Alina M. Yasis

Associate Minneapolis

Summary

Alina is an attorney in Taft’s Minneapolis office and focuses her practice on all aspects of business law. She has extensive experience dealing with matters regarding general corporate law, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Taft, Alina gained experience in corporate structure and in-house operations though various clerkships and as a corporate and securities attorney with a well-known regional law firm in Minneapolis. She also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Michael J. Davis, District of Minnesota.

Alina earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a staff member and articles editor for the Minnesota Law Review. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.

Awards

  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award

    (2022 - present)

All Service Areas

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School (2021)

    Minnesota Law Review - Articles Editor

  • University of Minnesota (2016)

    B.S. - Psychology 
    summa cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

Speeches

  • Speaker, “It’s Been a Privilege: New Rules Create Privilege Risk in Minnesota,” Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Presentation, April 21, 2022.

Publications

  • Co-Author, “How Dangerous are Youth Sports for the Brain?: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence,” Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law, Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Co-Author, “The Limited Effect of Electroencephalography Memory Recognition Evidence on Assessments of Defendant Credibility,” Journal of Law & The Biosciences, Jan. 1, 2017.
  • Co-Author, “The Legal Implications of Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier,” American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Dec. 1, 2016.

Community Involvement

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Volunteer

  • Wills for Heroes

    Volunteer

  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice