Stuart A. Best

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Stuart A. Best is a Shareholder in the firm's Detroit office. He practices in the Litigation and Defense Group, which includes matters in Consumer Finance Defense Litigation, Commercial Banking, Business, and Real Property Litigation in both Federal and State courts. He is also part of the integrated Real Estate Default Group, and handles complex legal foreclosure and title issues, as well as state law foreclosure compliance.

Mr. Best has a wealth of federal and state court experience, and has handled many cases involving real estate, real estate title issues, landlord-tenant, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Michigan Collection Practices Act defense, Michigan Lemon Law defense, insurance subrogation and recoupment. Over the course of his career, he has also assisted clients with issues involving residential and commercial real estate/development, commercial leasing, landlord-tenant law, tax, administrative law, licensing, estate planning, and Liquor Commission issues and rezoning. He also represented local and national talent in the entertainment industry. Mr. Best was a licensed commercial and residential real estate broker. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, was named Top Lawyer by DBusiness in 2010, and was selected for inclusion in the Michigan Super Lawyers List in 2011 and 2012.

Practice Areas:

Litigation & Defense
Federal Court Litigation Group
Commercial Real Property Default Litigation Group
Commercial Collections
Commercial Banking Group
Business to Business Collection Group
Real Estate Default Group
Real Estate Default

Honors & Distinctions:

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney
Named Top Lawyer by DBusiness (2010)
Michigan Super Lawyers List (2011-12)

Bar Admissions:

Michigan (1987)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1988)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (2003)

Education:

J.D., Michigan State University Detroit College of Law (1987)
B.A., Journalism, University of Michigan (1984)

Professional Affiliations:

State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association

Community Involvement:

Birmingham Community House: Regular Speaker
Boy Scouts of America: Scout Master
Rochester Schools Community Education: Regular Speaker
Troy Community Education: Volunteer
Michigan Classic Ballet Company: Contributor

Stuart A. Best 

Shareholder
Detroit
Phone: 248.786.3124
Fax: 248.786.3197
Email: sbest@weltman.com