnapp Entrepreneurial Institute at Illinois Institute of Technology

Client Comments

"John Sabl is the go-to transaction lawyer my company deals with. We have ventured into other firms and lawyers for transaction expertise and have been disappointed. John's knowledge of the insurance sector is as strong as anyone I have encountered in my 37 years of practice."

-Thomas Zurek
OneAmerica Financial Partners

"John Sabl is a superb lawyer with a wealth of experience. He is very responsive, hard working, and an excellent business partner. He operates pursuant to the highest ethical standards. I am privileged to work with him often."

-William H. Strong
Morgan Stanley

"John Sabl is a very competent professional. He is willing to work with clients for best possible outcome. He harnesses the full talent of the firm to achieve positive results for clients. "

Office Location

One South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Chicago Metro Area
John J. Sabl has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Gender: Male