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Robert N. Allen Jr.

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Bar Admission

  • Florida

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Yacht, Maritime and Brokerage
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Entertainment Law
  • International Law

Experience

Mr. Allen has over 30 years of experience counseling clients on legal matters involving both domestic (U.S.) and international issues.

  • Corporate Law: Mr. Allen represents small, midsize and large companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including joint venture agreements, employment agreements, manufacturing agreements and distribution agreements. Mr. Allen advises boards, individual directors, officers and company managers on their duties, obligations, and liabilities under home-country laws and regulatory requirements. Mr. Allen has represented banks, brokers, insurers and other market participants on legal and regulatory issues confronting them, from product distribution to mergers and acquisitions.
  • International LawMr. Allen represents numerous multinational corporations around the world providing legal advice relating to their Florida or international operations.
  • Entertainment: Mr. Allen has represented Grammy award winning or nominated entertainers such as Enrique Iglesias, Paulina Rubio, Ricardo Arjona, Alexandre Pires, Los Bacilos and Café Quijano.

Education

  • 1981, J.D., University of Notre Dame; Writing Program Director, Book Reviews Editor, Member, Notre Dame Law Review, 1979-1981; Best Advocate, Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Central Regional, 1980
  • 1978, B.A., International Relations, New College of the University of South Florida Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • 1979, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society
  • The Dade County Bar Association

Recognition

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida by The South Florida Legal Guide.

Published Work and Lectures

  • Speaker: Admiralty Law Seminar, Florida Bar, 1988
  • Advanced Conference on Commercial Real Estate Leases, 1989

Public Service

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.