D. Stewart Green

Bloomfield Hills
green@butzel.com | P 248 258 1415 | F 248 258 1439

D. Stewart Green is a shareholder practicing in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He has a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1974 (high honors) and a J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1977. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association. Mr. Green is Manager of the firm's Real Estate Practice and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate).

Mr. Green has extensive experience in all areas of real property practice. He has represented numerous clients in major sales and purchases of real estate, lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, purchasers and developers in condominium developments, and landlords and tenants in leasing transactions. Mr. Green has been involved in numerous mortgage loan workouts and foreclosures on behalf of major commercial lenders and has litigated the enforcement of loan documents, including representing lenders in bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Green's activities have included extensive office and commercial leasing matters. He has extensive experience in construction lien and related matters and has been involved in litigation concerning the same, including the treatment of construction liens and trust fund claims in bankruptcy. Mr. Green has lectured on foreclosure issues, real estate matters, and related topics in the bankruptcy and commercial workout area.

Mr. Green is a member of the board of directors of Lighthouse Community Development, a non-profit low income housing organization, and a subsidiary of Lighthouse of Oakland County, and was honored by it as one of two recipients of its Joycelynn Hubbard Volunteer of the Year award for 2005.

  • Michigan State University Undergraduate 1974, B.A.
  • University of Michigan Law School Law School 1977, J.D.

The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate, 2010-2017

Michigan Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2006-2016

Lighthouse Community Development - recipient of its Joycelynn Hubbard Volunteer of the Year award for 2005

DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Real Estate Law, 2011-2017 Land Use and Zoning Law, 2013

  • Michigan

State Bar of Michigan

Oakland County Bar Association

  • Represented auto supplier in long-term lease of new facility to be constructed
  • Represented developer of waterfront residential condominium development
  • Purchase of land for residential development
  • Negotiated construction and development contracts for commercial office building
  • Negotiated synthetic lease transactions
  • Represent health care institutions in the development of medical office buildings and ambulatory surgical centers including by example, funding, ground leases, certificates of need, leases and related matters
  • Purchase of real property in Macomb County
  • Represented developer in negotiation and financing of land acquisition from Downtown Development Authority and acquisition of the hotel from prior owners
  • Negotiated the purchase of a building and assumption of indebtedness for major health care organization
  • Asset Purchase in industrial furnace industry
  • Acted as principal attorneys for the developer of a complex $180,000,000 historical rehabilitation, conversion, retrofitting of a 32 story jewel in downtown Detroit, including all aspects of financing
  • Purchase of vacant land and land development financing
  • Negotiated long term mortgageable ground lease on behalf of developer for construction of physicians office building adjoining surgical center
  • Sale of lots to builder
  • Served as counsel for the acquisition of multiple parcels of land for major mixed use residential/commercial development
  • Served as counsel for the acquisition of vacant land and related construction financing