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Prominent Case Highlights

Allan Law Group is proud to have obtained numerous judgments and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Our firm handles litigation, corporate law, entertainment and international business matters for many types of enterprises, from start-ups to large companies. We provide strategic business and legal advice on matters such as complex litigation, general transactions, contracts, corporate governance, general corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, employment, international transactions and domestic and international dispute resolution and litigation.

Copyright Termination

The U.S. Copyright Act permits authors and/or their heirs, under certain circumstances, to terminate the exclusive or nonexclusive grant of a transfer or license of an author’s copyright in a work or of any right under a copyright. For songwriters and recording artists, this means that they can terminate a grant of copyright in a work, such as a musical composition or a sound recording, that was previously granted to a third party, such as a publisher or a record label, provided specific requirements are met.

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  • Robert Allan interviewed by Scott Drake of Legal Broadcast Network about Sly Stone case against former manager

​Press Releases

Sly Stone Sues former manager Jerry Goldstein for damages of $50 Million for converting or misappropriating Sly Stone's royalties.

January 28, 2010

LOS ANGELES – Legendary funk artist Sly Stone filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court today on the eve of the Grammys charging his former manager Jerry Goldstein with fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion for diverting, converting and misappropriating his royalties and assets for over 20 years. The suit demands a full accounting from royalty collection companies to determine actual amounts taken but they are estimated to be in the $20-30 million range. The suit also seeks punitive damages.

Sly Stone and Ken Roberts are represented by Robert J. Allan of Allan Law Group PC

Click here to read full release.

Events and Seminars


Robert J. Allan to speak at Santa Monica Bar Association Trial Seminar

Thursday May 21, 2015

Robert J. Allan will be a panelist on the 2015 “Winning is the Only Option” Trial Seminar. Along with other panelists, David Ring, Nick Rowley and Michael Bidart, moderator David Olan will discuss how each attorney won their complex multimillion dollar cases. Additional speakers include Carl Douglas, Hon. Elizabeth Grimes, Lawrence Bohm and Edie Matthai.

The event will be held on May 21, 2015 at 6pm at Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica.

For more information, please visit the seminar website:

Robert Allan was a member of Pacific Council Delegation to China, visiting with Ambassador Huntsman and senior Chinese government and private sector leaders.

April 8, 2011

At the invitation of US Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr., a founding member of the Pacific Council’s Board of Directors, a 23-member delegation traveled to Beijing and Shanghai from April 4 to 8. In addition to meeting with the US Ambassador and his country team, the Pacific Council had meetings with senior Chinese policymakers, business leaders, and influential leaders in civic and cultural affairs. The delegation focused on China’s expanding role in global affairs, its rapid economic development, and the evolving Sino-US relationship. The delegation also explored China’s social and cultural evolution as it grows into a major economic, political, and military power.

Robert Allan of the USA China Law Group hosted the Pacific Council’s China delegation for a luncheon with several leaders representing Nanjing’s government and private sector, including: Qi Li, the Vice Major of Nanjing; Qiuyun Kong, the Director of the Nanjing Municipal Investment Promotion Commission; Ling Li, the Former Director of Nanjing Development and Reform Commission; Chunhua Guan, the CEO of Nanjing Textile Import/Export Corporation and the President and CEO of Laoshan Pharmaceuticals; Mei Xiao, the President of the Nanjing Business Investment Group; Yi Zhu, the General Manager and Director of the Guangzhou Bank; and Yumei Tao, the President of Nanjing Taoyumei Garment Design & Manufacturing company. Julia Zhu of the Allan Law Group was also in attendance.

Mr. Allan was also a featured member of the Pacific Council on their website. For more information, please visit

Robert J. Allan speaks at the 2010 Directors’ College at Stanford Law School

June 22, 2010

Robert J. Allan was a panelist at the 2010 Directors’ College at Stanford Law School, an intensive program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms.

