Kelly J. Mackay

Managing Member - Business


Kelly J. Mackay concentrates her practice in business law including related real estate matters. Kelly has over 23 years of legal experience that includes representing clients in the creation and maintenance of a multitude of different business entities, and the varied transactions associated with those ongoing entities. Kelly is a tireless advocate for her clients, regardless of whether she’s negotiating a simple lease or facilitating a complicated sale of assets. On the real estate side of her practice, she has closed numerous tax-free exchanges and commercial real estate transactions with a keen eye for detail. Kelly also has experience in the areas of estate administration, guardianships and foreclosures, and has represented clients before the clerks of many counties within the greater Triangle area.

After earning her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University, Kelly received her law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993. Kelly is admitted to practice law in North Carolina. She and her family reside in Raleigh.

Kelly is the 14th District President of the North Carolina State Bar, and a member of the Durham County Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. She has spent many years working with young people who had an interest in the law with the Law Day Committee. She has been an active contributor to the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce and has served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. She is currently serving as the VP of the Durham County Bar Association and on the Local Board of Advisors for North State Bank. Kelly enjoys giving back to the community and has worked with numerous civic and charity groups over the years, including Hoops for Wake Forest, Kiwanis Club, American Business Women’s Association, and the Anthony J. Trentini Scholarship Foundation. In addition, Kelly has been recognized by the NC Pro Bono Honor Society for reporting more than 50 hours of pro bono legal services in 2017; an honor given to NC attorneys who have given substantial and valuable legal contributions to the state of North Carolina.