Alina is an attorney in Taft’s Minneapolis office. She focuses her practice primarily on representing publicly and privately-held companies in merger and acquisition transactions across a wide array of industries, with a focus on health care. Additionally, Alina provides counsel to clients in the areas of private equity, securities regulation, and general commercial and corporate law. Prior to joining Taft, she worked at a well-known law firm in Minneapolis as a corporate and securities attorney and gained further transactional experience through in-house legal clerkships at medical device and health insurance companies.

Alina earned her J.D., magna cum laude, 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 of science degree in psychology, with a minor in neuroscience, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.

Alina regularly volunteers with LegalCORPS, providing business transactional services to pro bono clients that include low-income owners of small businesses, small nonprofit organizations, and low-income innovators.


  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award

    (2022 – present)

  • Honoree, North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2022)

All Service Areas


  • University of Minnesota Law School (2021)

    Minnesota Law Review – Articles Editor

  • University of Minnesota (2016)

    B.S. – Psychology
    summa cum laude


  • State - Minnesota

Speeches and Publications


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


  • 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


  • Wills for Heroes


  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
  • LegalCORPS