Press Release

Scottish American Acquires Brookside General Insurance Services, Inc.

Santa Ana, CA - Scottish American announced today that it acquired Brookside General Insurance Services, Inc. (“Brookside General”) of Stockton, CA on August 1, 2022. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Brookside General is a managing general agency and surplus lines broker. They specialize in trucking, business auto, non-trucking AL, excess liability, general liability, motor truck cargo, physical damage, property and workers compensation in California, Arizona & Texas

“At Brookside General, we are committed to providing quality service and we’re tops in the industry,” says Rudy Mendoza, President and CEO, Brookside General Insurance Services. “We are dedicated to building long lasting relationships with our business partners, and we look forward to continuing to do so as part of Scottish American.”

“It’s great to have Brookside General join Scottish American, “ says Steven A. Cook, Interim CEO/COO, Scottish American. “They provide superior products and service to their insureds and broker customers and will be a good addition to our team.”

Giordano Halleran Ciesla provided legal counsel to Scottish American, and A&M advised them on the transaction. Fennemore Law provided legal counsel to Brookside General, and MarshBerry advised them on the transaction. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.

About Scottish American
Scottish American was founded in 2009. It grew out of an investment fund focused on acquiring and managing insurance distribution businesses. The company takes pride in its unconventional, producer-led culture. Teamwork is exemplified by lack of official titles and entirely flat organizational structure. Responsibility isn’t delegated, it’s taken. Scottish American works with a long list of carriers in both admitted and non-admitted markets on the East and West Coasts, as well as in Texas. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Jean Wiskowski, Chief Marketing Officer
732-380-0900 Ext. 736

Mergers & Acquisitions Contact:
Bradley Unger, Senior Vice President, Business Development