Vice President and General Counsel
Allen’s distinguished legal career spans over 17 years. He acquired many years of his expertise and experience in the legal profession as a partner with firms such as Sagaser, Franson & Jones and has served as general counsel for Land West Inc., a regional holding, farming and Land Development Corporation with offices in San Francisco and Madera, CA.
Prior to becoming vice president and general counsel for UCP, LLC and Benchmark Communities, LLC, Allen was vice president of land acquisition and entitlements for Centex Homes, Central Valley Division, where he was responsible for the purchase and entitlement of more than 15 projects in various markets.
In Allen’s role as general counsel he is instrumental in the continued growth and success of Benchmark Communities, LLC. He oversees and manages all transactions related to each entity within the company.
Allen enjoys spending time with his family and is an active member of his community, where he was born and raised. Allen is a graduate of California State University, Fresno and San Joaquin College of Law, with distinction, and holds a California real estate broker license.