In 2003, Steven Stawski was hired into one of Michigan’s premier law firms where he became an equity shareholder.
Mr. Stawski developed skillsets in business law, real property law, and litigation by actively collaborating with the firm’s leading business, real property, and litigation lawyers–for a decade.
As routine as a cup of coffee, Mr. Stawski structured transactions, credit facilities, and corporations in the morning and appeared for motions on commercial, real property, and construction law matters in the afternoon.
In 2014, Mr. Stawski founded a boutique law office that focuses on closely-held business owners, professionals, and families.
As a fellow owner, Mr. Stawski understands business from the ground up. Equally comfortable in the boardroom and the courtroom, he counsels from experience and delivers practical advice.
Over the second decade, many closely-held corporations and companies have been formed and operated while increasing their real estate holdings and expanding their facilities. Many have been transferred to the next generation or positioned for merger or acquisition–with seamless representation from inception through closing.
Now in his third decade of practice, Steven Stawski enjoys interacting with community leaders, providing counsel on governance matters, and advising on projects that benefit local communities.
For example, Mr. Stawski led the contracting for two major bond-funded expansions of an assisted living community on the campus of a former hospital: one for a new resident wing, restaurant, auditorium, and skilled nursing center, and the other for the development of a new independent living building.
As a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Standing Committee on Civil Procedure and the Courts, Mr. Stawski enjoys collaborating with judges, administrators, and practitioners from across the State of Michigan. He tracks “Best Practices” nationwide.
Recently, he served on a committee with members of the bench, bar, and academia to evaluate proposed amendments to MRE 702 and 703, the Michigan Rules of Evidence governing expert witnesses. The rules were amended effective January 1, 2024.
Steven Stawski is a past president of the Gerald R. Ford Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a past committee co-chair of a State Bar Section.
He volunteered for many years as an expert witness for the Hillman Advocacy Program, inspired by federal judges and leading practitioners who instruct the craft of advocacy with precision year after year.
Mr. Stawski also serves as a court-approved civil mediator.
Steven Stawski hold degrees from Princeton University, the University of Michigan, and the Michigan State University College of Law, earning multiple Jurisprudence Achievement Awards.
During law school, he served as an Extern for the Hon. David McKeague in the United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan and clerked for the Hon. David Jordon in Michigan’s 54-B District Court.
At a securities law competition in New York City his team won “Best Brief” and advanced to the final round before a panel led by the Hon. Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The next year Mr. Stawski became the executive director of the law school’s moot court program.
His teammates became a judge, the general counsel to the Michigan Supreme Court, and the founders of two law firms.
Steven Stawski, Esq.
Serving Professionals, Business Owners, and Families
Since 1837, Mr. Stawski’s family has been dedicated to public service in Michigan. Over 185 years later, Mr. Stawski is still doing what his family does best: serving others.