Gary G. Allen

Name: Mr. Gary G. Allen
Phone: 208-388-1200
Address: 601 W. Bannock Street, Boise, Idaho 83702


Gary has an extensive land use practice. He has addressed entitlement, access and other land use issues before local government entities throughout Idaho. His land use experience includes commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure projects, including some of the largest projects in Idaho. Gary has also handled many land use litigation matters, and is experienced in condemnation issues and inverse condemnation litigation. 

Gary has also practiced environmental law throughout his career. His practice focuses on environmental compliance, permitting, transactions and complex problem resolution. His practice includes significant experience in institutional environmental compliance, water quality, air quality and hazardous waste permitting, environmental issues in property and business transactions, administrative law, rulemaking, administrative enforcement actions and Superfund, underground storage tank and other environmental litigation. Gary also has worked on Endangered Species Act listing issues.

Prior to joining Givens Pursley, Gary worked for a major regional firm in Boise and for a large firm in southern California. Gary is active in local and state-wide community affairs. Among other things, he is the past chair of the board of the ANSER charter school and the co-founder and president of the South Boise Village neighborhood association. Gary is the past chair of the Educational Affairs Committee of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, and is the Rules and Bylaws Committee Chair for the Idaho Democratic Party. 

Practice Areas
• Real Estate
• Water & Environmental
• Regulated Industries
• Government Affairs 

• J.D., Stanford Law School (Editor, Stanford Environmental Law Journal), 1987
• B.A., Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa, McLain-Bowler Scholar), 1983 - magna cum laude

Professional Recognition
• Best Lawyers in America (Land Use & Zoning Law)
• Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Zoning/Land Use)
• Mountain States Super Lawyers (Land Use/Zoning)
• Lead Author, Idaho Land Use Handbook
• Steering Committee, Blueprint for Good Growth
• Member of the Board and Secretary, Idaho Smart Growth

Affiliations & Designations:

Gary is a member of the Board and Secretary of Idaho Smart Growth.

Gary is also a member of Best Lawyers in America.

Practicing Since: 1987


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