Robert J. Allan is the founder of Allan Law Group PC.
Mr. Allan is an AV rated attorney with over 30 years of Litigation and International Law experience. He has successfully obtained multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients in cases involving civil, business, corporate and IP, music and entertainment law. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor in Canada and a Solicitor in England and Wales.
He Began his career at the firm of Bull, Houser and Tupper LP in Canada in the corporate tax department, and moved his practice to California in 1985. He represents the interests of many domestic and international businesses. He provides insightful legal counsel on complex commercial and civil litigation, international law, corporate law, corporate governance, and intellectual property, entertainment, and music law litigation. He recently obtained a large jury verdict for Sly Stone against his former manger for breach of contract.
Mr. Allan represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex litigation matters in the California State and Federal trial courts and Courts of Appeal, and has practiced in the trial courts and courts of appeal in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Allan also has considerable expertise in corporate compliance and global corporate structures. His has assisted many US and international businesses establish and expand their operations.
Mr. Allan co-founded the USA China Law Group, an organization dedicated to providing litigation support and legal and strategic business advice to companies from China coming to the U.S. and to U.S. companies doing business in China. The Group's attorneys have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzen, Nanjing and Hong Kong. The Group has a strong commercial collections practice, successfully recovering large debts in China for U.S. Companies.
Mr. Allan also advises clients on intellectual property matters, real estate, distressed assets, commercial collections, and investment projects involving commercial real estate development and creative joint ventures in China.
Mr. Allan authored an article titled The Conflicted Duty of Chinese Lawyers, which was published in the National Law Journal and co-authored an article titled "Forensic Sourcing in China," which outlines strategies for successful compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Allan is a frequent speaker. He has made presentations at the Director's College at Stanford Law School, the CEO International Roundtable in Beijing, UCLA Law School, and USC Law School.
Mr. Allan is an active member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Asia Society and the International Bar Association.
He received his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1975, With Distinction. He is admitted to practice in California and in British Columbia and England and Wales.
Languages spoken: Mandarin, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Founder||Allan Law Group PC||1985 - Present|
|Associate||Barrister & Solicitor||1976 - 1985|
|Associate||Bull, Housser, Tupper||1974 - 1975|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United Kingdom Roll of Solicitors||Member||2013 - Present|
|China Committee of The Pacific Council on International Policy||Member||2008 - Present|
|International Law Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1985 - Present|
|Law Society of British Columbia||Member||1975 - Present|
|The Asia Society||Member||N/A|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Commercial Litigation Sub-Section||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Stewart V. Goldstein, et al.||Jury Verdict for Client/Plaintiff|
|Yuen vs. Yuen||$12M reduction in spousal support for Client.|
|Regina v. Joseph Gaya||N/A|
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|National Law Journal||The Conflicting Duty of Chinese Lawyers||2008|
|University of British Columbia School of Law||Law||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1975|
|University of Calgary||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|DIrector's College at Stanford||Foreign Corrupt Practices Act||2010|
|Directors' College at Stanford||The Directors' College focused extensively on the credit crunch and its implications for directors of publicly traded firms with an emphasis on rebuilding profitable enterprises driven by fundamentals||2009|
|The U.S.-China Business Law Conference at UCLA||Business Law Conference||2008|
|Institute for Corporate Counsel||Importing Problem Goods from China||2008|
|Doing Business in China: Understanding The Legal Issues||Organizing and Operating Business Entities in China||2008|
|2008 Global CEO Forum - Beijing, China||"Western and Chinese Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility"||2008|