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Michael N. Santeufemia Named to Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan Board of Directors


SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN – Michael N. Santeufemia has been named to the Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan Board of Directors.  An attorney at Seyburn Kahn, P.C., Michael is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Managing Partner.

“I have known Fifth Third Bank as a business partner for years.  It feels like a natural progression to take a seat on the board,” stated Santeufemia.  "They are professional, dedicated trusting bankers and I am proud to serve on the Fifth Third Eastern Michigan Board of Directors”, he concluded.

Santeufemia serves clients in several different industries, including banking, professional sports, entertainment, technology, manufacturing, automobile dealerships, retail, construction, real estate, health care, consulting and employee contracting.  His areas of emphasis include all aspects of contract and business law, including 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, tax planning and loan agreements.

“It is important for Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan to have someone 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”, said David F. Girodat, President and CEO, Fifth Third Eastern Michigan.  “He is energetic and passionate about our region and will be a tremendous asset to our board.”

Michael was born and grew up in Detroit.  He concentrated in the business school curriculum at Wayne State University and earned his law degree at Loyola University of Chicago in 1992.


Fifth Third Bank, Eastern Michigan, is based in Southfield, Michigan and led by President David F. Girodat.  Fifth Third Bank is metropolitan Detroit’s sixth largest bank and has $6.37 billion in assets, $4.6 billion in deposits, $1.2 billion in custody assets and actively manages $611 million for its personal, corporate, and not-for-profit clients.


Fifth Third Bank serves customers in eight southeastern Michigan counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Shiawassee, Livingston, Genesee and Washtenaw.  Fifth Third Bank currently operates 89 banking centers, and more than 120 ATMs throughout eastern Michigan. 


The Fifth Third name has stood for high performance and great service for almost 100 years.  Fifth Third’s roots go back to 1858, when the Bank of the Ohio Valley was formed in Cincinnati.  That bank became the Third National Bank in 1871 and merged with the Fifth National Bank in 1908 creating the Fifth Third name.