Allen focuses his practice on assisting those who own, manage, and invest in real estate and common interest communities. He enjoys working with real estate developers and the community associations that they create to handle all manner of issues, including the preparation, amendment, interpretation, and enforcement of restrictive covenants and governing corporate documents, declarant control transition and disputes, fiduciary concerns, insurance claims and disputes, and collections. His work with real estate developers embraces land use and zoning matters, where he helps clients with development agreements, special use permits, ordinance changes, and responses to condemnation actions. He also frequently represents commercial landlords in the management of commercial investment properties, including lease negotiation, interpretation, amendment, and enforcement.
Allen also is the leader of the firm's Agribusiness Practice Group, where he coordinates the firm's resources to address the specialized issues facing clients in the agribusiness community, such as farmland leases, corporate organization, restructuring, dissolution, and succession planning, equipment financing and leasing, workouts and debt restructuring, environmental regulatory compliance and permitting, protection of trade secrets and intellectual property, and negotiations and interactions with local, state, and federal government. These agribusiness services encompass all aspects of industrial hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) operations, including licensure before the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, liability and risk planning, sales and marketing contracts, and grower agreements.
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