Brian Meldrum

Phone: 502-242-9111
Email: [email protected]

Brian Meldrum

Brian Meldrum’s practice is focused on complex insolvency-related matters, including workouts, restructuring, bankruptcy, receiverships, and bankruptcy litigation. Brian has represented borrowers, lenders, creditors’ committees, examiners, trustees, receivers, avoidance action defendants, and asset purchasers. In addition, he represents corporate clients in commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a partner at the large regional law firm Stites & Harbison PLLC for over ten years (2007-2018). Before moving to Louisville, Brian was an attorney at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago (2000-2007).

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Securities & Wealth Management Litigation & Arbitration
  • Financial Workouts

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: With Highest Distinction

Representative Matters

  • Represented largest creditor in Chapter 9 bankruptcy In re City of Hillview, Kentucky (Bankr. W.D. Ky.) and first-chaired eligibility trial on behalf of client
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in In re New Horizons Health Systems, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
  • Represented successful asset purchaser in coal company bankruptcy In re Licking River Mining LLC (Bankr. E.D. Ky.), including first-chairing contested evidentiary section 363 sale hearing
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in In re Integrity Feeds, LLC (Bankr. W.D. Ky.)
  • Represented senior secured creditor in workout and subsequent Chapter 11 of ice-cream manufacturer Dippin' Dots, Inc., resulting in successful 363 sale
  • Represented CMBS Special Servicer, first-chaired confirmation hearing and defeated debtor's cram-down plan of reorganization Obtained summary judgment defeating borrower's lender liability counterclaim against bank in complex commercial foreclosure action
  • Represented franchisor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of 26-store restaurant chain
  • Represented lender, first-chaired and won trial to avoid a fraudulent transfer made by a guarantor
  • Won pro bono asylum trial for Mauritanian refugee client persecuted for her political opinion and religious beliefs

Honors and Awards

  • Martingale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2015-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2017-Present)
  • Louisville Magazine top Lawyers, Bankruptcy Law (2016-Present)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers (2013-2018)