James M. Allen is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration (certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization in both specialties). He concentrates in the areas of corporations, partnerships and business, tax, real estate, estate planning, and trust administration.
Jim is a 1964 graduate of Stanford University and a 1971 graduate of Hastings College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Thurston Society. Jim also received his master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. Jim has lectured and written for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, as well as other law-related organizations in the areas of tax, probate, and estate planning.
Jim served on the Executive Committee, Trusts and Estates Law Section of the State Bar of California and is currently Chair of the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is a Vietnam-era war veteran who was a lieutenant in the United States Navy.
Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, California, 1971
Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
Honors: Member, Thurston Society
Golden Gate University, Master’s Degree
Stanford University, 1964
Lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Law Section
Past Employment Positions
United States Navy, Lieutenant