Brian A. Cromer - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Brian A. Cromer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 502-681-0440

Brian A. Cromer has over 25 years of experience providing pragmatic advice to clients in the corporate practice and business matters, and he loves the challenge and satisfaction that come from helping clients achieve their business objectives.  He has represented some of the largest companies in the U.S. and in the international arena in corporate transactions and legal disputes, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, venture capital and private equity investments and corporate governance matters.  Brian's broad range of experience includes providing and organizing a variety of legal services for companies at all stages, from large public companies to middle market businesses to new ventures.  He has represented clients in numerous business transactions where the individual deal value ranged from $25 million to $1 billion or more.

Bellarmine UniversityBA 1983University of Kentucky College of LawJ.D. 1990
American Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationLouisville Bar AssociationAmerican Health Lawyers Association

Case History

Acquisitions — Counsel to major healthcare services provider in multiple acquisitions of physical therapy and related businesses in numerous states 
Change of Control Transactions
  • Counsel to healthcare company in a private equity funded change of control transaction
  • Counsel to insurance broker in change of control transaction involving strategic buyer 
Mergers & Acquisitions Counsel — M&A counsel to major insurance broker and financial services company in numerous transactions throughout the United States, including combination transaction with private equity-backed partner  
Formation of new public company — Legal advisor in $10 billion combination transaction resulting in the formation of a new public company  
International transaction — Lead counsel to public company in the purchase of a major distribution business in Tokyo, Japan from multinational conglomerate  

Client Comments

"Brian Cromer is an experienced and knowledgeable commercial transactions lawyer, who works effectively in direct contact with all levels of business management personnel. He is committed to client interests, and exercises excellent judgment in identifying issues requiring higher-level client decision-making. His integrity is without question. "

"I have worked with Brian for several years on a wide variety of matters and have had consistently great experiences. In addition to being outstanding on general corporate matters and corporate transactions, Brian is an extremely versatile lawyer with a broad experience base. He is a real professional and a pleasure to work with. "

-Bryan Hudson
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Atria Senior Living, Inc.

"Brian has exhibited the qualities that I consider essential in my outside counsel. He is highly responsive to my time requirements, creative in crafting solutions and willing to listen to his client. Brian represented my company in a complex property sale. He was always able to meet the time pressures of the transaction. In several instances Brian came up with creative and effective solutions to deal issues that ultimately enable us to consummate the transaction."

-Kenneth James
Deputy General Counsel
Pernod Ricard USA

Office Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
Louisville, KY 40202-3352
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Banking, Commercial, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Transactions, Venture Capital)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Emerging Business, Private Equity, Securities, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Male