Michael N. Santeufemia

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Southfield, Michigan

SK Detroit Law Partners
Michael N. Santeufemia
SK Detroit Law Partners

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Banking, Entertainment & Sports

Licensed in Michigan since: 1992

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

SK Detroit Law Partners

2000 Town Center
Suite 1500
Southfield, MI 48075 Visit website


Michael N. Santeufemia is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and is the Managing Shareholder of the Firm, responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Firm’s financial and operational concerns.   He has been recognized by the New York Times and DBusiness Magazine as a top lawyer in Michigan and for ten consecutive years selected for inclusion in the list of Michigan Super Lawyers®; a distinction given to less than five percent of all Michigan lawyers.  Michael is also a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an organization awarding membership to top attorneys throughout the United States.

Mr. Santeufemia’s clients are involved in several different industries, including banking, music entertainment, professional sports, technology, manufacturing, automobile dealerships, retail, construction, real estate, health care, consulting, and employee staffing.  His areas of emphasis include all aspects of corporate, contract, business and entertainment law, including mergers and acquisitions, where he advises clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, sports and entertainment-related negotiations and contracts, buy-sell and other agreements among owners of businesses, employment law matters, entity formations, succession planning, franchising, private foundations, public charities, tax planning, estate planning, loan agreements, and workouts.

Mr. Santeufemia was born and grew up in Detroit.  He is a graduate of Wayne State University, where he excelled in the business school curriculum and graduated at the top of his class, before earning his law degree at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1992.  Mr. Santeufemia joined the Firm immediately after graduating from law school.

Mr. Santeufemia’s diverse law practice experience, entrepreneurial spirit and strong problem solving skills form the basis for his no-nonsense practical approach to lawyering that his clients appreciate.

Mr. Santeufemia is proud to serve as a Board Member of the Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan Board of Directors.  “It is important for the Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan Board to have someone sitting on the Board that has an intimate, hands-on relationship with the people that are doing the significant deals in our market, and Michael fills that seat for us”, says David F. Girodat, President and CEO, Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Banking, Entertainment & Sports
  • 40% Business/Corporate
  • 30% Banking
  • 30% Entertainment & Sports

First Admitted: 1992, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://www.skdetroitlaw.com/team/Michael_Santeufemia/

  • Listed in New York Times as a Top Attorney in Michigan, New York Times
  • Recognized by DBusiness as a Top Lawyer in Michigan, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020
  • Awarded Membership to National Association of  Distinguished Counsel, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Named to Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan Board of Directors (April 14, 2011- Current)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, Justin Verlander's Wins for Warriors Foundation
  • Board Member, Jimmy Howard Foundation
  • Board Member, Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan
  • Board Member, Kid Rock Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Italian-American Bar Association
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Michigan Builder's License

Office location for Michael N. Santeufemia

2000 Town Center
Suite 1500
Southfield, MI 48075

Phone: 248-353-7620


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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