About Creditors’ Sidebar

Creditors’ Sidebar is a legal blog edited by Brian Meldrum and Brian Pollock at Stites & Harbison, PLLC.  At Creditors’ Sidebar, you can find news, discussion and analysis related to commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and other topics germane to workout specialists, special servicers, in-house counsel, and other insolvency professionals.

We endeavor to provide commentary relating to:

  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Loan Workout and Enforcement
  • Complex and/or Contested Commercial Foreclosure
  • CMBS and Special Servicer Issues
  • Receiverships, Execution, Replevin, ABCs, and Other State-Specific Creditor Remedies
  • Commercial Lender Liability Litigation and Counterclaims

About Brian Meldrum

Brian Meldrum is a member heading up Stites & Harbison’s bankruptcy practice in Louisville, Kentucky.  Before moving to Louisville, Brian practiced at Jenner & Block in Chicago for eight years.  Brian is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and is licensed to practice in Illinois, Kentucky, and numerous federal courts.  Brian’s practice focuses on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and business litigation.

Brian has extensive experience representing lenders, servicers, lessors, franchisors, trade creditors and creditors’ committees in and out of bankruptcy court, including:

  • Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization Cramdown Defense
  • Litigating Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Automatic Stay Relief
  • Litigating Motions to Appoint Chapter 11 Trustees
  • Prosecuting and Defending Avoidance Actions
  • Litigating State-Court Creditor Remedies
  • Negotiating and Contesting Cash Collateral Use
  • Asset Sales Under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Bankruptcy Appeals

You can follow Brian on Twitter at @MeldrumLaw and on LinkedIn

About Brian Pollock







Brian Pollock is an attorney in the Louisville office where he is a member of the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. Before joining Stites, Brian worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas H. Fulton of Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky.  Other than four years at the University of Virginia, Brian is a life-long resident of Louisville and graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  Brian’s practice focuses on lender liability matters, commercial and residential foreclosures, title defense, defense of avoidance and preference actions, representation of creditors in bankruptcy court, and commercial litigation.

Brian is growing his experience representing lenders, servicers, lessors, trade creditors in both state and federal courts, including:

  • Chapter 11 Creditor Representation
  • Defending Lessors’ Rights in Bankruptcy and Forcible Detainer Actions
  • Litigating Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Automatic Stay Relief
  • Defending Avoidance Actions
  • Defending Counterclaims in State-Court Foreclosure Actions
  • Protecting Lienholder’s Priority
  • Prosecuting Commercial Foreclosure Actions