Butzel attorney Michael Sarafa appointed to OCBA Legislative Committee


TROY, Mich. – Butzel attorney Michael G. Sarafa, has been appointed to the Oakland County Bar Association’s (OCBA) Legislative Committee, which promotes the OCBA’s position on current and pending legislation that affects the practice of law and the administration of justice.

With 35 years of experience in business, law, finance, and public affairs, Sarafa helps clients navigate issues in the governmental sector as well as in the realm of outside counsel services.

He is a member of Butzel’s Government Relations and Regulatory Specialty Team and General Counsel Services Practice Department.

Sarafa began his career in the governmental arena as a legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives and later served as an executive assistant to Dennis Archer during his tenure as Mayor of Detroit.

His leadership, financial management, and negotiation skills were honed during his years spent as CEO of a Michigan bank and a large multi-state franchise. As managing partner of a Michigan private equity firm, he led the analysis of business and investment opportunities, all related due diligence, negotiations, and management of the firm’s legal team. He successfully sourced, acquired and helped grow multiple southeast Michigan-based growth companies.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. Sarafa has been recognized by the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Wayne State University’s Center for Peace & Conflict Studies Community Peacemaker, and Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under 40.

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