JOHN J. SABL is a partner in the Corporate and Capital Markets practice group in the Chicago office. He represents clients in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including initial public offerings and other offerings of securities by domestic and international companies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, affordable housing and other investment funds, restructurings, major contractual matters and corporate counseling assignments. His experience spans a number of industries, such as insurance, securities and other financial services, investment management, affordable housing, communications and media, agribusiness, capital goods, software and information services, consumer products, manufacturing and real estate.
From 1997 until 2000, John 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 and government relations.
John is an active speaker and a past chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
John is listed by Best Lawyers in the areas of Securities Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Regulation and also was named by Best Lawyers as Chicago Lawyer of the Year for 2014, 2015 and 2019 in the area of Securities Regulation.
John received his undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University, where he graduated with distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where served as associate managing editor of the Stanford Law Review. He is admitted to the bar in Illinois and California.
A native of Los Angeles, he lives with his wife, Alice Young Sabl, in Chicago.
Admissions & Certifications
- Stanford Law School, J.D., 1976
- Stanford University, A.B., 1973 (with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa)