Senior Partner at Robert Allen Law
Robert N. (“Bob”) Allen Jr. is the senior partner at Robert Allen Law, which focuses a significant part of its practice on the yachting industry. With attorneys in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, New York and Houston, their legal team represents buyers, sellers, manufacturers, dealers, brokerages and banks in superyacht transactions throughout the world, including new-build contracts.
They litigate on behalf of brokers in commission disputes, manufacturers in the defense of claims, and buyers and sellers will respect to claims on deposits. They also help facilitate the legal side of closing on purchase, sale and loan transactions no matter where a yacht is located – in the U.S. or overseas.
Bob, himself, has advised the largest yacht manufacturing groups in the world with respect to their operations in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He and his firm from time to time also provide legal assistance to the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). For example, Bob was instrumental in the development of the IYBA’s Purchase and Sale and Listing Agreements, which have become the standard for the industry.
Bob received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s degree in international relations from New College. He is fluent in Spanish. He is married and has a 7-year-old son.