In Memorium - Michael Shanahan

Michael Shanahan of Palisades, New York, husband of Beverly Warwick, passed away December 26, 2023. Mr. Shanahan was born in Bronx, New York and raised in Rockland County, NY. After earning multiple Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering, and prior to embarking on a legal career, Mr. Shanahan was a Staff Engineer at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) where he worked on numerous high-profile projects including the International Space Station. He is listed as an inventor on 21 US patents.

Mr. Shanahan’s legal focus was on patent litigation, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and complex patent prosecution for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Most recently Mr. Shanahan was a partner at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP.

An entrepreneur at heart, he had a passion for technology and invention. Recently, he was the General Counsel of General Patent Corporation where Mr. Shanahan worked on many high-profile cases; however, he always sought to support and represent the “little guy”.

Mr. Shanahan is the recipient of multiple National Law Journal “Hot List “Awards for Intellectual Property and Winning Litigators.

Surviving is his wife, Beverly J. Warwick, his daughters, Samantha Jane Shanahan and Amani (Kate) Shanahan and his son, Jackson Shanahan; parents Leslie and Suzanne Shanahan of Jamesville Virginia; his brother Tim Shanahan (Lana) of Washington, NJ and his brother, Dennis Shanahan of Jamesville, Virginia.