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Ryan B. Stearn

Real estate Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   27 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    20%
    The real estate attorneys at Ryan B. Stearn, P.C., are well-equipped to handle everything from a simple residential closing to assisting corporations in complex zoning and permitting issues.

    23 years

  2. Construction and development
    15%

  3. Contracts and agreements
    15%

    23 years

  4. Debt collection
    15%
    There are numerous issues that can affect the stability of a family’s finances. Whether you are facing divorce, job loss, reduction in hours, medical emergency or emergency home repairs, it is wise to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable lawyer.

    23 years

  5. Debt settlement
    10%

    23 years

  6. Foreclosure
    10%
    The loss of a home can feel like the final stage in a long economic nightmare. Fortunately, homeowners still have legal options. If you have received a notice of foreclosure, contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to discuss solutions.

    23 years

  7. Landlord or tenant
    10%
    Real estate matters can quickly become complex and frustrating. Whether you are buying or selling property, or need to resolve a dispute through litigation, it is wise to seek the counsel of a skilled attorney.

    23 years

  8. Credit repair
    3%

    23 years

  9. Consumer protection
    2%

    23 years

WE PROVIDE LEGAL GUIDANCE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

In 1995 Ryan B. Stearn graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in biology with the intention of attending medical school. Upon graduation, however, he accepted a position with a law firm and there found his calling in life. Ryan attended Wayne State University Law School to earn his Juris Doctorate and became an attorney in 2000. Since then, Ryan has practiced law in the areas of:

 

 

Recently, Ryan has dedicated his law practice to assisting people who are struggling with debt. Whether they are current or late on payment for mortgages, credit cards or other obligations, and regardless of the type or amount of debt, Ryan personally evaluates his clients' financial situation in order to give them the best advice and counsel. Ryan has helped numerous clients restructure their debts, pay off credit cards and other debts, lower monthly mortgage payments, sell homes for less than the mortgage balance (short sales), and find bankruptcy solutions.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2017,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2017 2013
Top Contributor 2017
Top Contributor
2017

