Attorney Michael Shane practices exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality law. Michael Shane was an inaugural member of the Florida Bar’s Immigration and Nationality Law Certification committee. The committee was founded in 1995. As an inaugural member, Michael Shane was among the first Immigration attorneys in the state of Florida to become a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Immigration. The prestigious distinction of being a certified specialist in Immigration places Michael Shane in an elite category among his fellow Immigration attorneys. Michael Shane remains a Florida Bar Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Lawyer to this day.
After Michael Shane graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1974, he attended the University of Miami School of Law. He graduated from Miami with his Juris Doctor in 1977 and was thereafter admitted to practice law in Florida and the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Shortly after graduating law school, Michael Shane started his own Immigration Law Practice, filling an urgent need in South Florida. Over the years, the firm he started over 40 years ago has expanded to include his son, Evan Shane, who is also a Florida Bar Certified Immigration and Nationality Lawyer. Michael Shane is the Managing Partner of the firm.
From 1986 to 1987, Michael Shane was President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration and Lawyers Association (AILA). Michael Shane has been a frequent lecturer at Immigration Law seminars sponsored by the Florida Bar and AILA. He has authored articles on the Immigration topics he has addressed at these seminars.
Michael Shane was named both the 2018 and 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for Immigration Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Michael Shane has been included in the Best Lawyers in America list from 2007 to 2021 for his work as an immigration attorney.