Mr. Allen has over 30 years of experience counseling clients on legal matters involving both domestic (U.S.) and international issues.
In 2000, Mr. Allen served at the request of the George W. Bush Campaign for President and the Republican Party of Florida as part of the legal team involved in the resolution of key election related issues in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for which he received a citation from the State of Florida Republican Party. He served, by appointment of Governor Jeb Bush, as a Commissioner of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 11th Judicial Circuit, and formerly served, also by appointment of the Governor, as member of the Board of Trustees of New College of Florida (the state’s honors college).
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Ocean Conservancy, based in Washington, D.C., which is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of the oceans and marine wildlife, for which he chairs its Personnel Committee, and formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Democracy in Africa, also based in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Allen was the Republican Party candidate for the United States Congress, Florida District 19, in 1990.
He has served as Campaign Manager or Finance Chairman for various campaigns of Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (currently Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives), as Miami-Dade Co-Chairman of the successful Campaign to Elect Connie Mack to the U.S. Senate and Finance Director of the Miami-Dade County Republican Party.
Mr. Allen founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miami Bridge, Inc., Miami-Dade County’s largest and longest standing short-term residential facility for troubled youth.
He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas University and as a member of the Board of Directors of the College Assistance Program of Miami-Dade County.
He served as the Mayor of Miami’s appointee to the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority, and Chairman of its Sports Committee, during the period in which the Miami Heat played its first season and successful efforts began to attract major league baseball and hockey franchises to South Florida. He also served as Chairman of Miamians for Baseball PAC.