Location

Law Office of Ryan B. Stearn, P.C.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michiko | June 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Would work with him nex time
I got in touch with several attorneys to interview a complicated real estate situation that included cross collateralization and a future advanced mortgage. Ryan brainstormed with me freely and without holding back during the free consultation time, which gave me insights that allowed me to get a realistic solution for my situation from which I was able to . Unfortunately, we ended up playing phone tag after that, and since this was time sensitive for me, not knowing if Ryan was going to be able to contact me back within my time frame (or at all, since a lot of people are not good at returning messages, not knowing what Ryan is like), I ended up giving the business to another attorney. I regret that I did this because I was able to be efficient with her based on my free consult with Ryan, and he deserved to get my business. I would like to leave a review although I did not pay him for the first consult, because the quality of the interface was exceptional and I feel it could have been worth paying for. I also had lengthy talks with another attorney who just wasted my time by trying to state the obvious, but that free time was not appreciated on my part due to his not being on point. I would hire him next time based on our whole interface. Ryan, I apologize that this did not occur this time.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dealing with a crazy neighbor!
My husband and I were having legal trouble regarding our fence installation and our neighbor. The neighbor agreed to the style and location of the privacy fence that we wanted to construct so we paid to have it built. After the fence was installed the neighbor changed her mind and hired an attourney to threaten us to remove the fence. Ryan acted quickly to communicate our rights and needs to our neighbor's attourney and ended the situation before it escalated. We are so relieved to have someone so intelligent on ourside, fighting for our rights.
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Posted by Troy | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Ryan is a personal attorney cares about his clients he went above and beyond on my case would recommend him to anyone that is looking for an honest attorney God at what he does
Posted by Haris | April 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, caring and genuinely seems like a nice guy!
I had something pop up out of the blue, where my wages and/or income tax refund was about to be garnished. I called him up because of his other reviews on here, and HE DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Without any questions or sales pitch, he got straight to the point and gave me advice on the matter while also pointing out other avenues I could explore (potentially saving me hundreds of dollars). Hopefully the matter will be resolved, but if not I will definitely be hiring him! Thanks Ryan, appreciate it!
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Posted by Robert | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best choice we ever made
Ryan bailed us out of a horrible housing situation gone wrong. Sellers were trying to back out and we had no place to go. Ryan stayed on top of everyone including the title company to get us to closing. Without Ryan we would have been homeless.
Posted by Sheila | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Residential property
I hired Mr Stearn during an ongoing family dispute. He started working with me immediately. I never had to wait for answers to keep me on top of what was happening. He solved any problem that we may have encountered. He is a true professional. I would hire him again in a moments notice. He will get the job done to your satisfaction! Great guy!
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Posted by Darlene | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan B. Stearn
Ryan is the nicest person. He doesn't have an arrogance to him and you feel no matter what he has your back. His communication is outstanding. Ryan is just an all around good guy.
Posted by Donald | March 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan B. Stearn Review
We have hired Ryan many times for our home purchases and sales and for issues and updates of our trusts. He is extremely competent and knowledgeable in legal matters and very expeditious. We will continue to have him handle our legal matters.
Posted by Marissa | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Ryan Stearn was very helpful with my Case. He answered questions in a timely manner and was very knowledgeable and professional! Would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by Ken | February 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ken
Ryan got me in quick and explained my case with great knowledge and advice!
Posted by Emily | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
dedicated lawyer
Honestly, I was dealing with serious issues at my rental house (mold, insect infestation). I spoke to many lawyers and Mr. Stearn was the only one who had no hesitation with helping me. He was hired in the spot! Every time I had a question or comment he was there! He explained things and gave me options for what suited my case best. The end result is that I got out of that lease! I was so stressed and he saved the day. He’s determined to help people, calm your worries and get you justice no matter what. I will definitely be contacting him in the future if need be. I highly recommend Ryan Stearn!
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Posted by Stephen | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contractor
Ryan helped us with a law suite against a business owner who decided not to pay us for our Electrical services that was under a contract. Even though the case was eventually dismissed, he did put in a Valant effort to get us paid.
Posted by Christopher | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING
Ryan killed it from start to end. Hands down the best. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellant Attorney
Ryan has helped me on numerous cases detrimental to my business. He will give you a honest opinion on which direction to go. He has always worked hard for my benefit.
Posted by Greg | January 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fantastic lawyer, responsive, realistic and thorough
Faced with a time sensitive matter, Ryan actively kept us apprised as the process moved forward, was very knowledgeable and thorough. Ryan is a realistic, hard working attorney, a go to person who cares about his clients.
Posted by Amanda | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Much gratitude for all the work done successfully for me and my family!
The most honest attorney you'll ever meet, I've known Ryan for roughly 20yrs and he's helped me and other family members with so many different things. I worked in a court for 15yrs I've gotten to know many attorneys and how they operate, and I have to say Ryan would be the only attorney I'd ever call for anything he's honest, fair, upfront with you and reassured me on the issues that have come up though out the last 20yrs that every thing will be worked out, I can't just be lucky every time there is true skill behind Ryan's legal knowledge and abilities to make the issues I've ran into, to not become a stress factor in my life and has always handled everything in a professional manner. I always recommend Ryan if anyone ever asked me if I know a good honest attorney and there really are not many attorneys in Michigan that I do not know. If you're looking for a professional Attorney who will be honest and work hard for you and in a very timely manner then I would tell you that Ryan Stearn is the attorney you are looking for. And everything that I have ever hired Ryan for has been handed beyond the outcome I would have expected way above my expectations on how quick and easy he made those legal issues for me to be cleared up and most were actually dismissed due to the type of legal work I needed done and the knowledge that he applied to that particular case. There has not been anything that I hired Ryan for that has not been taken care of, dismissed, reduced to a nothing type violation. I do have to give him the compliment that as soon as I hired him I no longer had the stress or aggravation and he always called with positive results, I don't think you could expect more from any attorney and coming from the court side I have never witnessed any other attorney more effective then Ryan!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job, quick to respond, easy to work with.
Ryan is doing a fantastic job facilitating the transition our business is going through. We appreciate his willingness to work around our needs to get us the best outcome possible. We would happily recommend Ryan to anyone who needs a great lawyer.
Posted by Nisha | October 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Probate Advice
Ryan was incredibly helpful with providing information about the probate process for my father's estate. He researched the procedures for my father's state (VA) and provided me the forms I would need to complete the necessary next steps. In addition he researched other options that may have been available, but which turned out to not apply in my particular circumstance.
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Posted by Daryl | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results Oreinted
I've used Ryan on three separate occasions. The results were always in my favor. I'm thrilled with the outcome of my current case. Not only was my judgement dismissed but I received a unexpected cash award. Using a cliché... Ryan is "The Man".
Posted by Eve | July 16, 2014
Ryan is very caring
It has been a few years since Ryan helped me legally. I still call him for advice I loved Ryan Stearn as my lawyer.. He is easy to talk to. Ryan is always on top of things. He calls and keeps me informed. I recently talked to him about a case he doesn't specialize in. He still called me back with information he thought would help me and advice that would help me. I have never had an attorney like that. It was such a nice feeling that he remembered me and still gives me advice.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Serlin, Trivax & Stearn, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • The Law Office of Ryan B. Stearn, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Michigan
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Foreclosure Reversal
  • Improper Sheriff's Deed Was Expunged.
  • Mortgage Loan Modification
  • Loan Modifications as low as 2% and 20% reduction in principal.
  • Short Sales
  • Approved Short Sales with Waiver of Deficiency
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Associations

