Brown Joins Plunkett Cooney’s Business Law Department

Stephen J. (Joe) Brown recently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms, as a member of its Business Law Department.

Brown, who works in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office, is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice groups. He focuses his practice on loan workouts and restructurings, secured lending, bankruptcy and insolvency, and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) issues in Michigan and Illinois.

With nearly 25 years of experience as a commercial litigator and as a bank-trained workout officer, Brown primarily represents lenders. He has extensive experience advising clients in the factoring and Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) industries. His litigation practice includes trials and evidentiary hearings in state and federal courts, and he has served as primary debtor’s counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

A 1998 cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Brown also received a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from the University of Wisconsin. He is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Business Law Department provide legal services to clients in numerous industries, including automotive, banking, construction, foodservice and hospitality, healthcare, medical cannabis, nonprofit, real estate and others.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, as well as in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms, and it was recently named a “Best Law Firm” nationally in 11 practice areas, including insurance law, as determined by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2022.

For more information about Joe Brown joining Plunkett Cooney’s Business Law Department, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; [email protected].


Brown Joins Plunkett Cooney’s Business Law Department