Allen Matkins Partners Nancy Lundeen and Kate Kraus Elected Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Tax Counsel, Respectively

LOS ANGELES (May 20, 2019) – Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm, announced today that Nancy Lundeen, a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and Kate Kraus, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Membership in both Colleges is reserved for attorneys who have made an exceptional contribution to their practice of law. Fellows must be nominated for the honor of membership and must then undergo a rigorous screening process prior to being elected as Fellows of the respective College.

Nancy’s practice includes a full range of real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of real estate, real estate finance, commercial leasing (including office, retail, and industrial leasing), and loan workouts. Her clients range from large institutional clients to small companies, and include purchasers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, and landlords and tenants. Nancy is a past-president of both CREW San Francisco and Women in Real Estate (WIRE), and is frequently recognized by media publications and industry groups as one of the leading real estate attorneys on the West Coast.

Kate has extensive experience in tax planning and structuring, including formations, financing transactions, acquisitions, restructurings, debt workouts, and liquidations. Her clients include real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, Fortune 100 companies, mid-market companies, and high net worth individuals. She is frequently invited to speak across the country, and she has published articles on a diverse range of topics including bankruptcy taxation and the partnership audit rules. She is also the CLE Chair for the ABA Tax Section Real Estate Committee.

About The American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Founded in 1978, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers is comprised of more than 1,000 lawyers distinguished for their skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law. Its primary objectives include improving the quality of real estate law and practice, making available to the Bar and to the public authoritative educational materials in the field of real estate law, informing members of the most current developments in real estate law, participating in law reform when appropriate, and cooperating and consulting with national, state, and local bar organizations, government agencies, and other groups that have an interest in real estate law and practice.

About The American College of Tax Counsel
The American College of Tax Counsel is comprised of attorneys who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice of tax law through their representation of clients, involvement in bar organizations, speaking engagements, and writing. The College provides a venue for these outstanding lawyers to work together to promote sound tax policy and to engage in thoughtful discussion with the government about matters affecting the tax system. In addition, the College supports public conferences on tax policy issues and encourages the publication of scholarly articles. As part of its mission to improve the tax system, the College provides recommendations to Congress and the Internal Revenue Service for improving the nation’s tax laws and the way that they are interpreted and administered, and it provides input into the judicial system by filing “friend of the court” briefs in selected tax cases.

About Allen Matkins

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 and employment; 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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