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Michael P. Kaney


Michael Kaney is a litigator who focuses on complex litigation matters in federal and state court with a focus on commercial litigation.

Professional Biography

Michael Kaney is an associate in Baker Donelson's Orlando office. A member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Group, Mr. Kaney assists clients with trials and appeals in both state and federal court. His practice focuses on complex business litigation matters. He represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving commercial litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, real estate litigation, commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation, lender liability, commercial collections, condominium/homeowner association matters, and a variety of matters involving complex torts.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Kaney was an associate with a Florida-based Am Law 200 firm.

  • Won a bench trial for a publicly traded real estate investment trust concerning the defendant's breach of a purchase and sale agreement for real property. The case involved the defendant entity refusing to close on the $3,000,000 sale of a medical facility. At the conclusion of trial, the judge rendered that the defendant breached the contract by refusing to close on the property and awarded the plaintiff 100% of the damages sought prior to trial.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Litigation - Construction (2022 – 2024)
  • Selected to Florida Rising Stars in Business Litigation (2023)
  • Executive Leadership Board, Secretary – Club Blue, The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida (2019 – present)
  • Vice Chair of Resource Development – Club Blue, The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida (2020 – 2021)
  • Co-Chair of Board Development Committee – Club Blue, The Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida (2021 – present)
  • Moot Court Coach – Florida State University College of Law (2018 – present)
    • National Runner-Up, Tulane Sports Law Competition (February 2023)
    • ­National Champion, UCLA Cybercrimes Competition (March 2022)
  • Community Service Chair – Seminole Club of Greater Orlando (2022 – 2023)


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude
    • Florida State University Law Review, Staff editor
    • Moot Court, President 2017 – 2018
      • Charleston National Constitutional Law Competition, Finalist and Professionalism Award Recipient
      • Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Competition, Best Petitioner's Brief
    • Book Awards: Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Family Law, and Employment Law
  • Florida State University, B.S., 2014, magna cum laude


  • Florida, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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