Allen Law Firm
Attorney at Law serving Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco and Collin County
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About

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THE ALLEN LAW FIRM

The Allen Law Firm was founded in 2016 by Bret D. Allen. Bret is a Real Estate and Business Attorney, licensed REALTOR® in Texas, Real Estate Investor and Entrepreneur. The Allen Law Firm serves the residents and businesses of Collin County, Dallas County and other areas across DFW with a focus on creditor's rights, real estate, business, and financial legal services including, but not limited to: 

  • creditor's rights
  • bankruptcy litigation
  • real estate (litigation and transactions)
  • business (litigation and transaction)
  • financial services
  • probate
  • personal injury
Attorneys
  • Bret David Allen (TX,CA) -- Founder and Managing Member
  • Candace Murphy Sissac (TX, LA) -- Attorney
 
 

Attorneys

 
 

Bret Allen, Founder and managing member

Bret has successfully defended clients in bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction, litigation, and probate proceedings in Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, New Jersey, Utah, and California.

Financial Services. Bret has focused much of his practice on representing national mortgage servicing companies and large national banks  in consumer and commercial bankruptcy, probate, litigation, foreclosure, eviction, modification/workouts, and compliance work.   

  • Consumer and Commercial Lending Practice:   Bret has extensive experience representing consumer and commercial clients in restructuring loans, defending defaults, and drafting consumer and commercial loan documents during the modification and restructuring process. He represents mortgage, auto, and unsecured clients in state court actions and in Bankruptcy court across the country.   Bret previously co-chaired the commercial lending group for the American Legal and Financial Network (www.alfn.org), a national organization for legal and mortgage professionals.  In his role as co-chair he networked heavily with other legal professionals, national servicers, banks, and all other aspects of the lending industry.   
  • Litigation: Bret currently defends national banking clients and servicers in bankruptcy, auto, unsecured, and mortgage default cases. Bret brings a common sense business approach to the default process.  He understands the needs of large creditors to quickly, efficiently, and effectively dispose of cases and secure collateral.  Bret handles case strategy from beginning to resolution. 
  • Bankruptcy:  Bret represents national banks in Chapter 7 and 13 consumer bankruptcy cases.  Bret also represents creditors in Chapter 11 business bankruptcy proceedings, including shopping centers, strip malls, and apartment complexes, auto lenders, mortgage lenders, and unsecured creditors. 

Other Services. Bret offers a variety of other services in the area of real estate, business, estate planning, and probate. Please see the service areas above for a detailed list of the services offered. 

Bret is married and has four children. He spends his free time with his family and enjoys traveling, fly fishing, golfing and cooking.

Contact Bret directly: bret@bretallen.com

 

 

Education

Vanderbilt University

Currently Attending Vanderbilt’s America’s Executive MBA Program, Class of 2018

Western Michigan University

Thomas M. Cooley Law School (JD) — Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude

University of Phoenix

B.S. in Communications

Activities & Affiliations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Federal District Courts (and Bankruptcy Courts) of Texas
  • California Bar Association
  • Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Federal District Courts (and Bankruptcy Courts) of California
  • Eastern Federal District Court (and Bankruptcy Court) of Tennessee 
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Pro-bono volunteer at the North Texas Legal Aid Clinic
  • Collin County Association of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Speaking Engagements and Recognition

  • Connect Financial Services Conference in Orange County, CA (September 27, 2017) - "A 360 Degree Perspective on Bankruptcy Litigation Trends."
  • American Legal and Financial Network Teach Conference Panelist and Moderator in Washington D.C. (November 12, 2015) – “Non-judicial Foreclosure Updates.”
  • American Legal and Financial Network Webinar Panelist (August 25, 2015) – “Preventing Risks Arising from Communications with the Borrower’s and others.”
  • Dallas County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Presentation (February 13, 2015) – “Creditor Strategies and Options for Dead Borrowers.”
 
 
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Candace Murphy siSSAC

Candace Murphy Sissac has been a practicing attorney since 1999. Her practice areas include: debt collection law, insurance defense, real estate law, succession litigation, wills, trust and estates, family law, consumer law, non-profit law, and personal injury.

While in law school, she practiced in the Loyola University Law Clinic catering to the legal needs of the economically deprived, and was a legal intern for the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review.  Upon graduation and bar passage, she accepted a position as the Judicial Law Clerk for Judge E.S. Julien for the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.  Upon completion of her clerkship, she accepted a position as an Associate Attorney with Lobman, Carnahan, Batt Angelle and Nader.  Her practice areas were insurance defense, class action defense and toxic tort litigation.  While with Lobman, she received her real estate license and began functioning as a legal consultant for licensed realtors in the Greater New Orleans Area.

After venturing in to the real estate arena, she accepted a position as an adjunct professor at Delgado Community College and was subsequently recruited by Lexis Nexis to oversee it’s Louisiana Law School Region.  In this position, she developed legal research curriculum to cater to the needs of the law school students as well as professors. She also worked as a disbursement attorney for the Small Business Administration’s Department of Disaster relief. In that capacity, she drafted mortgage documents and assisted borrowers with curing title defects.

Ms. Sissac has also taught legal research and writing and law firm management as an adjunct professor at Tulane University. She also obtained her Louisiana Broker’s License and functions as an associate broker with Century 21.

In 2006, Ms. Sissac was licensed with the Texas Bar.

When she is not practicing law, she is hanging out with her husband, and her 100 lbs. puppy.

She is excited to be returning to the Dallas area and joining The Allen law Firm.

Contact Candace directly: candace@bretallen.com

Education

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Juris Doctorate

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS

B.A. in Secondary Education

 

Activities & Affiliations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Louisiana Real Estate Commission – Associate Broker
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Pro Bono Volunteer