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John Pearson Allen, Ph.D., 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 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.