Max McKinley works on a wide range of commercial litigation, federal equity receivership cases, securities litigation and arbitration matters at GK. Max specializes in complex regulatory and licensing matters representing applicants in disputes with both state regulators and national agencies such as FINRA. Max is the primary attorney at GK representing a federal court-appointed receiver who is tasked with unraveling one of the largest Ponzi schemes in the last ten years.
Max joined the firm in 2019 after serving as an Assistant State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa. At the State Attorney’s Office, Max prosecuted a multitude of criminal cases including punishable-by-life felonies and first-chaired numerous jury and bench trials. He also participated in hundreds of depositions and argued a variety of substantive motions.
While earning his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 2015, Max was awarded a Ladd Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for academic achievement, and received the Book Award in Criminal Procedure. Prior to attending law school, Max graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, with double majors in English Literature and Philosophy.