Allen Law Firm, PLLC
Texas Real Estate, Business, Probate, and Litigation Attorneys

Bret Allen

Owner/Founder

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Education

Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Managment, MBA

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

  • 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

  • Western Federal District Court (and Bankruptcy Court) of Tennessee

  • Eastern and Western District Court (and Bankrupty Court) of Arkansas

  • Federal District Court (and bankruptcy Court) of Colorado

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

  • Collin County Association of Realtors

  • Texas Association of Realtors

  • National Association of Realtors

 

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@theallenlawfirm.com

 

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.”