Brian H. Meldrum - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Brian H. Meldrum

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 502-681-0578

Brian H. Meldrum is based in the firm's Louisville office, and his practice focuses on creditors' rights, commercial foreclosure, corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, business and commercial litigation, and complex judgment enforcement and collection. Brian represents lenders, trade creditors, franchisors, landlords, creditors' committees, examiners and bankruptcy trustees and preference and fraudulent transfer defendants in large or complex bankruptcy matters. In addition, Mr. Meldrum represents corporate clients in civil litigation in state and federal courts around the country.

Brian founded, edits and contributes to Creditors' Sidebar, a legal blog focused on bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues. 

University of MichiganBA 1997University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1999
American Bar AssociationIllinois Bar AssociationAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteKentucky Bar AssociationLouisville Bar Association

Case History

  • Representing 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 franchisor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of 26-store restaurant chain
Creditors' Committees
  • Representing official committee of unsecured creditors in In re New Horizons Health Systems, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.) 
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in In re Integrity Feeds, LLC (Bankr. W.D. Ky.) 


Asset Purchase — 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 
Reorganization — Represented CMBS Special Servicer, first-chaired confirmation hearing and defeated debtor's cram-down plan of reorganization 
Lender Liability Claims — Obtained summary judgment defeating borrower's lender liability counterclaim against bank in complex commercial foreclosure action 

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Louisville Metro Area
Brian H. Meldrum has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law