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Samuel T. Stahl

Leader, Private Equity Practice Group


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
Oakland University, B.A.
  • magna cum laude

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Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section

State Bar of Michigan

  • Business Law Section

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
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Mr. Stahl has more than 30 years of experience counseling private equity groups, investors and other business clients in a wide range of matters throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Far East. During his years of practice, Mr. Stahl has gained experience in a broad range of transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions and complex commercial arrangements.  He also performs general corporate advisory work for clients. 


  • Counseled a leading specialty chemical company in a $170 million sale to two private equity funds
  • Represented a multinational business process and human capital business in its acquisition of a managed services provider business
  • Represented a chemistry and toxicology laboratory testing service business in a $70 million sale to a Canadian private equity fund and management
  • Represented a family business in a $60 million sale to a strategic buyer
  • Advised a West Coast private equity fund in its $150 million acquisition of a consumer products business
  • Counseled a West Coast buyer in its $75 million acquisition of a California-based wholesale goods business

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Seminars & Events


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015 and 2016
    • Recognized in the Corporate/M&A field in the state of Michigan; Chambers states:
      • 2016 - "Samuel Stahl has considerable experience in representing a broad range of business and private equity clients in sophisticated commercial transactions. One source said: 'He provides excellent counsel - he is very experienced in M&A transactions and is very accessible.'"
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1999-2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2011 and 2013-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated