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McGinnis Lochridge welcomes Sophia Makris in Austin

By David Yates | Mar 20, 2019

AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 20, 2019 – McGinnis Lochridge is pleased to welcome Sophia Makris as an Associate in Austin. She joins the firm’s Corporate & Tax Practice Group where she will represent clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, banking matters and other commercial transactions, according to a press release. 

Makris was previously an associate with Alston & Bird LLP’s Dallas office.

“We’re excited to welcome Sophia to the Corporate & Tax Practice Group,” said Edward McHorse, who chairs the practice group. “She is a great addition to our team and will help us continue to provide excellent service to our clients.”

Makris received her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. She currently serves as a Board Member on the Texas Aggie Bar Association and as Permanent Class President for The University of Texas School of Law Class of 2017.

During law school, Makris was named to The Order of Barristers; was a member of the Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Team; Associate Editor for The Review of Litigation; and President of the Student Bar Association. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University.

With offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas and Decatur, Texas, McGinnis Lochridge provides legal counsel on business and financial matters, as well as advocates for clients before administrative agencies, at the State Capitol and in courthouses across Texas and throughout the Southwest.

For more than 90 years, the firm has been serving clients in many areas, including oil and gas, electric energy, employment & labor, financial services, technology, healthcare, higher education, water and real estate, among others. The firm has received top-tier rankings in Chambers USA, Texas Lawyer, and Martindale-Hubbell, among others. 

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