Kelly A. Allen
Kelly Allen is a partner in the law firm of Adkison, Need & Allen, P.L.L.C., in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She specializes in all facets of liquor licensing. Ms. Allen and her team handle business formation, lease and land purchase negotiations, liquor license acquisition and transfers, and violations. She is known for representing clients in complex and challenging situations before many municipalities and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
The oldest of ten children, she became involved in this area of the law when two of her brothers opened their first restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan, in 1984. Five of her brothers went on to open 9 more establishments. Representing her family in liquor licensing matters led Ms. Allen to develop a passion for this area of the law. Many years and hundreds of clients later, she has acquired a high level of expertise.
Ms. Allen is an active member of the Oakland County Bar Association, having previously served as President (1998-1999) and Chair of its Legislative Committee. She also served on the State Bar of Michigan’s standing Committee on Character and Fitness and the Representative Assembly. Currently, Ms. Allen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section’s Alcohol Beverage Practice Group.
Ms. Allen is an active member of the Michigan Restaurant Association, the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, and has been a speaker for the International Council of Shopping Centers and The Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She is also active in the Michigan Lupus Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation.
Michigan Super Lawyers 2011
Michigan Super Lawyers 2010
Michigan Super Lawyers 2009
Michigan Super Lawyers 2008
Michigan Municipal Law (Contributing Co-Author),
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012.