Michael A. Temple

Michael A. Temple


Detroit, MI
Phone: 248.359.7385    Fax: 248.359.7700


Michael Temple is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Detroit office. 

Mr. Temple concentrates his practice in the formation and operations of Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) and other private funds, including with respect to SBIC licensing and regulatory matters, general partner/limited partner dealings, investment fund principal compensation and planning, private fund adviser operations and regulatory compliance, and corporate governance matters.

His practice also focuses on general corporate law and commercial transactions, including domestic and international corporate transactions, intellectual property and technology licensing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Temple represents private funds (including SBICs) in their investment activities, including platform and add-on investments and portfolio company divestitures, and related equity and senior and subordinated debt financing transactions. He also represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions and restructurings; commercial entities in the full range of general commercial matters; and borrowers and lenders in financing transactions. His international work includes transactions in England, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Japan, China, India, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Canada.

Mr. Temple joined the firm in 2001. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is also a member of the American Bar Association.


  • J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1999, associate editor, Wayne Law Review
  • B.A., Economics, with honors, Michigan State University, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Practice Areas

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