Stuart A. Best, Esq.

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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. Mr. Best was a licensed commercial and residential real estate broker. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He was also named Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine (2010), and was selected for inclusion in the Michigan Super Lawyers List (2011-12, 2018).

Practice Areas:

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

Honors & Distinctions:

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney
Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine (2010)
Michigan Super Lawyers (2011-12, 2018)

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)


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

Professional Affiliations:

Oakland County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan

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, Esq. 

Phone: 248.786.3124
Fax: 248.786.3197