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Michael P. Kaney


Michael Kaney assists clients in a broad range of litigation matters with a focus on commercial litigation.

Professional Biography

Michael Kaney is an associate in Baker Donelson's Orlando office. His practice focuses on complex business, construction, and administrative litigation matters. He represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving commercial litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, real estate litigation, lender liability, commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation, commercial collections, trademark/copyright issues, and condominium/homeowner association matters.

Mr. Kaney also represents developers, contractors, material suppliers, and design professionals in a variety of disputes involving defect claims, delay claims, contract disputes, and construction lien issues.

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

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Litigation - Construction (2022, 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 Champion, UCLA Cybercrimes Competition (March 2022)
  • Community Service Chair – Seminole Club of Greater Orlando (2022 – present)


  • 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. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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