Mr. Israeloff is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Since 2007, Mr. Israeloff has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward/White, Inc., in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, and Litigation-Real Estate. In 2010 he was named to the Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America. He was has also been included on the Texas Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters service, since 2003 in the areas of Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Tort, and Intellectual Property Litigation. In 2006, Sim was named a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers. In 2006, Sim was named a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Litigation section, American Bar Association, section of Litigation, Dallas Bar Association, Sustaining Life fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation, Former Barrister in the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, and Former Mayor of Fairview, Texas (2003-2013). He received a B.B.A., Accounting degree, with highest honors, in 1980 from the University of Texas and his J.D. degree, with honors, in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1983 and is admitted to practice in all the United States District Courts of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
•Partnerships, franchises, co-tenancies
•Business sales, acquisitions, buyouts, dissolutions, successor liability
•Finance, loans, security interests, foreclosures
•Defective performance, warranties, commissions, UCC issues
•Securities, stock fraud, misrepresentation, concealment
•Tortious interference, unfair competition, civil conspiracy
•Alter ego, fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfers
•Preemptive rights, oppression of minority shareholders
•Lender liability, usury
Real Estate Litigation
•Sales, leases, financing, title insurance, property damage, mold
•Investor disputes, mismanagement, self-dealing
•Easements, surveys, boundary disputes
•Condemnation, eminent domain
Intellectual Property Litigation
•Patents, trademarks, copyrights, Lanham Act
•Misappropriation, trade secrets
•Injunctions, accountings, disgorgement, lost profits
•FLSA wage and hour, overtime claims
Class Action Litigation
October 2016: Sim Israeloff has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization of leading trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of civil jury trials. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. Qualifying members must have considerable jury trial experience and a reputation for civility, integrity and professionalism to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy. ABOTA’s members include lawyers from both plaintiff and defense bars as well as judges in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
On March 1, 2016, Sim Israeloff has been named a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.
Since 2003, Sim has been selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a Texas Super Lawyer in the field of Business Litigation law.
Since 2011, Sim Israeloff has been selected by Best Lawyers as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:
•Litigation - Construction
•Litigation - Intellectual Property
•Litigation - Patent
•Litigation - Real Estate
•Representing parties in AAA commercial arbitrations
•Serving as a party-appointed arbitrator
(Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
•Member, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
•Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
•Member, Dallas Bar Association
•Sustaining Life fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
•Former Barrister in the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
•Former of Mayor of Fairview, Texas (2003 to 2013)