Alan McInnes focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, financial services litigation, real estate and construction law. Mr. McInnes' experience in civil litigation matters includes representation involving financial services litigation, commercial litigation and commercial real estate. He has represented creditors and financial services companies in a number of contexts including defense of class action lawsuits, pursuit of receiverships and bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. McInnes' prior experience includes commercial litigation, construction litigation, insurance defense and creditor's rights work in Wilmington and Asheville, North Carolina. During law school, Mr. McInnes was Managing Editor of the North Carolina Law Review and a member of the Holderness Moot Court.

Mr. McInnes was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has been listed as a 2012 "Legal Elite" in the area of Litigation by Business North Carolina magazine and also named a 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017 North Carolina "Super Lawyer" in the area of Business Litigation by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. McInnes was recognized a "Litigation Star" among North Carolina litigation attorneys in the 2012 and 2014 editions of Benchmark Litigation.

Professional & Community Activities

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Member


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D. (1994)
    with honors
  • Duke University, B.A.
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (1994)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding clients' challenges; responding quickly and efficiently to clients' needs; anticipating clients' desires.

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Alan D. McInnes

Experience Highlights

Lead litigation counsel for a large office supplies distributor
The firm served as lead counsel for a large office supplies distributor defending the award of a single-vendor contract from the State of North more
Litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
The firm served as lead counsel for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in litigation to more
Litigation for commercial lender
Represented a special services and commercial financial lender, in connection with multimillion dollar loans secured by two office buildings. After more
Contract dispute for communications provider
Represented communications provider in contract dispute with competitor. more