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Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., University of Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Alexis Unkovic McKinley concentrates her legal practice in the areas of general corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, assisting clients of all sizes with a broad range of transactional matters.  In addition to counseling for-profit businesses, Ms. McKinley has also successfully represented non-profit clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Business Law Section Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra New Leadership Board, Member, including Law Night Chair (2016) and Treasurer (2011-2015)
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh, Member

Additional Information

A lifelong Pittsburgher, Ms. McKinley currently resides in McCandless with her husband and sons.

  • Advising clients on entity formation, structuring, and business planning issues.
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including stock and asset purchase agreements, corporate resolutions, by-laws, leases, loan documents, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Guiding clients through the process of applying for recognition of exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including the retroactive reinstatement of a previously-revoked exemption.
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2005
  • “Corporate Structure and Governance Workshop,” Presenter, Pennsylvania Treasury Small Business Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh, June 2, 2016.
  • “Want to Know What A Merger is Like? Get Married,” Co-author, MUS Martindale-Hubbell®, January 6, 2014.
  • “Business Workshop: Minority shareholders gain post-merger rights,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, November 5, 2012.
  • “Business Workshop: Avoid losing rights to business name,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, June 27, 2011.
  • “Legal Concerns for Small Businesses,” Presenter, Small Business Basics Workshop at Chatham University, August 14, 2010.
  • “An Overview of Entity Selection, Formation, Business Agreements and Intellectual Property,” Presenter, YWCA Entrepreneurship Class, November 10, 2009.
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Media Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Copyright Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law