Washington University School of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Journal of Law & Policy, Executive Notes & Projects Editor; Women's Law Caucus, Secretary; Public Service Advisory Board, Pro Bono Pledge Chair
  • William H. Webster Scholar
Rutgers University, B.A.
  • English and Art History

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Real Property Law Section
  • Professional Education and Events Committee

Detroit Metro Bar Association

International Council of Shopping Centers

Urban Land Institute

  • Young Leaders Group Steering Committee
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Elizabeth (Betsy) Allen is a real estate attorney focusing her practice on commercial and real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financings, and leasing.

  • Drafts and negotiates leases for large commercial clients throughout the country
  • Coordinates portfolio transactions, including drafting and negotiating loan and acquisition documents
  • Assists with title objection matters, including reviews of surveys, title commitments, and documents of record
  • Researches and assists in the drafting of legal opinions regarding Michigan-specific real estate and tax law


  • Represented owners of mixed-use buildings in the leasing of more than 25 buildings in the Midwest
  • Represented shopping center owners in acquisitions, sales, leasing, and financings
  • Managed various aspects of a $100 million multi-property office condominium acquisition and financing
  • Represented real estate investment trust (REIT) in $50 million multi-property loan assumption for shopping centers in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, and Minnesota
  • Assisted in the acquisitions of landmark properties in multiple cities
  • Aided in the sale of a large wireless cellular retailer
  • Served as an intern for Judge Audrey G. Fleissig of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri


Rivière28 Advisory Board, Member

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Volunteer

Tutor Mate, Volunteer

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