Business law and bankruptcy attorney Joe Allman concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial transactions and commercial leasing. His clients range from local individuals to publicly traded companies. In addition to providing advice on general business matters, he has particular experience and expertise in the representation of landlords and tenants in all facets of commercial leasing, including retail, industrial, and office leasing.
Joe also has significant bankruptcy experience in the representation of debtors and creditors and has served as a Chapter 11 trustee and a standing Chapter 7 trustee. He served two terms as a member of the Bankruptcy Council and served six terms on the Professionalism Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association.
Joe has been awarded the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the area of Business Law and to “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Real Estate Law. He also provides advice and counsel to various non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in North Carolina, including The Shalom Project and the Green Street United Methodist Church.
Joe Allman has more than 30 years of experience in advising clients with regard to a wide variety of transactional needs. His approach is results-oriented and designed to assess and achieve his clients’ objectives in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Joe has also proven that it is indeed possible to teach an old dog new tricks. When he turned fifty, with no known musical ability — but at the serious urging of his wife and teenage daughters, all of whom are musicians — Joe began playing the upright bass. Joe now spends an inordinate amount of his free time playing old-time and bluegrass music on a vintage 1941 Kay Bass. He plays with his wife and daughters in the Allman Family Band (called such only because they have not thought of an actual name), and with friends, faculty, staff and students from Wake Forest University at monthly gatherings and in a band known as The Unbroken Circle.
Year Joined Organization: 1986
Areas of Practice
- Commercial Transactions
- Commercial Leasing
- Work-outs and Bankruptcy
- North Carolina, 1986
- Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, J.D., Cum Laude 1986
- Wake Forest University, B.A., 1982
Honors & Awards
- AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Business North Carolina “Legal Elite” — Business Law
- “Best Lawyers in America” — Real Estate Law