Allen H. Gibas


Allen H. Gibas

Attorney/Of Counsel
612-338-6005
612-338-4120 Fax
E-mail: agibas@jselmerlaw.com

Allen Gibas has practiced law for nearly 40 years. Over the course of his career, he has handled nearly every type of civil matter, including, but not limited to, business and corporate law, real estate, debtor-creditor issues, and employment law. The breadth of his experience enables him to quickly recognize subtle nuances in clients’ legal problems, nuances which are often missed by other lawyers who specialize in those practice niches.

In transactional matters, he has an exceptional ability to map out practical solutions to complex legal problems that often lead to “win-win” results for all parties involved. Because of Allen’s intellectual ability, wisdom and success in analyzing and solving numerous complex legal problems, he is “of counsel” to JSL.

Allen has always exemplified the core values essential to maintaining a positive, healthy relationship between lawyer and client: direct and open communication, loyalty, dependability, and trustworthiness; and dedication and diligence in addressing the client’s need for legal advice and service. Because Allen has consistently followed and promoted these core values in his practice, JSL has chosen him for the critical role of counsel to our firm.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (including Arbitration, Mediation and other)
  • Employment Matters
  • Discrimination
  • Civil Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Debtor-Creditor Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Tax Law

EDUCATION
  • University of Minnesota Law School – Minneapolis, Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1974
  • Macalester College – St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A. magna cum laude and departmental honors, 1967

CURRENT POSITION WITH J. SELMER LAW
  • Of Counsel

COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Minnesota – State and Federal District Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • Minnesota State Court System ADR - Rule 114 Neutrals Roster (Civil Adjudicative/Evaluative; Civil Facilitative/Hybrid; Family Facilitative/Hybrid)
  • Minnesota County Bar Association, since 1974
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, since 1974
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, since 1981
  • Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, since 1983
  • Minneapolis Friends Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Conflict Resolution Minnesota (formerly Minnesota Association of Mediators) since 1996