In Memoriam – Barton S. Sacher (1948 – 2015)

October 2, 2015 | Category: News

Joseph A. Sacher practiced with his father and mentor, Barton S. Sacher, from 1998 until 2015.  During that time, the father and son team worked on countless matters involving Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, SEC Defense, Insurance Litigation, and Appeals, both in Florida and other jurisdictions throughout the country. 

Bart Sacher served in the SEC’s Home Office in Washington, D.C., as trial counsel in the Division of Enforcement (1977-1979), working on legislation (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Right to Financial Privacy Act) and directing enforcement programs involving banks and bank holding companies.  Later, he served as Chief of Investigations and Enforcement for the SEC Southern Regional Office in Atlanta (1979-1985), where he managed the SEC's most complex enforcement investigations and litigation in the Southeast.  During his SEC tenure, Bart Sacher was responsible for numerous, significant SEC enforcement actions, which established nation-wide precedents.  

In the mid-80's Bart Sacher moved to Miami and restarted his civil career at one of the largest national law firms of the time.  In 1990, he co-founded the law firm of Sacher, Zelman, et al., and managed its Litigation Department until 2015.   


SACHER, BARTON STUART (04/09/48-10/01/15) Barton Stuart Sacher (67) died late Thursday night after a long and valiant fight with lung cancer. He was born in Birmingham and grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. Always excelling in academics, he was a champion debater with scholarships to The University of Alabama, graduating with Honors ('70) and attending its School of Law ('73), highest honors (Order of the Coif and Alabama Law Review Articles Editor). "Roll Tide!" Bart's work ethic was seldom matched, starting at his family's clothing store, receiving a Federal Clerkship for U.S. District Judge Sam Pointer, joining Berkowitz Lefkovits & Patrick, serving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC, and acting as Chief of Enforcement for the Southeast in the Atlanta Regional Office. Perhaps the job he enjoyed the most was his position as Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. He reentered private practice in Miami in 1986, and co-founded Sacher Zelman Hartman Paul Beiley & Sacher in 1990. His professional honors, awards and accomplishments were remarkable, eclipsing many of the mentors he praised throughout his career. Bart was an active member of Temple Israel of Greater Miami for almost 30 years. He is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Angela, son and partner, Joseph (Gina), his beloved granddaughters (Chloe and Emma), and his brother (Jeff). Bart's professional accomplishments were equaled only by his larger-than-life personality, force of will, self-determination, often-overlooked generosity, and unequaled gift of gab. "A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal." -- Big Fish (2003). Bart's only known regret was not having an opportunity to perform on Broadway during his lifetime.

Contact Us

Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Miami Tower
100 SE Second Street
Suite 3900
Miami, FL 33131

(305) 428-5300

Free Consultation