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Stuart M. Bordman
Stuart Bordman

Stuart M.


“How would I sum up our firm? Disciplined, imaginative, and resourceful.”


Corporate and Business, Estate Planning and Probate, Tax, Franchise and Distribution, Health Care

STUART M. BORDMAN is a shareholder and 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.

Stuart manages a wide variety of business transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses; the resolution of business disputes; and the formation, liquidation, and dissolution of business entities. As general counsel for a large non-profit organization, he and his colleagues handle all its tax, governance, employment, and general business matters.

One of Stuart’s clients is a franchisor with more than 500 franchisees. He began working with this franchisor in the early 1980s when the system was a startup and has continued the relationship as the franchisor has matured into an industry leader. Stuart has counseled franchisors in all matters related to franchise agreements and disclosure documents, registration, contract negotiations, and disputes with franchisees. He has also counseled franchisees in disputes with franchisors and served as sole arbitrator (mediator and expert witness) in a franchisee-franchisor dispute.

Stuart is a lecturer before the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and contributor to Laches, the Oakland County Bar Association publication. He has written about use tax, corporate finance under the Michigan Business Corporation Act, and single business tax.

Since 2013, his peers have continually selected Stuart for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America for his work in franchise law. He also has been recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of franchise & dealership law and tax law: business. DBusiness Magazine listed Stuart as a Top Lawyer in franchise law.


Northwestern University of Law, Juris Doctor

Michigan State University, B.A. with honors


Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Oakland County Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association, Tax Committee—Past President

Michigan Association of CPAs


Community Involvement

Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, Director