Zach Allen


Crowe & Dunlevy
324 North Robinson Avenue
Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Tel: 405.235.7728


Zach Allen is a director in the firm’s Real Estate and Banking & Financial Institutions Practice Groups. Since 1988, Zach has concentrated his practice in commercial real estate lending, leasing, development and sales transactions, in which he represents a diverse range of clients, including developers, purchasers, owners, tenants and lenders. He is licensed and actively practices in both Oklahoma and Texas and regularly handles multi-state matters. He is board-certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Zach is member of the State Bar of Oklahoma, Oklahoma County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), Dallas Bar Association (Real Property Section) and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section). Zach’s professional recognitions include:

  • Ranked in Chambers USA Band 2 (real estate law)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law (2007 – Present)
  • Ranked in Super Lawyers (real estate)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell

Zach is a trustee and current president of the housing corporation for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Oklahoma. Previously, Zach served on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Real Estate Council, the board of trustees of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the Norman Public School Foundation Board of Directors, the Norman Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors and the Alcohol Advisory Committee for the University of Oklahoma.

He received his Bachelors of Business Administration with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 and received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1988, where he was Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of Air Law and Commerce.

Crowe & Dunlevy has a sophisticated real estate practice representing regional, national and international clients in all areas of real estate, including acquisitions, sales, project development, leasing and financing. Our experience extends to title matters, zoning and governmental issues, construction processes, environmental concerns and tax and organizational planning, including tax credit transactions. We also have extensive experience in lease negotiations through the representation of retail property owners and institutional lenders.

One of the firm’s true strengths in real estate practice is our ability to render meaningful and significant business advice, coupled with counsel on the myriad of legal issues which typically arise. Our attorneys serve not only as strong advocates, but also as skilled negotiators in bringing complex transactional relationships to the point of closure, and in insuring consistent and practical advice for ongoing client real estate needs such as leasing and environmental monitoring.

The firm’s real estate practitioners, with the assistance of attorneys in cross-disciplinary areas of support such as taxation, business planning and environmental law, strive to provide broad based, cost-effective representation to our clients who require diverse legal and business guidance from a common source.

For more than a century, Crowe & Dunlevy has provided comprehensive legal services to clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies across the nation and the world. With offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Dallas, the firm offers counsel in nearly 30 practice areas. Our clients benefit from high quality, efficient solutions at reasonable costs and enjoy access to attorneys with in-depth experience who provide a comprehensive approach to their legal needs.
Zachary Allen is well regarded for his considerable experience advising clients across real estate development, leasing and transactions. He is also well equipped to advise both borrowers and lenders on real estate finance matters.”
Chambers & Partners