Allison's experience, from her tenure at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel to her years in transactional tax planning, is invaluable to clients seeking advice on state and federal tax law.


As tax counsel, Allison guides clients, primarily corporations and partnerships, through the entire business life cycle. She advises on entity formation and corporate structure, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, exchanges, restructurings, reorganizations, financings and liquidations.

Before joining Stinson, Allison practiced at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel, Large and Mid-Size Business Division, where she provided legal counsel to revenue agents in tax audits and handled tax litigation, and her insider understanding of the IRS is a great advantage for clients. In addition to her counseling work, she represents companies in state and federal tax controversies and litigation, and handles all aspects of audits and administrative appeals.


Allison works with companies from formation through liquidation. In addition to providing strategic tax advice on mergers, acquisitions, exchanges, reorganizations and financings, she takes a business-minded approach to her counsel and guidance on day-to-day operations. She thrives on finding the most tax-efficient path to achieving the business objective.

She has experience with private equity, venture capital and emerging companies, privately held firms and public companies, and corporate securities.

Allison counsels companies in the energy and renewable energy industries on transactions, project development and financing, and tax credits, including renewable electricity production tax credits and energy investment tax credits. In this sphere she works primarily with wind, solar, open-loop biomass, closed-loop biomass, and geothermal renewable energy facilities.

Allison also serves as the co-chair of the Stinson Pro Bono Committee and is an active pro bono volunteer.

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The Best Lawyers in America© in Tax Law, 2015 - 2022

Selected to Super Lawyers© Minnesota Rising Stars list, 2015 - 2017

North Star Lawyer, 2012 - 2020

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Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association, Tax Section and Energy Section

Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Former Chairperson, 2011-2012

Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Former Vice-chair 2010-2011, Former Treasurer 2009-2010, Former Secretary 2008-2009

Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Hennepin County Bar Association, Tax Law Section

NAPABA-MN Foundation, Board of Directors


  • State of Minnesota, 2004
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2004


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2004

Jamestown College, B.A. English, summa cum laude, 2000  

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