Jason Allen is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member and co-chair of the Energy Industry Team. He is a member of the Finance & Financial Institutions, Transactional & Securities, and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. Mr. Allen’s practice focuses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, and general corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on transactions in the energy industry.
Mr. Allen’s background in energy, project and infrastructure finance transactions involves the acquisition, divestiture and financing of numerous domestic and international energy projects. Mr. Allen has extensive experience in all aspects of these transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of various documentation, such as asset and stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, electric power and steam sales contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, fuel supply agreements, construction contracts, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and LLC agreements.
In addition to energy-related projects, Mr. Allen has been involved in various types of acquisitions and financings across a broad array of other industries.
In February 2014, Mr. Allen spoke at the Infocast Wind Power Finance and Investment Summit Conference where he was also chairman of the workshop, “Packaging Your Wind Project for Sale.”
Mr. Allen has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List, which recognizes early – to mid – career attorneys excelling in the legal profession. In 2011 - 2016, The Legal 500 recognized Mr. Allen for his work in project finance and again for his work in energy – renewable/alternative in 2013 - 2016. He was selected for inclusion in the 2006 and 2007 Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists for his mergers & acquisitions work. He was also recently named to The Business Journal of Milwaukee's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2011.
Mr. Allen joined the firm in 1998 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in business and in economics, conferred in 1995 by San Jose State University.
Mr. Allen is admitted to practice in California and Wisconsin and is a member of the American and the National Bar Associations.