Experience Makes A Difference

Attorneys offering sound advice and guidance for your legal needs.

Experience Makes A Difference

Attorneys offering sound advice and guidance for your legal needs.

Who We Are

Founded in 1988, our firm represents businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals in several areas, including real estate, litigation, business law, bankruptcy and estate planning. Our attorneys have strong academic backgrounds and years of diverse experience helping clients understand and resolve complex legal issues.


Every Stone, Leyton & Gershman client can trust they will be represented by:

Careful Strategists

For more than three decades, we have taken numerous cases, transactions and development projects from start to finish. We anticipate potential pitfalls and shape our strategy to ensure long-term satisfaction rather than a quick fix.

Established Advocates

Our attorneys have successfully represented a long list of companies and individuals inside and outside the St. Louis area. Nine of our principals have earned a coveted AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition of their legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with their work.

Responsive Counselors

Well-informed clients are crucial to effective legal representation. Stone, Leyton & Gershman lawyers don’t dictate to the people and companies we serve. We arm them with the knowledge they need to protect their interests. We are dedicated to keeping you fully informed by answering all questions in a thorough, understandable manner.

What We Do

Many Stone, Leyton & Gershman attorneys formerly worked at large law firms and appreciate the ability to work on high-level matters in an entrepreneurial environment that encourages personal service. We offer practical advice for a wide range of legal concerns.

Real estate — Stone, Leyton & Gershman provides knowledgeable counsel for a complete range of real estate issues including development, financing, zoning, transactions and eminent domain.

Business law — We counsel growing and established businesses regarding corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, ownership disputes and other aspects of business law.

Civil litigation — Our trial attorneys have more than 80 years of combined civil litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Personal injury — We take an aggressive approach that delivers strong results for personal injury victims, whether the result of a motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice or some other form of negligence.

Bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights — Firm lawyers represent creditors, debtors, trustees and examiners in bankruptcy and related proceedings. We regularly counsel businesses and individuals on the intricacies and practicalities of insolvency, asset recovery and protection.

Government relations — Our government relations group provides keen insight into the workings of local, state and federal government policies and practices to help clients effectively navigate government-related obstacles and opportunities.

Estate planning — We provide sophisticated estate planning for individuals in Missouri and Illinois, including the development of long-term strategies to preserve and protect assets for future generations.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Contact Us To Learn More

Stone, Leyton & Gershman A Professional Corporation, represents clients in a wide range of business and litigation matters. To schedule a meeting at our office in Clayton, Missouri, call 1-888-665-0739 or send us an email.