The event, which was held from June 20-22, 2010, examined issues related to corporate governance, strategy and compliance, including the board’s role in setting business strategy, executive compensation, techniques for controlling legal liability, the challenge posed by activist investors and changes in the rules governing the election of corporate directors.

For more information, please visit the event website:

Robert J. Allan speaks at the 15th Annual Director’s College at Stanford Law School

June 23, 2009

On June 23, 2009, Robert Allan spoke at the “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” breakout session and the "globalization" session in the two day conference, which is the nation's premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms. Mr. Allan is highly regarded in the area of international business, especially as it relates to U.S.-China relations. Other panelists included Alan Crain of Baker Hughes and the Hon. Stanley Sporkin, former U.S. District Court Judge. Attending the seminar are CEOs of publicly held companies, scholars and board members. Additional topics analyzed were the credit crunch, corporate governance and risk management.

For more information on the Directors' College program, please click here.

Allan Law Group PC Attorneys, Robert J. Allan, Stella Yap, and Consultant Edythe Huang were pleased to work with attorneys Alan Dershowitz, Nat Dershowitz, and Amy Adelson on a case together in New York

this past year.

March 24, 2009

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, Robert J. Allan, Stella Yap, and Consultant Edythe Huang of the Allan Law Group met with co-counsel, Alan Dershowitz, Nat Dershowitz, and Amy Adelson to prepare for an oral argument to be presented by Alan Dershowitz in support of a brief filed by our firm and co-counsel for our client seeking the New York Appellate Court to overturn an arbitration award for over $90 million dollars which exceeded the arbitrator's authority and showed a manifest disregard for the law.


Allan Law Group P.C and Pro Surfing clients Garrett McNamara & Warren Metcalfe to participate in

annual Red Tie Gala

March 28 2009, Santa Monica, Ca

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is hosting their annual Red Tie Affair gala on March 28, 2009 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, honoring the humanitarian spirit of extraordinary individuals who have shown courage and unselfish character. The Allan Law Group P.C along with two of their premier pro surfing clients, Garrett McNamara and Warren Metcalfe, are proud to participate in this celebrity star-studded gala, donating private surf lessons and an autographed custom surf board to the live auction.

This year the event will be honoring Executive Producer Jay McGraw along with the cast and crew of the hit TV show, “The Doctors”. The evening will include a gourmet dinner designed by celebrity chef Nick Stellino, a private VIP reception, live music, casino and an auction featuring exciting and unique items.

For more information on how you can participate or make a contribution to the American Red Cross, please contact Marcia Caldirola at or call 310-394-3773.

Robert J. Allan gives speech at International CEO Roundtable in China

Beijing, China

On November 16, 2008, Robert J. Allan made a presentation at The 2nd International CEO Roundtable of Chinese and Foreign Multinational Corporations, in Beijing, China on November 16, 2008. Mr. Allan’s presentation was an overview of "Western and Chinese Perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility".

Robert J. Allan gives speech at US-China Business Law Conference at UCLA

October 24, 2008, Los Angeles, Ca

Attorney Robert J. Allan gave a speech on how investing in non-performing loan transactions in China compare to traditional asset investment vehicles at the UCLA School of Law. Mr. Allan outlined how non-performing loan transactions are affected by changing property markets in China, and how to evaluate opportunities and manage the risks in structuring asset investments in China.

The USA-China Law Group sponsors Business Roundtable with Long Yongtu

October 14, 2008,Los Angeles, Ca

The USA-China Law Group sponsored the Business Leader Roundtable in Los Angeles, hosted by The Asia Society Southern California with special guest speaker Mr. Long Yongtu, Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). Mr. Long discussed the global economic climate, the current trade relationship between China and the United States, and his views to strengthen and promote Asia-Pacific integration.

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Allan Law Group represents clients with domestic and international business interests in the United States, China, Russia, India, and the southern California cities of Los Angeles, Universal City, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Woodland Hills, Encino, Century City, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Malibu, Ventura, Santa Monica, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, and Malibu.

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