The Up and Comers: Matthew McGuane

Meet Matthew McGuane of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman, an honoree in the law (Miami-Dade) category of the 2020 Up and Comer Awards

SFBW’s Up & Comer Awards honors young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. To learn more about this year’s event, taking place Oct. 14, click here.


McGuane was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He ventured to Miami to pursue higher education, where he became a “Triple Cane,” having earned his BA, JD and MBA from the University of Miami. McGuane is a partner at litigation boutique Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP and sits on the firm’s recruitment committee. McGuane focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and real property law. He has developed a unique practice niche in riparian and littoral rights, which involve the special rights of owners of waterfront property. McGuane’s standout quality is his ability to distill complex legal issues into easily understandable legal arguments, a key quality in litigation. From 2016 through 2020, McGuane has consistently been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. He has also been a recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida” award.

Favorite Quote: “A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” – Abraham Lincoln

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