Israels, Sidney A.

Sidney A. Israels
Attorney

t: 209.576.8888 (Modesto)
Tel 510.834.6600 (Oakland)
f: 510.834.6600 (Oakland)
sisraels@wendel.com

Education

University of California, Los Angeles; J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

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Sid has extensive experience in real estate, business and regulatory matters. He represents a broad spectrum of clients, including title insurers and agents, healthcare providers, transportation logistics, food processors, lenders, agribusinesses, real estate investors and venture capital providers.

Not only working with startups, Sid works with well-established entities in negotiating and closing complex business deals involving mergers, acquisitions, sales, share and asset purchases, shareholder separations, joint ventures, and private placements.

He represents prospective business purchasers, and he has developed special skills in working with business founders, their families, and personal professional advisors. Sid‰’ªs involvement is usually characterized by team participation, excellent communication between participants resulting in expeditious and efficient documentation, often avoiding costly future misunderstandings.

Sid has been instrumental in developing a strong team at Wendel Rosen to effectively represent title insurers and underwritten title insurance companies in regulatory matters before the California Department of Insurance. These matters include audit compliance and the obtaining of organizational permits and approvals for sales, mergers and acquisitions of underwritten title companies.

In addition, he has a particular passion for transportation issues, bringing experience and familiarity with matters involving logistics and infrastructure financing affecting shippers, retailers, rail carriers and land development projects.

A native of Modesto, California, Sid provides first-hand knowledge of the Great Central Valley’s changing demographics and connectivity to Wendel Rosen‰’s clients and their expanding needs. Sid helped originate and maintains strong connections with Wendel Rosen’s Modesto office. With considerable experience and knowledge of the Great Central Valley’s resources, challenges and opportunities, Sid has been involved in several projects, including agriculture research, food safety, farm equipment manufacturing, and public and private development partnerships.

Bay Area Council Transportation Committee

California Land Title Association

State Bar of California

  • Member, 1971 to present
  • Business Law Section
  • Real Property Law Section; Executive Committee, Vice-Chair and Advisor 1992-1993

UC Merced Foundation

  • Board of Trustees
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.

Publications

The New California Department of Insurance Expedited Title Company Application Process: Fact or Fiction?

The New California Department of Insurance Expedited Title Company Application Process: Fact or Fiction?

04/17/2018 | Client Update

Obtaining a California underwritten title company license is generally a lengthy process. Once the application is filed with the California Department of Insurance (CDI), it can take a minimum of…

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News

Wendel Rosen’s Sidney A. Israels Appointed to UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees

Wendel Rosen’s Sidney A. Israels Appointed to UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees

07/18/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Sidney A. Israels, a real estate and business partner with Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, has recently been appointed…

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Education

University of California, Los Angeles; J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California