Allen advises debtors, creditors, purchasers, lenders, and other parties in interest in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations and out-of-court workouts. He focuses his practice on the representation of court-appointed fiduciaries and federal and state court receivers, as well as assignees in out-of-court liquidations. His experience includes the development of workout strategies for debtors and creditors; distressed asset sales; development and implementation plans of reorganization; and litigation of contested matters in state and federal courts and on appeal before the Seventh Circuit.
Allen is the chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee. He is also a former member of Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois. Allen is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American Bar Association. He is currently the treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), a national financial literacy program for young adults taught by bankruptcy and financial professionals that focuses on the responsible use of credit and student loans.
Allen earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and his B.S. from Indiana University.