  • Jewish Bar Association of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • City of Pleasant Ridge Planning Commission
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • REALCOMP MLS Listing Services
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Western Wayne Oakland County Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • City of Pleasant Ridge DDA
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Avvo's 2013 Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Reform and It's Impact on the Debtors, Creditors, and the System
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Ensuring Compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Collection Strategies
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Collection Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Agent Short Sale Updates
  • Short Sales and Their Impacts on Sellers
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute
  • Ensuring Compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute
  • Bankruptcy Reform and It's Impact on the Debtors, Creditors, and the System
  • 2010
  • Collection Strategies
  • Collection Strategies
  • 2009
  • Collection Law Tips and Strategies
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2008
  • Collection Law from Start to Finish
  • Bankruptcy Reform and Its Impact on the Debtors, Creditors and the System
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Ryan
Real estate Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ryan Stearn for any complex real estate matter. Tenacious and kind describes his practice. I referred a real estate matter that was unpacked and handled correctly and with dispatch. As a litigator myself, I recognized his talent and knew that he was the correct individual for the matter. I was rewarded with a referral fee and a very happy client."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan may be at a small firm, but he has big firm skills. I also like Ryan because we share the same philosophy vis-à-vis civility. Civility is defined as “civilized conduct; especially: courtesy, politeness," which is how I would describe working with Ryan. Lawyers like Ryan who truly appreciate the legal profession, and the services we provide to our clients, understand that holding themselves up to a higher standard of professionalism is not just the better option – it’s the only option. I highly endorse Ryan."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is the attorney you want on your side when buying or selling a home. He is dedicated to his clients and will work hard to meet all their legal needs. He is a thoughtful lawyer as well as a successful real estate agent. I have found him to be both hard working and resourceful. There are no more important traits necessary when serving in the role of a litigator. I have every respect for Ryan, whether he is dealing with with real estate disputes such as adverse possession, boundary disputes, zoning appeals, condominium disputes, breach of contract, title or landlord-tenant cases."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ryan Stearn is without hesitation one of the most practical and effective lawyers I have ever met. Ryan knows how to make things happen for his clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. He is an out of the box thinking lawyer. I highly recommend Ryan as you Counsel if you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in any aspect of business or consumer litigation."
Real estate Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally known Mr. Stearn for over ten years, and I can say without hesitation that he is a superb attorney who achieves excellent results for his clients."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan B. Stearn is an asset to the legal community. His insight and professionalism assists his clients to achieve excellent results. I endorse Ryan B. Stearn."
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Southfield Real estate Lawyer Ryan B. Stearn
Ryan B. Stearn
Real estate Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 23 years
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