Chandler Finley

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Chandler Finley

Of Counsel

Miami Tower at International Place 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 3400 - Miami, Florida 33131
+1 (305) 375 92 20


Florida Bar Board Certification in International Law, Chandler Finley heads a team focused on handling immigration matters for individuals and corporations entering the U.S. business environment from South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Chandler served as legal counsel for 15 years to the county administrative entity managing federal and state funding for Palm Beach County’s Regional Workforce Board, known as the Workforce Alliance, Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board, and earlier as the Palm Beach County Private Industry Council, and served as legal counsel to the International Studies Charter High School in Miami. For more than 30 years, Chandler has handled commercial and residential real estate transactions, representing buyers, sellers and developers.
Chandler has been a lecturer in Immigration at Palm Beach County Bar Association seminars and for the Italy America Chamber of Commerce, in Entertainment Law at a Florida Bar Association seminar, and guest speaker on International Law and Federal Administrative Law at Palm Beach Community College. He has authored several articles on Entertainment Law for the Florida Motion Picture Television Association, Palm Beach Chapter. In 1998, Chandler was Legal Counsel to the Regional Workforce Board for Palm Beach County, at which time the Florida State Ethics Commission adopted his Legal Memorandum in a published decision on "Actual Conflict of Interest Standards for Board Members Contracting with the Federally Mandated /Florida Regional Workforce Board."
Chandler was an aide to President Jimmy Carter in 1985 and assisted with international law conferences sponsored by President Carter after his presidency at the Carter Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1986, he served a clerkship at the Postal Rate Commission in Washington, D.C., under Commissioner Bonnie Guiton, where he submitted a White Paper on "Comparison of USPS Express Mail to FedEx, DHL, Airborne, & UPS." Chandler is a member of Chi Phi (XФ) Fraternity, Gamma Chapter in Atlanta, GA. A U.S. citizen, Chandler holds dual Italian citizenship.

Areas of Practice


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Emory University, B.A., 1985

Certifications & Specializations

  • Florida Bar Board Certification in International Law, 2005−present
  • Detroit College of Law, London Law Program on International and European Law, London, England, 1987
  • Free University Brussels, European Law Institute on European Community Law, Brussels, Belgium, 1987
  • Institute for European Studies, International Business Transactions, Vienna, Austria, 1983
  • Align Certification, 2020


  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Executive Office of Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice


  • USCIS Statement on Supreme Court DACA Decision June 26, 2020
  • DACA ‘Dreamers’ Jeopardy in the U.S.A.: Time Is Running Out! Boomer Times & Senior Life January 2019
  • Finley Prevails on Threat to U.S. Citizen Child in Deportation of Mother to Senegal Based on Asylum Fear of Female Genital Mutilation, January 7, 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

Member & Title Agent, Old Republic Title Insurance Company, 2005−present
Florida Bar Association
International Law Section of the Florida Bar Association
Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the Florida Bar Association
Craig S. Barnard Chapter, American Inn of Court LIV, 2020−2021
Emory Journal of International Dispute Resolution
International Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Italy-America Chamber of Commerce
Miami-Dade Beacon Council
United States Polo Association