Paul A. McGinley


Practicing law is a great opportunity to assist people in matters of importance in their personal and business lives.

Paul A. McGinley, one of the Founding Partners of Gross McGinley, counsels businesses and individuals in a variety of matters including residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, employment law, and business and commercial law, including business succession planning and general corporate matters.

Paul has specific experience in the purchase and sale of properties, employment matters, and advertising matters, including issues relating to promotional material, intellectual property and advertisements in all media. He represents clients in the purchase and sale of their business, and in the acquisition and sale of business assets including intellectual property assets, such as trademarks, copyrights, domain names and internet properties. Paul has worked extensively in product licensing in both domestic and international matters.

Until January 2018, Paul served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of U.S. publisher Rodale Inc. He also served as co-chair of The Rodale Institute and as a board member of several local organizations including WDIY, The Velodrome Fund, and Lehigh Country Club.

In 2019, Paul achieved Lehigh Valley Business Icon Honors, recognized as an inspiration to his field, colleagues, and the community. Additionally, he was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010.

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1974
  • Princeton University, B.A., 1970
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Past President
  • Magazine Publishers of America, Legal Affairs Committee
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, former Chairman of Hearing Committee of the Disciplinary Board
  • The Rodale Institute, Board of Directors Co-Chairman
  • Lehigh County Country Club, Solicitor and Past President
  • Swain School, Board of Directors Past President
  • Princeton Quadrangle Club, Board of Directors former Member
  • Allentown YWCA, former Trustee
  • WDIY Public Radio, Former Director
  • Velodrome Fund, Former Director & Counsel
  • “Legal Issues in Advertising”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2011, co-presenter
  • Private Client Presentations
  • 2019 Lehigh Valley Business Icon Honors
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2006 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2004 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers