Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Allan's Profile

Allan is a Shareholder in Maynard’s Real Estate & Financial Services Practice Group.

Allan represents investors, developers, and owners in the acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of real estate, and has extensive experience representing clients in large, complex land investment and development projects. His experience includes transactions involving undeveloped land, retail, office, residential, multifamily, and mixed-use projects, medical and healthcare facilities, sports and entertainment venues, and industrial and manufacturing facilities. Allan also represents clients in financing real estate transactions, including equity investments and joint ventures.

Allan's practice also includes the representation of landlords and tenants in retail, restaurant, office, and industrial leases, including ground leases, build-to-suit, sale/leaseback, and sublease transactions.

With more than 25 years of experience in real estate law, Allan’s broad background enables him to understand the needs of multiple project stakeholders and to effectively strategize with clients to identify creative and practical solutions to achieve their objectives.

Allan's Accolades

Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly, 2005-2007

Allan's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce Leadership Dallas Class of 2005-2006
  • Dallas Real Estate Council Associate Leadership Council Class of 2003-2004
  • University of Michigan Volunteer Alumni Student Recruiter


State Bar: Texas

  • University of Michigan School of Law
    • (1994, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)

  • University of Michigan
    • (1989, Bachelor of Business Administration, with High Distinction)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Maynard Expands to Dallas; Bolsters Real Estate and Land Development Practice

Maynard & Gale has expanded its national geographic footprint to Texas with the addition of a Dallas office and real estate attorneys Matt Hudnall, Karen Cowden, and Allan Katz. The announcement aligns with the firm’s strategic priorities and positive growth trajectory, further establishing Maynard as a nationally recognized law firm...

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