About Stone & Baxter
Stone & Baxter, LLP is a boutique business-oriented law firm based in Macon, Georgia serving businesses and their principals throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Founded by Ward Stone and Mark Baxter in 1996, our firm is dedicated to providing superior legal services to its clients in a prompt, efficient, and cost-effective manner, all while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in matters that span the business cycle, with an emphasis on commercial transactions and commercial litigation. We advise clients on business formation, general business, governance, corporate law, commercial real estate, merger and acquisition, and banking and finance issues. We also represent clients in all manner of business disputes, whether suits in state or federal court, alternative dispute resolution in mediations or arbitrations, or bankruptcy or administrative proceedings.
Our transaction and litigation practices merge in the area of business financial restructuring and bankruptcy. A cornerstone of Stone & Baxter’s practice includes representing debtors, creditors, and other parties-in-interest in out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases, with a significant emphasis on business-related cases under the Bankruptcy Code.
Finally, our business-oriented, Macon law firm would not be complete without its deep experience in important complimentary areas, including construction law, regulatory and administrative law, and estate planning. Specifically, Stone & Baxter’s construction expertise extends to construction contracts, construction disputes, and construction lien issues. Its regulatory expertise extends to telecommunications and public utilities, natural gas marketing practices, and environmental issues. Its estate planning expertise extends to wills, trusts, and estates, to wealth planning, and to related issues of asset protection.
Stone & Baxter is proud to have had a number of its attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America and distinguished as Georgia Super Lawyers® by Atlanta Magazine. Many of our attorneys are rated by Martindale-Hubble® as AV Preeminent®, the highest rating allowed by that service and only awarded to the top 10% of all attorneys. Our firm has been given the highest possible rating (Band 1) by U.S. News & World Report for its Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice.
The firm’s attorneys are admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia and the United States Supreme Court. They regularly represent clients in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts and appellate courts, as well as administrative proceedings, mediations, and arbitrations throughout the Southeast.
Stone & Baxter is committed to the Middle Georgia community. The firm’s attorneys regularly take leading roles in religious, political, and bar association activities and are also involved in civic organizations and charities, including the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, Macon Civic Club, Kiwanis Club, Historic Macon Foundation, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Cannonball House, and Ronald McDonald House.