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Michael Kahn 5.16Contact Michael Michael Kahn practices law with substantial experience in First Amendment law, complex business litigation, and intellectual property law.

For approximately the past 28 years, Mr. Kahn has acted as Special Counsel to various Florida cities and counties with regard to both the preparation of ordinances and defense of ordinances involving First Amendment issues.

Mr. Kahn has extensive experience in complex litigation and intellectual property litigation.  He is also a Supreme Court Certified mediator who has been appointed by several state and federal judges to oversee mediations regarding First Amendment disputes involving governmental entities, such as municipalities and counties. In 2005, he completed a complex trial regarding trade secrets and contract issues concerning the United States Space Shuttle. It was then the longest trial in the history of Brevard County, Florida. He has tried several other large and complex intellectual property cases, including cases involving copyright and trade secrets regarding computer software. See, for example, Bateman v. Mnemonics, 79 F.3d 1532 (11th Cir. 1996).

Mr. Kahn has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1977. He received his law degree from Duke University in 1977.  He also holds a Master of Arts from Emory University from Emory’s Institute of Liberal Arts and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from the University of Florida.  He has taught and guest lectures on subjects, among others, concerning law of the First Amendment, Constitutional Law, municipal and county ordinance preparation, adult entertainment regulation, and intellectual property law and litigation. For nine years, he was an adjunct professor at Rollins College where he taught courses, among others, in computer law, professional ethics, internet law, the First Amendment as well as courses in literature and philosophy. He won the Christa McAuliffe Teaching Award in 2002. Presently, he is teaching Constitutional Law I and II for Florida Institute of Technology. Read Michael’s Resume

Roma Molinaro - 2 Roma Molinaro, who is a Florida Certified Paralegal (FCP) and a Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP), is senior paralegal and office manager for Michael Kahn, P.A. She is a former president of Brevard Paralegal Association (BPA) and is certified by National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and Paralegal Association of Florida (PAF) and is a Florida Bar Registered Paralegal. In 2008, BPA awarded her the Paralegal of the Year Award. Roma holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Rollins College and is an adjunct instructor at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC), teaching courses in the Paralegal Department and in the Department of Humanities. In 2012 Roma was awarded the Outstanding Adjunct professor award from the college. She also serves as chair of the Paralegal Department Technical Advisory Committee for EFSC. She is a former member of the 18th Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
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Joan McMahon Joan McMahon began her association with Michael Kahn, P.A. as an intern while obtaining her degree in Paralegal Studies from Eastern Florida State University. Shortly before she graduated from the program in December 2013, she became a part-time employee of the firm, transferring to full-time in June 2014. In November 2014, she successfully completed the NALA exam to become a Certified Paralegal. Joan is an active member of the Brevard Paralegal Association and served on the committee for the Fall 2014 Paralegal Association of Florida seminar hosted by the Brevard Chapter. The Indiana native has lived in Florida since 1990 and doesn’t miss the ice and snow one bit. The best thing about being a paralegal is learning something new every day.
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 Melissa Tait -2 Melissa Tait began her association with Michael Kahn, P.A. as an intern while obtaining her degree in Paralegal Studies from Eastern Florida State University. Melissa was hired part-time shortly before finishing her internship and is now a full-time employee. Currently Melissa is preparing for the NALA exam to become a certified paralegal.
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