Allen Matkins Names Ralph Allen as New Chief Operating Officer

Allen Matkins, San Francisco, Patton Boggs, legal news

San Francisco, Calif. – May 7, 2015 – Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm, announced today the hiring of Ralph Allen as its new Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee all of the firm’s operational functions at its five offices. Ralph succeeds Michael Palmer following Michael’s retirement after 10 years of service with the Allen Matkins.

Allen_Ralphrev“Ralph brings a wealth of experience to Allen Matkins and we are thrilled to have him join us,” said David L. Osias, managing partner of Allen Matkins. “His focus on operational excellence and efficiency and his dedication to client service aligns perfectly with our strong management team.”

Prior to arriving at Allen Matkins, Ralph held several senior positions at global law firms, most recently as the Managing Director of Operations – The Americas at Squire Patton Boggs, and prior to that as Chief Operating Officer at Patton Boggs. His success in previous roles reflects his ability to transition traditional staffing and budgeting structures into systems that enable greater efficiency, cost effectiveness and value-added client deliverables. At Allen Matkins, he will utilize the strengths of the firm’s support staff and technology tools to further its strategic positioning and growth.

Ralph is an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He received his B.A. from George Washington University and his M.B.A., with honors, from Clark Atlanta University. Ralph has received certificates from multiple executive courses at Harvard Business School, including Leading Professional Services Firms and Global Strategic Management. He was named a Top Private Company COO by ExecRank in 2012.

Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California:  Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.  The firm’s areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors’ rights, joint ventures and tax; labor, employment and OSHA; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas. For more information about Allen Matkins please visit

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