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Miller Canfield Attorney James Allen Authors Chapter on "Michigan Foreclosure Practice"

April 28, 2008

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that James L. Allen, a principal in the Troy office, recently authored "Michigan Foreclosure Practice," a chapter of The Law of Distressed Real Estate, published by Thompson West, December 2007.

Allen practices in Capital Markets Lending, a part of the firm’s Real Estate Group. He concentrates his practice in representing lenders in all phases of commercial real estate workouts and foreclosures, primarily in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1977 and his L.L.M. from Wayne State University in 1988. His B.A., with high distinction, is from the University of Michigan, where he was a Regents Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Allen’s memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section (Member, Representative Assembly from 1978-1990), Ohio Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association (Chairman, Program Committee from 1979-1982) and the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association. He is also a member of National Eagle Scout Association, Phi Gamma Delta, and was on the board of directors for the Community House in Birmingham, Michigan from 1983-1986. Allen is listed in the Real Estate Section of the 2007 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers, and the Banking Law Section of the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The law firm of Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852 and employs 800 in offices in Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland. For more information, visit