David Stone has developed a significant corporate law and corporate finance practice, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, recapitalizations, and lending for public and private companies.
He has experience in representing clients in the apparel, automotive, communications, construction, defense, energy, healthcare, and software industries. He also has significant experience in the areas of income, estate, and gift tax planning for high net worth individuals.
Mr. Stone has been a frequent speaker on business succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and estate planning. He is the former leader of Bodman’s Business Practice Group and currently serves on the boards of numerous for profit and not for profit entities. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Finance and Business Law; Health Care; Probate and Estate Planning and Taxation sections), the American Bar Association (Corporation Banking and Business Law; Real Property; and Probate and Trust Law sections), and the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Detroit.
Mr. Stone is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Duke University Divinity School. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Service and Philanthropy from the Duke University Divinity School and the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Mr. Stone has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 under Corporate Law, in DBusiness Magazine as a 2019 “Top Lawyer” under Commercial and Corporate Law, and in Michigan Super Lawyers under Business/Corporate. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.