Stuart A. Gold



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Stuart Gold has devoted his pracice to representing people and businesses in bankruptcy. From the firm’s Southfield, Michigan office, he has represented consumers and commercial debtors in many high-profile bankruptcy cases. Mr. Gold has also provided representation to creditors’ committees, bankruptcy trustees and secured creditors, and has served as a bankruptcy trustee since 1986. Mr. Gold received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. In 1977, he was awarded his Juris Doctor by Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated with distinction. Admitted to practice in both Michigan and Florida, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Gold is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, The Florida Bar, Federal Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. He has served as an Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, on the Constitutional Law Committee – State Bar of Michigan, and the Local Rules Committee – Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is currently a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee and mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Gold is the past President of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court and past chairman of the OCBA Bankruptcy Committee.

He is board certified by The American Board of Certification in both consumer and business bankruptcy law, a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and has been appointed a Life Delegate by the Federal Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit and currently serves on its Board. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Advisory Education Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Central States Conference, past Co-Chair of the ABI Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee, past Co-Chair for the Sixth Circuit Judicial Selection Panel and has been recognized for his pro bono services by the Federal, Oakland County and Macomb County bar associations. He frequently lectures for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, American Bankruptcy Institute, Oakland University, and other professional organizations and is a co-editor of the ICLE publication, Handling Consumer and Small Bankruptcies in Michigan (2009) and co-author of the ICLE publication Bankruptcy and Insolvency in Divorce Cases, Michigan Family Law. Mr. Gold has been honored and recognized by his peers in various publications including Michigan Super Lawyer, DBusiness Top Lawyers, U.S. News Best Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Trustee Representation
  • 25% Creditor Representation
  • 25% Debtor Representation

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Bankruptcy – Consumer, American Board of Certification, 1993
  • Bankruptcy – Business, American Board of Certification, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1977
  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1978


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. – 1977
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. – 1974
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcy in Michig, ICLE, 2009
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency in Divorce Cases, ICLE


  • Steven W. Rhodes
  • Richardo Kilpatrick
  • Howard Sher
  • Robert Hertzberg


  • Lecturer: Institute for Continuing Legal Education, American Bankruptcy Institute, Oakland University
  • Past Arbitrator: Better Business Bureau; Chapter 13 Local Rules Committee, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
  • With Advisory Education Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Central State Conference
  • Chapter 13 Trustee Forum, 2016 – Present
  • United States Trustee Training Program, United States Trustee, 2016 – Present
  • Eastern District of Michigan Local, FBA, 2016 – Present
  • International Great Lakes Regional, ALFA, 2016 – Present
  • Family Law Training Program, MPLP, 2015 – Present
  • Veterans Day Conference, ABI-CBA, 2015 – Present
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, ABI, 2014 – Present
  • Winter Leadership Conference, ABI, 2014 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized for pro bono services by the Federal, Oakland County and Macomb County Bar Associations
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy , 2003 – 2016
  • Life Delegate, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Co-Chair, Sixth Circuit Judicial Merit Selection Panel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oakland County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Past Chairman
  • Federal Bar Association, Detroit Chapter, Member, Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Michigan, Constitutional Law Committee, Past Arbitrator
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Commercial Law League of America, Member
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association, Past President
  • ABI Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee, Co-chairperson
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
  • Advisory Committee, Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court, Co-Chair
  • Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Life Delegate and currently serves on its Board
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Workshop, Co-Chair
  • NABT, Turstee, 1995 – Present
  • ABI Ethics Committee, Past Co-Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee and Mediator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Oakland County Circuit Court, Law Clerk, 1978 – 1979
  • Greenbaum & Greenbaum, Associate / Partner, 1979 – 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • English

Recent blogs

Bankruptcy Cases of Interests

Priority Tax Claims In order to secure a bankruptcy court’s approval of a plan of reorganization, a debtor is required to satisfy, in full, all obligations entitled to priority treatment under the bankruptcy law[1][2]. Some taxes, owed to the federal government, generally are deemed to be priority obligations.  In a recent case, a bankruptcy appellate […]

New Bankruptcy Law Will Help More People Qualify for Chapter 13 Relief!

Congress recently passed legislation entitled The Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act which the President signed into law on June 21, 2022. The changes to the law will help people because it significantly expands who can qualify for Chapter 13 relief.  Chapter 13 is a reorganization bankruptcy for individuals which gives people an opportunity […]