Stephen M. Gross

Member; Co-Chair, Strategic Advisory and Restructuring; Board of Directors;
P: 248.220.1337

Steve is a member and co-chair of the firm’s Strategic Advisory and Business Restructuring Department, Chair of the Automotive Practice Group, and was the original managing partner of the firm’s Detroit office. Steve also serves on the firm's Board of Directors. For over 35 years, he has been extensively involved in assisting clients address complex business issues, including creative strategic solutions to liquidity, pricing, and other issues requiring contract renegotiation, restructuring,  acquisitions or  divestitures, especially in the automotive industry, other manufacturing businesses and large regional franchisees.  While in most cases, Steve’s business based approach has enabled his clients to achieve their goals without a court process, he has deep experience in chapter 11 and other formal Court restructuring processes when they provide the optimal means to achieve the desired solution.  He has counselled  businesses ranging in size from small businesses to large, mid-market, and multi-national auto suppliers in successful restructurings and sales and has also acted as counsel to many of these clients as they grew and expanded after becoming profitably reorganized.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Steve was the managing partner and founder of Lindahl Gross Lievois. He has authored articles and lectured on various industry and restructuring matters.

Steve earned a J.D. from Wayne State University in 1983. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1980.

Industry Experience

Steve has represented clients and a variety of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Steel Industry
  • Franchising
  • Wholesale Pharmaceuticals and Retail Drugstores
  • Trucking and Logistics