Alan M. Insul

  • Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Alan M. Insul has been an attorney for over 33 years. He limits his practice to the areas of corporate, business and real estate. Mr. Insul has achieved an AV rating which is the highest rating of an attorney for legal ability and ethics based upon peer review ratings of attorneys and judges from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Insul Graduated UCLA in 1973 with a degree in psychology, and he received his J.D. degree in 1978 from Southwestern University School of Law. He was admitted in 1978 to both the California and Federal Court (Central District). While in law school Mr. Insul was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program. In addition, he served as an intern to the Honorable Lynn Compton, Presiding Justice, District Two, Division Two of California Court of Appeals.

Mr. Insul is a member of the California Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association and longtime member of the Real Estate and Business law sections of both organizations. He has authored many articles on business and real estate law including multiple chapters of Selecting and Forming Business Entities (Second Edition), published by the Continuing Education of the Bar. Mr. Insul acted as a consultant for the real estate practice book, Ground Lease Practice, also published by the Continuing Education of the Bar. Mr. Insul is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and a past Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor in Chief of the Business Law News (a quarterly publication of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section). In addition, Mr. Insul is a past member of the steering committee of the real estate brokerage subsection of the State Bar of California’s Real Property Law section.

Professionally Mr. Insul limits his practice to the areas of corporate, real estate, and business law for transactional matters as well as litigation. In real estate, his experience ranging from lending and acquisition transactions to real estate litigation. In business and corporate law, Mr. Insul has advised start-ups, emerging enterprises, established companies as well as troubled businesses seeking to avoid bankruptcy.

Mr. Insul's litigation experience extends to appellate matters including published opinions. Foothill Village Homeowners Assn. V. Bishop (1999) 68 Cal. App. 4th 1364; Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. V Tutungi (1998) 66 Cal. App. 4th 727; Martin v. World Savings & Loan Assn. (2001) 92 Cal. App. 4th 803. The Foothill Village Homeowners Assn case was selected by the Real Property section of the California State Bar as one of the ten most significant real property cases for 1999. In the late 1980's Mr. Insul became CEO to a California based telecommunications company with multiple offices. He has also acted as CEO to an international data network company in the mid-90's.

Mr. Insul’s civic, community and authorship activities are varied and extensive: Member of the California State Bar and its Real Property and Business law sections; Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn and its Real Property and Business law sections; Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar; Past Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor in Chief of the Business Law News (official publication of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section); Past member of the steering committee of the real estate brokerage subsection of the State Bar of California’s Real Property Law section; Author Ch 3 (Selecting a Business Name) and Ch. 7 (Limited Liability Partnerships) in the recently published book Selecting and Forming Business Entities (2nd Ed.) published by CEB; Consultant for Ground Lease Practice published by CEB; Executive Committee/Board of Directors - Valley Industry Commerce Association, VICA; Monthly column writer for Valley Business Journal; Board of Directors - L.A. Community Re-Use, Inc.; Chairman Insurance Sub-committee - California State Senate Small Business Advisory Committee; Co-Chairman Task Force - California State Senate’s Select Committee on the Northridge earthquake; Past President/Board of Directors - Encino Chamber of Commerce; Secretary/Board of Directors - Cal-Tel; Secretary L.A. Chapter - Real Estate Syndications and Securities Institute; Member - San Fernando Valley Transportation Task Force; Board of Directors - United Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors - Jay Nolan Center.

Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D (1974)
Honors: - Clerk/Internship California Court of Appeals, Hon. Presid. Justice Lynn Compton, District 2, Division 2 - 1st Runner-up Intramural Moot Court Competition - Moot Court Honor's Program (Roger Traynor Competition)
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.S (1973) | Psychology
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Honors: Research Assistant Neuro-psychiatric Institute developing educational programs for autistic children
Activities: Developed and trained special education teachers in behavior modification techniques to augment first mainstream school program for autistic children
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Publications
Articles & Publications
CEB Selecting and Forming Business Entities
Continuing Education of the Bar
CEB Selecting and Forming Business Entitties
Continuing Education of the Bar
CEB Selecting and Forming Business Entities
Continuing Education of the Bar
Monthly Legal Advice Column
Valley Business Journal
Weighing your Options; Helpful In A Pinch, Paying For Goods And Services with Stock Options Can Open A Legal Can Of Worms
Zone Magazine
Monthly Legal Advice Column
Valley Business Journal
Certifications
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar Business Law Section
Executive Committee Member
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Activities: Member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar.
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State Bar of California
Past Chair and Editor In Chief Business Law News
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Activities: Official publication of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California
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State Bar of California
Past Member Southern California real estate brokerage executive committee
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Activities: Sub-committee of the real estate section of the state bar bar.
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California State Bar # 81961
Member Business and Real Estate Law Sections
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member Business and Real Estate Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
Websites & Blogs
Blog
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Contact & Map
5850 Canoga Avenue
Suite 250
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
USA
Telephone: (818) 981-5282