Michael D. McKinley
Principal of Partner

Mike McKinley is a founding partner in the firm. He focuses his practice on matters involving banking, business, corporate, sports and entertainment and real estate law. His business practice includes clients in the private club and hospitality industries. While his practice for the past 15 years has been primarily focused on transactional matters, Mr. McKinley draws on over 20 years of litigation experience to assist his clients in matters involving complex negotiations and transactions. He manages the legal needs of many local, regional and national businesses on an ongoing basis and represents a number of financial institutions.  Mike has been recognized by “D” Magazine as one of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas”.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. McKinley is active in several civic and charitable organizations, including the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, for which he served as Chairman of the 2013 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. This tournament is the largest single charitable event on the PGA Tour, having raised over $150 Million to support the educational and social emotional health needs of thousands of kids and families in the Dallas area. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas, Inc. and as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Northern Texas PGA.

As an active member of University Park United Methodist Church, Mr. McKinley has also served in leadership roles in several faith based organizations, including the Dallas Emmaus Community.

Practice Areas
Commercial and Business Transactions
Corporate Law
Real Estate
Sport and Entertainment

Mike is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Order of Barristers.

Samford University

Law School
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1978

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Tax Court

Direct Dial: (214)-780-1412
Fax: (214) 780-1401
Email: mmckinley@shackelfordlaw.net