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Jeffrey Allen is the principal of Graves & Allen, a small
Oakland, California law firm with a general practice that, since 1973, emphasized
negotiation, structuring, and documentation of real estate acquisitions, loans and other
business transactions, receiverships, related litigation, and bankruptcy. Mr.
Allen also serves as an arbitrator and a mediator. He edits and writes for the
Technology report and the Technology & Practice Guide issues of GP Solo
Magazine and the Technology eReport. He regularly presents at substantive law
and technology-oriented programs for attorneys and writes for several legal
magazines.  In addition to being
licensed as an attorney in California, Jeffrey is a Solicitor of the Supreme
Court of England and Wales.  He
holds faculty positions at California State University of the East Bay and the
University of Phoenix.  Mr. Allen
blogs on technology and law practice at

You can contact Jeffrey about technology via e-mail or about law via email at


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Contact info

436 14th St #1400
Oakland, CA, 94612

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
    43 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    43 years
  3. Contracts: 15%
    43 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
    43 years
  5. Other: 35%
  6. More 

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalGraves & Allen1973 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A