Brian Stone

Senior Counsel Detroit (Southfield)
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Brian concentrates his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financing, and leasing of all types of real estate. He represents owners, developers, management companies, builders, and operators in all aspects of commercial real estate.

Prior to joining Taft, Brian represented financial institutions, other lenders, and borrowers in middle-market real estate finance transactions and equipment lease finance matters. Brian also has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including asset and stock sales and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, corporate compliance, and corporate bankruptcy.

Brian began his legal career as a research attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals. While at the Michigan Court of Appeals, he also served as an interim law clerk for the Hon. Kirsten Frank Kelly and the Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder.


  • Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2020 – 2022)

  • Honoree, CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Advocacy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    J.D. cum laude

  • Michigan State University


  • State - Michigan