Aaron Israels’ primary practice involves representing investors in proceedings to recover their investment losses from stockbrokers, investment advisors, financial planners, and broker-dealers. He represents investors in FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Arbitration proceedings in every state, for claims arising from violations of securities laws, “sold away” investments, PONZI schemes, trading and concentration issues, unsuitable investments, fraud in the sale of securities and due diligence failures related to financial products.
In addition to securities litigation, Aaron represents individuals and businesses in a variety of transactional matters, which include business formations, purchase and sale transactions, restricted stock sales, private securities offerings and licensing matters. Most of Aaron’s business clients operate in highly regulated industries, such as alcohol, firearms, and private finance.
Aaron is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Arizona, Michigan, and Illinois, and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and various federal districts around the country. He is also admitted to the Federal Trial Bar in the Northern Federal District of Illinois, a bar limited to attorneys with significant federal trial experience.
Aaron graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a minor in business. During his undergraduate studies, at the age of 20, he started his first law job as an intern at a personal injury law firm in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He has continued to work in the legal field ever since. Aaron graduated law from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School in 2007, where he received several academic accolades. In 2016 and 2019, he was named a “Rising Star” in the area of securities litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.
Aaron is an active member of PIABA (the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association), an organization for lawyers committed to protecting the rights of investors and investor education, where he is currently the co-chair of the PIABA Arbitration Committee. He was recently admitted to the prestigious Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court in Denver, Colorado.
When Aaron is not working, he enjoys playing golf, mountain biking, working on his house, traveling and walking his dog. He is a member of the Ranch Country Club in Westminster.