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Sim Israeloff is chair of the commercial litigation practice group and a member of the appellate practice group.  He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Practice Areas

  •  Complex Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Contract Disputes and Business Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Securities
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Civil Appeals

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Section of Litigation


  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law (1983)
  • B.B.A., Accounting, with highest honors, The University of Texas (1980)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District of Texas

Texas law greatly restricts the use of alter ego or fraud to pierce the corporate veil and hold shareholders liable for a corporation’s contract debts.  A shareholder may only be held personally liable

if the obligee demonstrates that the holder, beneficial owner, subscriber, or affiliate caused the corporation to be used for the purpose of