Attorney Profiles

T. Michael Satterfield
T. Michael Satterfield
Phone: 910-399-2237
Fax: 910-399-2241
Paralegal: Rhonda Miller


Mike has over 34 years experience, both as a private practitioner and as in-house counsel for a national title insurer. In those roles, he has handled a wide assortment of legal matters including, but not limited to, complex real estate, business and financial transactions; negotiation and drafting of residential and commercial leases and purchase agreements; representation of clients in zoning, environmental regulatory and permitting cases; and analysis and resolution of title issues and underwriting of title insurance for multi-million dollar residential and commercial properties. As a lifelong resident of coastal North Carolina, he is also well versed in ownership and regulatory issues peculiar to coastal properties. In addition to his experience as an attorney, he has served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and their two golden retrievers, fishing, golfing, and sporting events.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial and Residential Real Estate; Land Use


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1985

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.A. cum laude, 1982


Admitted: North Carolina State Bar, 1985; United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1987

Practiced law in Wilmington, North Carolina 1985-2016

Served as Assistant State Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group 2016- 2020

Joined Law Firm Carolinas in January 2021 

Experienced in all aspects of real estate, including title examination and review; resolution of title issues; acquisition and development; and financing and transactional matters.

Professional Affiliations:

North Carolina Bar Association

New Hanover County Bar Association

Fifth Judicial District Bar

Real Estate Lawyers of North Carolina (RELANC)

Civic and Community Involvement:

Lawyers for Literacy

Coastal Land Trust