Stuart represents clients in commercial disputes and other business concerns across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, real estate, retail, hospitality, financial services, health care, technology, and transportation.

Stuart serves as lead counsel to clients of all sizes in high-risk and complex matters pending in business and other courts across the country. Additionally, Stuart maintains an active outside general counsel practice for numerous clients who rely on him as a trusted advisor to navigate a myriad of legal and strategic matters, including soft intellectual property considerations, key employee agreements, mergers, acquisitions and succession planning, and general risk assessment/analysis.

With a reputation in the legal community for pragmatic client advocacy, Stuart has also been engaged to serve as a mediator in various forms of alternative dispute resolution.


  • Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2017 – present)

  • Honoree, Top Lawyer, dBusiness, Construction Law

  • Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2008, 2010 – 2014)

All Service Areas


  • Wayne State University Law School


  • Duke University - Durham, North Carolina



  • State - Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Federal - U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Wisconsin
  • Federal - U.S. District Ct., S.D. of New York
  • Federal - Pro Hac Vice - U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Iowa
  • State - Pro Hac Vice - State of Wisconsin (Chippewa County)
  • State - Pro Hac Vice - Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • - Pro Hac Vice - Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Notable Matters

  • Obtained judgement in a fraud and civil RICO action on behalf of municipal client in the amount of $120,000,000 and successfully defended that judgment through bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of a trade secrets action brought against an industrial equipment manufacturer, with an award of attorneys’ fees and costs in client’s favor.
  • Obtained an injunction against a service provider client’s former key employee and his competing business.
  • Obtained a significant recovery for a client in the hospitality industry on a claim of constructive eviction.
  • Obtained a significant recovery for a manufacturing client against a successor to a defunct business by successfully proving alter ego and voidable/fraudulent transaction theories.
  • Obtained a significant recovery (including control of the business) for shareholders in a large retail automotive business on a claim of minority oppression.
  • Obtained a significant recovery for an industrial raw material producer on a large business interruption claim involving damage to manufacturing facility.
  • Successfully defended real estate developer/project owner against claims of wrongful contract termination.

Speeches and Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • Oakland County Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Cranbrook - Kingswood

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach (2010 – 2019)

  • Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation

    Advisory Council