Alexis S. Barnes

Associate

(405) 552-2309
alexis.barnes@mcafeetaft.com
Oklahoma City

Alexis Barnes is a transactional lawyer whose practice encompasses a broad range of business and commercial matters, including business entity formation and organization, contract negotiations and drafting, business financing, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, and merger transactions.  She also advises clients on governance and compliance matters applicable to their respective businesses and industries.

A portion of Alexis’s transactional practice is dedicated to representing clients in the acquisition, sale and development of unimproved and improved real property.  Her work in this area includes conducting due diligence in regards to title and survey matters, as well as drafting and reviewing purchase/sale agreements, financing agreements, and related real estate covenants and agreements.

Alexis graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2022, where she served as assistant managing editor and research editor of the American Indian Law Review, worked as a library research assistant, and was a member of the Black Law Student Association, Criminal Law Association, Sports & Entertainment Society, and Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. She was also the recipient of several honors, including the Bill Powell Guest Scholarship, the National Bar Association Gateway to Success Scholarship, and an American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence.

Prior to entering law school, Alexis graduated with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. As an undergraduate, she competed in track and field and was named to the All Big XII First Team all four years. In 2019, she was awarded the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big XII Conference’s highest academic honor for student-athletes.

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Neighborhood Services Organization (Board of Directors)
  • United Way of Central Oklahoma (Board Serve Class VII)

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Careers Beyond the Courtroom

    Southwest Black Law Students Association's 8th Annual Regional Convention

    January 20, 2024
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oklahoma, 2022
  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 2022
    • Assistant Managing Editor and Research Editor, American Indian Law Review; Black Law Student Association; Criminal Law Association; Sports & Entertainment Society; Co-Founder, Transfer Student Mentor; Phi Delta Phi; American Jurisprudence Award
  • B.A. (Criminology), with special distinction, University of Oklahoma, 2019
    • Sociology Outstanding Senior; Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award