Allen leverages experience in business, tax and real estate to guide clients in acquisitions and sales that involve complex asset and real estate transactions.


Allen counsels investors and developers engaged in residential, hospitality and commercial development. Clients praise Allen for his excellent client service, responsiveness and strategic problem-solving.

A business and real estate lawyer with more than four decades of experience, Allen frequently serves as general counsel to closely-held businesses. He advises on formation, acquisitions, sales, business planning, contracts, real estate, lending, employment law and litigation, often coordinating with other Stinson attorneys to provide clients the full range of legal counsel they need to succeed.


Allen has represented buyers and sellers of real estate, landlords and tenants, and lenders and borrows in all phases of real estate transactions.

He represents hotel developers in all aspects of transactions, including land acquisition, development, management agreements, syndication, sale and private placement.

He represents beer wholesalers in the acquisition and sale of their distributorships, and provides representation for their operations, often acting as general counsel.

Allen advises purchasers and lenders of troubled real estate and problem loans.

Allen serves as counsel on the creation of homes and owners associations, compiles organizational documents and advises developers and property managers.

He has served as counsel on the development of a medical building complex of four buildings, including leasing, construction and permanent financing.

He has represented numerous buyers and sellers of businesses.

Allen has experience with the formation and structuring of new businesses.



"Hero of the Heart" recognition for his 25 years of service with the YMCA, 2011

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Trustee of the Frank and Evangeline Trustee Foundation

Greater Kansas City YMCA, current Board of Directors and Executive Committee

YMCA Foundation of Mid-America, former Chairman

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Counsel to The Rabbit Hole


  • Missouri, 1978
  • Kansas, 2007
  • United States Tax Court


University of Missouri - Columbia, J.D., 1978

University of Missouri - Columbia , B.S., Public Administration, 1975

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