Michael D. Allen

Phone:  (903) 534-0006
Fax: (903) 534-3757

Email: mike@allenlottmann.com

Michael D. Allen

Firm partner Michael D. Allen has more than 40 years of legal experience, focusing his practice on estate planning, probate and estate administration, business formation, and business succession planning.  Mr. Allen is a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate law, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Allen has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, listed in Best Lawyers in America, and selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers magazine for over twelve years.  In addition, national directory of attorneys Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its AV Preeminent rating.A Texan, Mr. Allen serves as a member of numerous professional organizations and regularly teaches seminars on various aspects of business succession and estate planning.  He is a graduate of Austin College and the Southern Methodist University School of Law.  He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1976.

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  • Advanced Estate Planning: How Reasonable Minds Differ, 2011
  • Advanced Drafting: Documenting Sales to Grantor Trusts, 2009
  • Advanced Strategies: Advising in Hard Times & Changing Landscapes, 2009
  • Advanced Drafting: Business Succession Drafting, 2008
  • Advanced Estate Planning: Installment Sale Strategies, 2008
  • Advanced Strategies: Planning Between Spouses' Deaths, 2008
  • Advanced Strategies: Representing Dysfunctional Families, 2007
  • ALI-ABA Course: Estate Planning for the Family Business Owner, Chicago, American Bar Association, 2006
  • Advanced Estate Planning: Representing the Patriarch in Succession Planning, Houston, State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • Advanced Strategies: Life & Death of an FLP, New Orleans, State Bar of Texas, 2005
  • Advanced Charitable Planning: Enabling Donors to Express Dreams, Austin, State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • Advanced Drafting: Limited Partnership Agreements, Dallas, State Bar of Texas, 2003
  • Advanced Strategies: Course Director, San Antonio, State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • ALI-ABA Course: Family Business Succession Strategies, Scottsdale & Boston, American Bar Association, 2001
  • Tax Law Course: Closely Held Business Strategies, Houston, State Bar of Texas, 2000
  • Advanced Strategies: Imagining the Future of Estate Planning, San Francisco, State Bar of Texas, 2000
  • ALI-ABA Course: Motivating the Business Founder to Plan, San Francisco, American Bar Association, 2000
  • Advanced Strategies: Sophisticated Solutions for Family Wealth Transfers, San Diego, State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • Advanced Strategies: Family Business Succession Planning, Santa Fe, State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • ABA Annual Conference: Estate Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Toronto, American Bar Association, 1998
  • ALI-ABA Course: Business Succession Strategies, Boston, American Bar Association, 1997
  • Advanced Strategies: Business Succession, Santa Fe, State Bar of Texas, 1996
  • Advanced Drafting: Formula Gifts of LP Interests & Opportunity FLPs, State Bar of Texas, 1995

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Phone: 903-534-0006 Fax: 903-534-3757
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