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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.  



Areas of Practice:

International Law

Business Law

Corporate Law

Business Litigation

Music Law and Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Employment Litigation

Entertainment Litigation




Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

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Practice areas


  1. International Law: 35%
    38 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 35%
    38 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Corporate: 30%
    38 years, 500 cases



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Payment types:

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Contact info

Allan Law Group PC

23823 Malibu Road
# 378
Malibu, CA, 90265-4985


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderAllan Law Group PC1985 - Present
AssociateBarrister & Solicitor1976 - 1985
AssociateBull, Housser, Tupper1974 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
United Kingdom Roll of SolicitorsMember2013 - Present
China Committee of The Pacific Council on International PolicyMember2008 - Present
International Law AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present
Law Society of British ColumbiaMember1975 - Present
The Asia SocietyMemberN/A
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Commercial Litigation Sub-SectionMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Regina v. Joseph GayaN/A
Studio Management Services, Inc. v. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power BC325974$7.8 Million settlement for our client
MIC INDUSTRIAL & TRADING, LLC v SUNDIA CORPORATIONWrit of Attachement in amount of $756,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Law JournalThe Conflicting Duty of Chinese Lawyers2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of British Columbia School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1975
University of CalgaryN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DIrector's College at StanfordForeign Corrupt Practices Act2010
Directors' College at StanfordThe 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 fundamentals2009
The U.S.-China Business Law Conference at UCLABusiness Law Conference2008
Institute for Corporate CounselImporting Problem Goods from China2008
Doing Business in China: Understanding The Legal IssuesOrganizing and Operating Business Entities in China2008
2008 Global CEO Forum - Beijing, China"Western and Chinese Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility"2008