Stuart Brown

Managing Partner at DLA Piper

Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

Managing Partner at DLA Piper


Stuart M. Brown is the managing partner of DLA Piper’s Wilmington office and a partner in the Restructuring group.

An accomplished bankruptcy lawyer, his practice encompasses the representation of institutional lenders, investors and business enterprises in diverse matters, including general business, transactions with bankruptcy estates, anti-bankruptcy transactional consultation, bankruptcy litigation, substantive non-consolidation, securitization and servicing and bankruptcy fraud. He also represents traditional and non-traditional funding sources with respect to workouts, claim realization and asset recovery.

Mr. Brown is certified by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification as a business bankruptcy law specialist. He has repeatedly been named in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which has noted.

Mr. Brown is also named by Legal 500 for his Corporate Restructuring practice

Before joining DLA Piper, Mr. Brown led the Restructuring & Insolvency practice at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and was head of its Wilmington office.
Representative Experience

Represented former Third Circuit Judge Arlin M. Adams, as trustee for the estate of the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy, involving the resolution of $1.5 billion of claims asserted as a result of an international fraud perpetrated on philanthropists and nonprofit organizations
Retention by agent for syndication of senior secured lenders to workout problem loans through out-of-court restructuring or transition into bankruptcy
Retention by publicly or privately held equity sponsors of special purpose enterprises or joint ventures to consult in insolvency and insolvency-related litigation resulting from troubled or failed projects
Retention by strategic or fund purchasers in connection with the acquisition of assets from debtors-in-possession in bankruptcy or other insolvent sellers
Retention by secured creditor to exercise rights and remedies against borrowers and guarantors under state law including potential bankruptcy or filing of involuntary bankruptcy
Retention by corporate clients to workout troubled loans


New Jersey


American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court


Co-author, "Make-Well Agreements - An Analytical Framework," ABI Caribbean Conference Distressed Portfolio Companies Panel, February 2009
Author, "Looking Ahead—and to the Past—in Developing Restructuring Strategies," a chapter within "Inside the Minds: Bankruptcy Restructuring Strategies," September 2008


Panelist, Ethics Panel, "Candor, Conflicts of Interest and Collisions with Rule 9011 Bad-Faith Filings" and Advisory Board Member, American Bankruptcy Institute's Eighth Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Cambridge, Maryland, August 2-4, 2012
Faculty member, 27th Annual Business & Securities Law Conference 2009, Boston, October 27, 2009
Speaker, "New Age Constituencies in Chapter 11," The 24th Annual Current Developments in Hot & Emerging Areas program presented by The Commercial Law League of America's Honorable Frank W. Koger Memorial Education Program at The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Las Vegas, October 18 - 21, 2009
Presenter, "Fundamentals of Loan Workouts," MIT Center for Real Estate's Professional Development Institute’s Cornerstone Course, March 27, 2009
Speaker, "'101' on Restructuring Portfolio Companies," American Bankruptcy Institute's Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, Grand Cayman, February 5 - 7, 2009
"Committee Education Sessions: Asset Sales - Asset Sales in Sub-Prime Mortgage Cases," speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute's 19th Annual Winter Leadership Conference, Rancho Mirage, California, December 6-8, 2007
Panelist, "US Bankruptcy Roundtable," Financier Worldwide, June 2007
Speaker, Capital Round Table's Half-Day Pre-Masterclass Workshops, A: Intercreditor Agreements & Bankruptcy Issues – Creating the Best Structures and B: Second-Lien Lending & Borrowing – Best Practices, New York City, 2006 and 2007
Moderator, "Smooth Take-offs and Safe Landings: Planning, Beginning & Ending Bankruptcy Cases," Cambridge, Maryland, August 4-6, 2005

J.D., Temple University School of Law with honors
Member, Law Review
B.S., Finance, Boston University 1985 with honors

Related Global Services


Related United States Services


Related Regions

United States


DLA Piper represents Authentic Brands Group in acquisitions of two iconic brands
Chambers ranks three DLA Piper lawyers in Delaware among leaders in business law

Career Highlights

DLA Pipe

RelSci Relationships


Number of Awards


Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with Stuart Brown? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information and receive a one time promotion of free Contact Data credits!
RelSci Relationships are individuals Stuart Brown likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Chairman, Americas at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Global Co-Chairman at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Southeast US Managing Partner at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Managing Partner, New York Office at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Managing Partner at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

General Counsel, Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chair, New York Finance Practice Group at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chairman Emeritus (US) at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Chair, Global Real Estate Practice at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

In The News
Paths to Stuart Brown
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
Stuart Brown
Managing Partner at DLA Piper
Career History
Managing Partner

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Political Donations
Details Hidden

Lowe's Companies, Inc. purchases Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp. /72 Stores from OSH 1 Liquidating Corp.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar
Admitted to the Delaware Bar
Other Affiliations

Stuart Brown is affiliated with DLA Piper

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Stuart Brown. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Stuart Brown's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Stuart Brown.