STUART M. BORDMAN is a shareholder and a certified public accountant. He concentrates his practice in the areas of franchise, corporate and tax law and has been engaged in franchise work for more than 40 years.
Mr. Bordman has handled a wide variety of business transactions including the purchase and sale of businesses, the resolution of business disputes and formation, liquidation and dissolution of business entities. He recently became general counsel for a large non-profit organization and together with other attorneys in the Maddin Hauser firm, handles substantially all of its tax, governance, employment and general business matters.
One of his clients is a franchisor with more than 500 franchisees. Mr. Bordman began working with this franchisor in the early 1980s when the system was a startup and has continued that relationship as the franchisor has matured into an industry leader. He has counseled franchisors with respect to all issues related to franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents, registration, contract negotiations and disputes with franchisees. Mr. Bordman has also counseled franchisees in disputes with franchisors and served as a sole arbitrator in a franchisee-franchisor dispute, a mediator, and an expert witness.
He is a lecturer before the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and contributor to Laches, the Oakland County Bar Association publication. Mr. Bordman has written on use tax, corporate finance under the Michigan Business Corporation Act and single business tax. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law.
Mr. Bordman has been continuously selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America®
since 2013 in the area of franchise law, has been recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of franchise & dealership law and tax law: business, and has been listed as a 2020 Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine
in the area of franchise law.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY OF LAW, Juris Doctor
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Arts, with Honors
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN
OAKLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
OAKLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, TAX COMMITTEE - PAST PRESIDENT
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Publications and Presentations
Gilda's Club Metro Detroit - Director