TROY, Mich. – Butzel continues to increase with the addition of lawyer Michael G. Sarafa. He joins the regulation agency as Counsel. He has 35 years of encounter in business, law, finance, and general public affairs.

Michael Sarafa

Sarafa helps clientele navigate concerns in the governmental sector as very well as in the realm of outdoors counsel providers. He has realized a status in authorized and political circles in Michigan as a proficient and trusted authorized advisor more than the program of his occupation. Sarafa is a member of the firm’s Governing administration Relations and Regulatory Specialty Team and Basic Counsel Providers Practice Section.

Shoppers have appear to depend on Sarafa’s authorized skills and company acumen in the management of organization transactions, business growth, and matters of government advocacy, general public policy, and regulatory affairs. He commenced his career in the governmental arena as a legislative aide in the Michigan House of Associates and later on served as an govt assistant to Dennis Archer all through his tenure as Mayor of Detroit.

Also, Sarafa has a long time of enterprise expertise. His leadership, fiscal administration, and negotiation competencies have been honed for the duration of his decades put in as CEO of a Michigan lender and a significant multi-state franchise. As handling spouse of a Michigan non-public fairness organization, he led the examination of enterprise and expenditure options, all linked thanks diligence, negotiations, and management of the firm’s authorized crew. He productively sourced, acquired and helped expand multiple southeast Michigan-dependent growth companies.

His expertise involves assembling groups of finance, human means, operations, promoting, and legal experts to assistance a $100 million business platform. He successfully led the private equity firm by COVID pandemic-connected shutdowns and re-openings in seven states. As CEO of Bank of Michigan, Sarafa properly navigated the bank through the 2008-2010 real estate recession and honed his abilities in banking rules, security and soundness examinations, compliance, and interactions with point out and federal banking regulators.

As a group chief, Sarafa has served on numerous boards of directors and nonprofit businesses, including Bloomfield Brother Rice Superior University, Lender of Ann Arbor, Chaldean Community Basis and the Michigan Association of Beauty Experts, and Supercuts Franchisee Association.

Sarafa’s past board provider involves Covenant Property of Michigan, Farmington Hills Economic Development Company, St. Fabian Parish Finance Committee, and Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Covenant Academy Charter Faculty Management Corporation and as Chairman of the Chaldean Diocese of North American Finance Council. Michael is a frequent columnist for the Chaldean News.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. Sarafa has been regarded by the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate University of Banking, Wayne Point out University’s Middle for Peace & Conflict Scientific tests Community Peacemaker, and Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Beneath 40.

Sarafa attained a J.D. from Wayne Point out University Law College M.P.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and, a B.A. from James Madison Higher education at Michigan Point out University.

About Butzel

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