MICHAEL A. SANTANASTO, ESQ.

Michael-A.-SantanastoMike founded Santanasto Law in 2011 after practicing for four years at a mid-sized Lehigh Valley firm. He is the managing attorney for the firm and makes himself available to all new clients. Mike was born in Bethlehem, and returned there after graduating law school. He lives there now with his family and serves on community boards and organizations listed below. You will likely see him downtown working on his home, garden, or enjoying the many downtown events of the Christmas City.

Practice Areas:

Trust and Estate Administration
Trust and Estate Litigation
Trust and Estate Planning
Elder Law
Business Planning
Business Litigation
Business Transactions
Real Estate
Leasing
Land Use and Development
Zoning
Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Supreme Court

Boards and Professional Activities:
Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board
Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County – President 2015
Northampton County Bar Association- Member of the Board of Governors
Sun Inn Preservation Association

Former Boards and Professional Activities:
Northampton County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Chair 2011
Leadership Lehigh Valley 2010
Minsi Trails Council – Learning for Life Committee

Memberships:
Northampton County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Justinian Society
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Awards and Honors:
2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association –YLD – Nominee for American Bar Association Young Attorney of the Year
2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Forty Under Forty
2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association Michael K. Smith Award awarded to a Pennsylvania young lawyer who, through his or her              exemplary personal and professional conduct, reminds lawyers of their professional and community responsibilities.

Lecturer:
Merchants Bank Business Succession Planning Seminar
Sterling Educational Services
Greyfriars Institute

Outside Business Interests:
Santanasto Abstract and Settlement Services, LLC
Christmas City Spirits, LLC
LOMAS RE, LLC

Education:
Rutgers University School of Law, JD
Saint Joseph’s University, BA

Personal:
Mike was born in Bethlehem and lives there today with his wife and two children. Mike enjoys: Renovating Historic Buildings, Rugby, YMCA Basketball, Gardening, Running, Crabbing, Tennis, Genealogy, Bethlehem History, Martellucci’s Pizza, music theory.