A creative problem solver and aggressive litigator to resolve your business disputes in your favor, one way or another.

-Attorney Alexander Stotland

I am an experienced New York trained business litigator and trial attorney, helping clients identify goals and win. By always working to see any matter from my clients’ perspectives and goals, while being open to understanding the other side’s viewpoint, I maximize results for my clients. I offer thoughtful, pragmatic advice and aggressive representation to clients in disputes, litigation, negotiations and business management.

I resolve disputes where practical, and aggressively prosecute and prepare matters for trial where settlement is not practical. While most lawyers aren’t prepared to take most cases to trial, only attorneys prepared to take a case to trial are likely to extract an acceptable resolution from the other side. Because I understand what it takes to prepare and try a case, I am better able to settle cases when the time is right.

I regularly counsel clients in matters of restrictive covenants, trade secrets, employee raiding, unfair competition, labor and employment issues, as well as business organization and dissolution, licensing, technology, real estate, contract and business torts.

Practice Areas

Practice area focuses on commercial litigation and business disputes generally centered on contract and business tort disputes, including:

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Non-compete
  • Trade secret and associated employment issues
  • Technology
  • Licensing and other intellectual property
  • Unfair competition
  • Securities
  • Banking and real estate disputes
  • General business representation and problem solving

Education

Hofstra University Law School, JD 1998
Hofstra University Business School, BBA 1994
Brooklyn Technical High School

Examples of Excellence

  • Defended electric vehicle maker from supplier’s multi-million dollar claim, relying on creative counterclaims and aggressive discovery to prevail on partial summary disposition motion and to earn an advantageous case evaluation award, resulting in a de minimus settlement of under 10% of the claim.
  • Prosecuted a trade secret claim against former employee and conspiring competitor, resulting in an injunction against a former employee and a competitor’s use of trade secrets and limiting their unlawful competition.
  • Prosecuted business seller’s claim against a business purchaser, winning an injunction and a court ordered accountings of the activities and dealings of the purchaser and his businesses, resulting in a judgment in excess of one million dollars plus tens of thousands of dollars in sanctions against the opposing parties, forcing the opposing party into bankruptcy.
  • Leveraged restrictions in a former employee’s non-compete agreement to force the former employee’s new employer to assume many of the former employee’s non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality restrictions company and nationwide.
  • Defended an auto dealer from lawsuit by a brokerage agent seeking commission for the sale of a $17,000,000 dealership, resulting in de minimus settlement of under 10% of the claim.

Bar Admissions

New York, admitted 1999
Michigan, admitted 2005
Also admitted to practice before numerous federal Circuit and District Courts

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
Top Lawyer 2014-2018, dbusiness Magazine.

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

City of Birmingham Michigan – Judicial Hearing Officer

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – Michigan Regional Board Chair (2009-2012), National Commissioner and National Advisory Committee

Temple Beth El – Vice President

Oakland County Inns of Court

Testimonials

I found myself in a precarious legal situation in which I needed clarity, sound advice, and a person who I could trust to help. Alex was my first call. Always available for a call or email, his responsive nature and strong understanding of my situation was excellent. Subsequently I have asked for Alex’s help on more day to day situations, and he is more than willing to give me direction or personalize a solution for a reasonable fee. Hopefully I won’t have another major problem, but if I do, Alex will again be my first phone call.

Rebecca Barens, CIC, President at Willow Insurance Group

Alex is a wonderful business attorney and an even better person. I wish we lived closer because I know that we could become great friends.

Brad Benson, Super Bowl Champion, Award-Winning Salesman

Alex Stotland is one of Michigan’s finest lawyers. I have had the opportunity to work with him on many occasions, and am continuously impressed by Alex’s skill, trustworthiness, intelligence, and ability to communicate. I highly recommend Alex to anyone seeking a top lawyer in the field of trade secrets and commercial litigation.

Lena Epstein, Businesswoman

Alex is a consummate professional. I’ve had Alex represent me on a number of business matters and his advice and actions were always expertly informed and, more so, legally appropriate. Always available, and always ready to explain and simplify the issues, I depend on him for both business opportunities, and emergencies all the same.

Alex Epshteyn, CEO at Zignage LLC

Awards and Accolades