John Pearson Allen
Partner | Estate, Business, Securities, and Real Estate Law
(416) 865-0303 ext. 1
JOHN ALLEN has a general practice, with a focus on business law and estate planning. After being admitted to the Bar in 1991, John clerked with the Ontario Superior Court, joining Allen & Allen in 1992.
John has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Laws, and—while working full-time at Allen & Allen—obtained his Masters and PhD in securities law from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.
John has been counsel for and a director of a number of private and public companies, including a real estate investment company and an energy resource company both listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
In addition to his practice of law, John has published many legal texts. He authored the Quicklaw / LexisNexis “Allen securities netletter” for six years, and co-authored both the 3rd Edition of the Estate Planning Handbook with William Allen and the 4th Edition of the Estate Planning Handbook with Brian Quinlan (CPA). In addition, John is co-author of the annual Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario with Justice Libman of the Ontario Court of Justice; he is co-editor of RegQuest, a monthly update on regulatory offences and compliance in Canada with Justice Libman and Professor Aron; and he has written articles for the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Advocates Journal and the Criminal Law Quarterly. John has been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and has taught contracts and evidence law at Humber College for the Bachelor of Arts program for paralegals and business law at Ryerson University in Toronto.