Attorney Profile

<— back to Attorney Directory 

Stuart Sinai

Of Counsel
Phone: 248 619 2590
Practice Areas - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business and Corporate Planning, Corporate Law, Family Business Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Law

Stuart Sinai is experienced in taking corporations public, SEC litigation, proxy contests, compliance work under ‘33 and ‘34 Acts, municipal bond offerings and representation of clients in SEC and various exchange proceedings, including insider trading charges, NYSE and FINRA rule violations and fraud investigations.

He has participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions involving business, tax, securities, “pooling” and antitrust issues and has handled the various Hart-Scott-Rodino filings required by the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.

Mr. Sinai has also been engaged as an expert witness in various securities litigation matters. He has acted as an arbitrator for securities matters for both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association.

He has a Certified Public Accountant Certificate and worked with Ernst and Young for three years immediately upon graduation from law school.

Mr. Sinai maintains an “AV” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the field of Securities Regulation (Copyright 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC). He was also recognized by Best Lawyers as teh 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities Regulation. Mr. Sinai was selected for inclusion in the 2007 through 2018 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan. He was also listed in the 2011, 2012, 2015-2017 Super Lawyers Business Editions and the Corporate Counsel Edition – January 2009 in the practice area of Securities & Corporate Finance. Additionally, Mr. Sinai was selected by a vote of his peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s list of 2019 and 2021 Top Lawyers in the practice area of Securities Law. He has also been designated a “Leading Lawyer” in Mergers & Acquisitions Law for the years 2014 to the present (a distinction granted to the top 1% of attorneys in Michigan). Mr. Sinai has also lectured before various legal and accounting groups concerning taxation and securities regulation matters and frequently writes on these subjects for national magazines.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1965
B.S. (accounting), Ferris State University, 1963

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan, 1966
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States


State Bar of Michigan
Member of the Business Law and Tax Sections

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Former chair of the Securities and Commodities Committee

American Bar Association
Former member of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
He has served in the past on both the Subcommittee on Proxy Solicitations and Tender Offers and on the Committee on (writing model agreements for) “Negotiated Acquisitions.”


“Insider Trading – Fed’s Employ More Effective Weapon;” Michigan Business Law Journal, Volume 40, Issue 3, Fall 2020
Insider Trading — Fed’s Employ New Weapon; co-authored with Jay L. Morse, Commentator, Spring 2020
Insider Trading Gap Closed; Commentator, Winter 2017
Attracting Investors: New Reg. A+ Offers or Private Venture Financing; Commentator, Summer 2015
Insider-trading: “tips” can be dangerous to your freedom; Commentator, Winter 2013
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Commentator, Winter 2012
Investment losses – arbitration may work for you; Commentator, Summer 2011
Remain wary of Wall Street pirates; Commentator, Summer 2010
“Stoneridge – Escape From Securities Liability Notwithstanding Active, Intentional, Deceptive Conduct;” Michigan State University College of Law, Journal of Business & Securities Law, Spring 2008
“Challenge to the Validity of Rule 10b5-1;” (the SEC’s recently promulgated rule regarding insider trading); Securities Regulation Law Journal, Fall 2002
“Rumors, Possession v. Use, Fiduciary Duty and Other Current Insider Trading Considerations;” The Business Lawyer, February 2000