Brandon Stewart Municipal & Small Business

real estate, environmental & contract matters

After receiving his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan, Brandon worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Pete Hoekstra, which was a job he earned by chasing Pete down in the Grand Rapids airport and showing up unannounced at his D.C. office the next Monday morning. This experience led him to later hold a variety of key positions for State Senator Glenn D. Steil.

At the age of 25 Brandon became the youngest Chief of Staff in the history of the Michigan Senate. He worked and negotiated with, and against, senior staff and officials throughout Michigan on key policy issues. The early stages of his career also found Brandon leading a presidential campaign in 22 Michigan counties, including Kent, working on the 2000 Florida recount as a ballot observer, and managing logistics for the 2000/2001 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
 In 2002 Brandon left politics and returned to law, attending Michigan State University Law School as a King Scholar (merit scholarship) student. With a focus on corporate and securities law, Brandon graduated Magna Cum Laude and joined one of Michigan’s largest law firms as a corporate attorney. He later worked for a tier 1 supplier to General Motors, and following his return to Grand Rapids, he practiced business, transactional, and commercial real estate law with another large West Michigan law firm.

Over time Brandon began to feel as though the large firm model was leaving many client’s needs unaddressed so he founded his own firm in 2011, which he ran successfully until joining Bloom Sluggett in 2017. Brandon will be focusing on real estate, environmental and contract matters for our municipal clients.

Brandon is licensed to practice in Michigan and Florida and was honored as a Superlawyer in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
image description

contact Brandon

areas of expertise

  • Public Sector

associations & accolades

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Co-author, “What is a Pond? Michigan Court of Appeals Interprets ‘Waters of the State’ Under Michigan Law” in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal
  • Presented at Wayne State’s 2015 Sustainability Scholars Symposium on legal tools for sustainable development