Michael B. Allen

972 759 1432
972 759 1393 (FAX)

mallen@higierallen.com

2711 North Haskell Ave
Suite 2400
Dallas, Texas 75204
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Michael Allen focuses his practice on representing lenders in the financing of multifamily properties through the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing program and the Freddie Mac Seller-Servicer program with extensive experience in the broad spectrum of transaction structures, products and property types, including low income tax-credit financings, Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Contracts, tenant-in-common financings, mezzanine debt, loan participations and syndications. Mr. Allen has also represented banks and financial institutions in connection with commercial credit facilities (including revolving lines of credit, real estate acquisition and refinance loans, financing for construction and development projects, guidance lines, equipment financing and mortgage warehouse lines) secured by collateral of various types in addition to real estate, as well as represented banks and financial institutions with commercial loan servicing issues – including workouts and foreclosures.

Practice Areas

  • Secured Lending
  • Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • General Business Transactions

Representative Experience

  • Representation of lenders in the financing of multifamily properties throughout the United States through the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing program and the Freddie Mac Seller-Servicer program
  • Representation of developers and property owners in connection with home owners and condominium owners associations (including drafting declarations and formation documents for associations and negotiating settlement agreements to amicably resolve disputes with property owners)
  • Representation of start-up companies with entity selection, formation and related issues
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in the work-out, restructure and modification of non-performing credit facilities and representing lenders in residential and commercial real property foreclosures and Uniform Commercial Code foreclosures

Education

  • B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia
  • J.D. degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named “Rising Star” in the practice area of real estate in 2010 by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) as published by Texas Monthly Magazine.
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Federal Income Tax

Legal Associations, Professional Affiliations and Community Leadership

  • Board Member of Kaufman County Municipal Utility District No. 2
  • Member of the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association Real Property Section and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers