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Allison Elko


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Allison joined Koons Real Estate Law in June 2018. Allison began her legal career as an Associate in the Real Estate Section of the Dallas-based law firm Hughes & Luce LLP (acquired in 2008 by K&L Gates). In addition to extensive private practice experience as a commercial real estate attorney, Allison’s background includes title underwriting experience as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Hexter-Fair Title Company (acquired in 2011 by First American Title Insurance Co.), and in-house transactional experience as Senior Counsel for Windstream Corporation (formerly NASDAQ: WIN, a Fortune 500 Company, now privately held).

Allison assists developers, investors, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in all aspects of real estate transactions. She has particular expertise in office, retail, and industrial leasing and development finance. Allison strives to bring value to her clients by leveraging her 20+ years of practice experience to provide excellent big-firm level legal representation with a reasonable and efficient approach to keep legal costs down and provide the best result.


University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1998, Magna cum laude, Arkansas Law Review, Board of Advocates
University of Arkansas, B.A., 1993, Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Experience:

Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, 2018
Senior Counsel, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, 2016-2017
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Hexter-Fair/First American Title Company, 2010-2015
Senior Counsel, Windstream Corporation, 2006-2009
Associate, Real Estate Section, Hughes & Luce, LLP, 1998-2006


2020 St. Monica Catholic School “Volunteer of the Year”
2018 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (Real Estate) – D Magazine
2015 St. Monica Catholic School – PTO Volunteer Appreciation Parish Award
2014 “Spirit of Blackland Prairie Volunteerism Award” – Circle 10 Council, Boys Scouts of America
2006 “Texas Rising Star” – Texas Monthly Magazine
2004 & 2002 “Dallas Big Sister of the Year” – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Professional Memberships:

Dallas Bar Association

Admitted to Practice:

State Bar of Texas 1998
Arkansas State Bar 2006

Other Affiliations:

2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow
2018 – 2022 Member, Board of Directors of the Interfaith Board of Jewish Family Service
2015 – 2018 “Dallas Dinner Table” Facilitator
1999 – Present – Volunteer “Big Sister” – Big Brothers Big Sisters and Lone Star Mentor 2.0 (North Dallas High School)