Martin Allen maintains a practice area concentrated in tax and business law with extensive experience in most areas of federal and state income taxation, including acquisitions and dispositions of businesses in taxable and tax-free transactions, private equity investments, bankruptcy reorganizations and workouts, business and personal tax planning, and tax audit defense and appeals.
Mr. Allen has practiced tax and business law for more than 30 years in Boston and Chicago. Prior to joining K&L Gates he was a partner at a Boston law firm.
Mr. Allen serves as Adjunct Professor of Law in the Graduate Tax (L.L.M.) Program at Boston University Law School, where he has taught since 1986, and has also lectured on tax law at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He is the co-author of Massachusetts Taxation, the leading treatise on the tax law of the Commonwealth. From 1983 to 1994, he served as an editor of Tax Highlights, a monthly publication of the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Allen has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year from 2006 to the present 2014 edition. He is a member of the Boston Tax Forum and the American Bar Association.