Practice Areas

– Confronting Complexity Together –

In order to offer our clients quality representation at the highest level of proficiency, Allen & Kimbell’s team practices in areas of law that are complimentary and interrelated.  Our various departments work in concert to ensure that the complex matters we handle are creatively analyzed from different perspectives and by specialists with an array of legal knowledge.

Estate Planning, Trust & Estate Administration and Probate


Allen & Kimbell has a particularly high level of expertise in estate planning, trust administration, and probate law.


We at Allen & Kimbell pride ourselves on being able to handle the most complex planning, as well as the most challenging trust and estate administrations.  Our attorneys are some of the most respected in the community, and regularly speak on complicated planning and tax issues.

Civil Litigation


Attorneys in Allen & Kimbell’s litigation department are highly experienced in all aspects of civil litigation, particularly in the areas of real property, trust and estate, and business disputes, as well as complex litigation including construction cases.

Tax Planning and Representation


Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to advise clients on the most sophisticated tax strategies and to protect their rights before the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board.  Our attorneys are some of the most respected in the community, and Allen & Kimbell has two California State Bar certified specialists in taxation law.

Real Estate


Allen & Kimbell’s attorneys possess diverse and comprehensive experience in all kinds of real estate matters. Having pioneered one of California’s premier planned developments, the Hollister Ranch, we are well versed in issues pertaining to land use planning, common interest developments and property rights.

Business Entities and Planning


We offer expertise in business planning and the formation, operation, dissolution, and selection of business entities. Our attorneys also handle tax issues, purchases and sales of businesses, financing, management and relationships amongst business owners.

Land Use


Allen & Kimbell’s attorneys have significant experience in land use planning and permitting, and subdivision processing.  We represent clients including builders, developers, nonprofits, and land owners in permitting applications and appeals.  Our team excels at guiding clients through the thicket of constitutional, environmental, administrative, and political issues that arise in the land use context.

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