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Stuart M. Schwartz

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

Stuart represents clients of all sizes and profiles 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 issues.


J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
B.A., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Michigan Super Lawyer, Business Litigation (2021)

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

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