Mr. Stone concentrates his practice on the representation of financial institutions and other lenders in middle market and real estate finance transactions and in equipment lease finance matters.
He also has experience relating to a wide variety of corporate and commercial real estate transactions. He has counseled clients in connection with asset and stock sales and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, corporate compliance, and corporate bankruptcy matters.
Before joining Bodman, Mr. Stone was an associate with a highly regarded Detroit area law firm where he represented lenders and borrowers in commercial and real estate loan transactions, handled commercial real estate sale and acquisition transactions, drafted and negotiated commercial leases for office and retail space, and handled general corporate law assignments. He began his legal career as a research attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals where he prepared research reports and drafted proposed opinions for all of the court’s judges. While at the Michigan Court of Appeals, he also served as an interim law clerk for the Hon. Kirsten Frank Kelly and the Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder.
At Loyola University Chicago School of Law, he acted as a Student Clinician with the Business Law Clinic, representing and counseling for-profit and not-for-profit organizations under attorney supervision. He received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in Advocacy.
Honors, Awards, and Recognition
- Michigan Rising Stars 2020, Banking
- Risk Management Association, East Michigan Chapter (Young Professionals Chair)
- 09/18/202056 Bodman Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2020
- 01/12/2018Banking Law Attorney Brian J. Stone Joins Bodman
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Michigan State University, B.A.