- Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., 1992)
- Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1989)
Lisa C. McKinney
Lisa McKinney is a partner in the Environmental Law Group and chair of the Hospitality, Alcoholic Beverage and Administrative Law Groups. She concentrates her practice in four areas of law: environmental, administrative, alcohol and tobacco, and procurements. Her particular focus within environmental law includes due diligence, acquisition and sale of real estate, Brownfields, grant and low interest loans assistance, Voluntary Remediation Program Cleanups, RCRA and CERCLA issues, as well as real estate and corporate transactions.
She has extensive experience in administrative matters before the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC), including policy and legislative task forces with the ATC contract negotiations, application and renewal preparation, local board and ATC hearings, appeals and responding to alleged violations. Ms. McKinney represents a range of clients from convenience stores, large retailers, restaurants, importers, big box stores, developers, hotels, golf courses, drug and grocery stores, taverns and clubs. She also represents clients in federal, state and international matters related to permitting, production, distribution, labeling and marketing of alcohol products.
In addition, Ms. McKinney has successfully worked on procurement contracts and appeals before the Indiana Department of Administration, including procurement opportunities and appeals for certified women-owned or minority-owned businesses (MBE/WBEs).
A 1992 graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington, she is past-president of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni, a member of the IU Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors and a representative for the Maurer School of Law on the IU Alumni Association Executive Council.
Honors / Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® 2013; Dean Search Committee member, IU Maurer School of Law 2012; American Cancer Society - Central Indiana Trailblazer of Hope award 2011; Distinguished Service Award, Indiana University Maurer School of Law 2009; Indy’s Best and Brightest, 2006 finalist; Ardath Burkhart Leadership Series participant
Appearances / Publications
Ms. McKinney has written extensively on topics relating to environmental law, including remediation cleanup, Brownfields development and contamination. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Indiana Lawyer, Hoosier Banker, Indianapolis Business Journal, and publications for the American Bar Association and the Indiana Manufacturers Association; 2009 ICLEF Program Chair on "The ABC's of Alcoholic Beverage Laws: The Message in a Bottle"; and Panelist, 2011 and 2010 Women's Leadership Conference.
Appointments / Memberships
Member: Indianapolis (past president, Environmental Law Section) and Indiana State (Alcoholic Beverage Section, Government Practice Section, Environmental Law Section, and Agricultural Law Section) Bar Associations; Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Board of Visitors); Indiana University Maurer School of Law (past representative to the Indiana University Alumni Association Executive Council); Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Law Firm Challenge, chair, 2012); Indiana University Maurer School of Law (search committee for new dean, 2012); Indianapolis Zoological Society (Trustee, 2012, and Advisory Counsel and Lowell Nussbaum Society Committees), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Indiana State Chapter (board member, 2011); Indianapolis Art Center (Board of Directors, 2011 to present); American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division (co-chair of 2011 Discovery Ball, sponsorship chair of the 2009 Discovery Ball and co-chair of 2008 Fashion A Cure); United Way (BME campaign chair, 2009 - present); Integrating Women Leaders, Inc. (board member); Indiana University Maurer School of Law (past president, Alumni Board of Directors); Women's Fund and Go Fund Development Committee; Girls Inc. of Indianapolis (former vice chair of strategic planning, board member, Touchstone event fundraising committee); The Lawyers Club; Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show (former program chairperson); Society of Women Environmental Professionals; Humane Society of Indianapolis (past Development Committee member) and BME Diversity Committee (chair. 2008 - present)