Allen D. Israel
Member

Allen D. Israel

Allen is a member of the firm’s Business practice and focuses on corporate, business, real estate and contract law. His practice includes representation of a variety of investment, technology, sports teams, sports facilities, real estate, yachts and other businesses; non-profits such as museums and foundations; and a diversified personal holding and management company.

Allen was previously featured in the highly-regarded Chambers USA legal directory. In the directory, clients commented that “his real strength is his practical application of the law to the current issue at hand to reach an equitable decision. He is an excellent negotiator.

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Activities

Current

  • Board of Directors: The University of Washington Foundation
  • UW College of Engineering Visiting Committee
  • Board of Directors: The Allen Institute
  • Board of Directors: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
  • Board of Directors: ELC Development
Past
  • University of Washington Law School
    • Washington Law School Foundation: Board of Directors
    • Dean’s Advisory Committee
    • Law Firm Alumni Challenge
    • University of Washington Law Review, Associate Editor, 1977-1978
  • Washington State Bar Association 
    • Business Law Section
    • Committee on Conflicts of Interest in Business Transactions; co-author, WSBA Deskbook
    • Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “Advising Washington Businesses,” Chairman
    • Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “Best of CLE,” Chairman
    • First annual Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “Advising Washington Businesses,” Chairman and program developer
  • The University of Washington
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering Department 60s Decade Reunion, Host
    • Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Burke Museum Governance, Chairman
  • JTNews (formerly The Jewish Transcript)
    • Board of Directors
  • United States Civil Rights Commission
    • Washington State Advisory Committee
  • Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith
    • Pacific Northwest Region, Chairman
    • Executive Committee
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Publications

Libel-New Standard of Liability For Media Defendants

52 Wash. L. Rev. 975 (1977)

Presentations

2017 Graduation Speaker, University of Washington Department Of Mechanical Engineering

Ethics, Professionalism, and Civility: The Hard Questions

Panelist, Washington State Bar Association

New Washington Business Corporation Act

WSBA CLE, University of Washington

Incorporating Small Business

WSBA CLE, University of Washington

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"Clients comment that "his real strength is his practical application of the law to the current issue at hand to reach an equitable decision. He is an excellent negotiator." - Chambers USA

BusinessMergers & AcquisitionsNonprofit & Tax-Exempt OrganizationsSports Teams & Facilities (Chair)Yachts, Ships & Submersibles

Contact

Tel: 206.447.8911Fax: 206.749.1957

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America© Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006-2019

  • Best Lawyers® 2013 M&A "Lawyer of the Year" in Seattle

Chambers USA Leading Individual, Corporate/Commercial Law

Washington Super Lawyers list

2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine

League of Justice top lawyer ranking, Washington CEO

Top Business Lawyers, Seattle Business Monthly

Top 155 Lawyers Designation - Business Transaction - Acquisition/Merger/Formation, Seattle Magazine

Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (Best Rating Possible) 

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Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1978

M.B.A., University of Washington, Foster School of Business, 1971

B.S., University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering, 1968

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1978

Experience

Foster Pepper PLLC, 1978-Present 

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