Michael Kahane
Bureau Chief, Southern Region

Michael Kahane is responsible for AHF’s daily business operations and business development in the Southern United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. He joined AHF in 2007 after a successful legal career.

Prior to joining AHF, Kahane was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for American Media, Inc., the third-largest publishing company in North America. Before that, he was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Globe Communications Corp. He was also a partner at Deutsch, Levy and Engel, Chartered, a Chicago law firm specializing in First Amendment practice.

Kahane received his LL.M degree in intellectual property law from the John Marshall Law Center, his J.D. degree from Northwestern University, and his undergraduate degree from Purdue University.

Under Kahane’s leadership, AHF has expanded domestic operations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Kahane has also overseen AHF’s significant expansion throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

Kahane has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including On The Rise – the Top 40 Young Lawyers in the United States presented by the American Bar Association, the Illustrious Luminary Award presented by Pride Ft. Lauderdale, the Gift of Life Award presented by the Haiti Ministry of Health and the Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award presented by the Urban League of Broward County.

In addition to his commitment to expanding services and resources for people living with or impacted by HIV, Kahane is also proud of his bureau's work in providing emergency relief from natural disasters occurring in geographies under his supervision, including emergency relief work in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the island and emergency relief work in Puerto Rico after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.