Katharine Allen is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s San Francisco Office.

Areas of Practice

Katharine's practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions and real estate secured financing.  She has represented clients on a wide variety of real estate transactions with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, sale leaseback transactions, commercial leasing, joint venture transactions and limited liability entity formation.  Katharine's commercial lending experience includes both single lender and syndicate real property financings secured by office buildings, industrial and warehouse facilities, wineries and vineyards, apartment complexes, retail developments, hotel and resort properties, and mobile home communities.



Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013-2016

Legal 500, Real Estate, 2017



Antitrust Law Blog Posts

Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Posts



Member, American Bar Association

Member, San Francisco Bar Association


J.D., University of California, Davis, 2006, Senior Articles Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review, Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in the subjects of Torts and Bioethics

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2003, with honors


  • Extern for the Honorable Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California


  • California
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