Zachary E. Stewart


Contact Number:

(810) 227-3103




Traverse City, MI




Growing up with a surgeon for a father and a college professor for a mother, my career visions always involved professional roles. When I crossed medicine off the list, I went to Purdue University and majored in Political Science and History. After graduating and working a series of political consulting jobs in Washington, D.C, I hit a career crossroads that took me to a national commercial real estate company. There, I discovered my love of real estate and realized my true path was to become a lawyer. That path brought me back to Michigan. Though my hometown is Kalamazoo, my heart is in Traverse City where I spent wonderful summers working at various pizza and sandwich shops. Now, I practice law amidst all of the natural beauty of the Traverse City area along with the people here who appreciate it as I do.

When working with clients, I strive to provide the utmost skill and proficiency while recognizing their unique needs. In addition to all areas of real estate, my practice includes civil litigation and business transactions. Whether a client is establishing a business, obtaining a liquor license, negotiating a real estate transaction, or needing a litigator, I have the experience to assist. I am comfortable in the courtroom and love to represent all clients with vigor and respect.

When I find free time, I love to get out and enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan. Whether golfing, boating, skiing, or just enjoying a day at the beach, fresh air activity is my choice. And, being an extrovert, I love to meet people along the way. Friends also say I am a bit of a foodie. Finding new restaurants and venues serving up fresh and interesting food and drink is always a goal and the Traverse City area has no shortage. If you need a good recommendation in the area, feel free to hit me up. I may just join you.


Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law
Business and Commercial Law


Purdue University, B.A.
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.


State Bar of Michigan


  • Grand Traverse/ Leelanau/Antrim Counties Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan – Real Property Law Section – Legislative Committee Member



Tenants, Define Your Trade Fixtures, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section e-Newsletter, May 2021


Student Bar Association Executive Board, 2L and 3L Representative
Moot Court Board, Member of Mock Trial Team
Oregon Law Student Public Interest Fund, Communications Director
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, 1L Representative, Treasurer
Dean Student Advisory Committee

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate
  • Business & Real Estate Litigation
  • Franchise Law
  • Estate Planning