Mr. Allen is leader of the Alcoholic Beverage Law, Real Estate Development, and Zoning and Land Use Practice Groups. He has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, jury trials, and appeals. He advises clients and litigates cases involving all forms of commercial, business, development, and real property disputes in state and federal courts. Mr. Allen has litigated numerous matters concerning land use issues at the trial and appellate levels. He also has experience litigating corporate and partnership disputes before the North Carolina Business Court. Mr. Allen has extensive experience with craft breweries ranging in size from small startups to those with national distribution. His practice includes representation of craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries in a wide range of permitting, regulatory, and trade issues. Mr. Allen routinely appears in front of city and county governmental bodies and has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.