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Biography

Bryan joined Frost Brown Todd in 2019 an associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group and has broad experience across all facets of bankruptcy practice, including commercial and consumer cases, and bankruptcy litigation. During his time at the firm, Bryan has represented debtors, creditors, trustees, and committees in large, complex chapter 11 cases, and consumer cases under chapter 7 and chapter 13. Bryan has represented clients in dozens of adversary proceedings for clients across the energy, insurance, and financial industries, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Bryan served as the Career Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles M. Caldwell at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio. At the Bankruptcy Court, Bryan drafted dozens of judicial opinions in adversary proceedings and contested matters in cases small and large, and helped Judge Caldwell manage the Court’s significant chapter 13 docket.

Bryan leverages his experience in private practice and public service – across the entirety of the Bankruptcy Code – to advise clients with a comprehensive approach to legal strategy to maximize both client outcomes and the value of the legal work required to achieve those outcomes.

Bryan's Relevant Experience

Subchapter V Representation

Bryan has led multiple investigations for clients in cases under subchapter v of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, where he has successfully investigated Debtors’ finances and recovered significant funds for our clients, including cases in Arizona and Maryland, and has had client legal fees reimbursed for showing substantial contribution to the bankruptcy estate. These cases have generally involved helping creditors recover value from individual Debtors’ personal guaranties of business debts, which is complicated even outside of bankruptcy.

Preference Actions

Bryan also has significant experience with preference actions, having settled dozens of preference matters both in and out of court. He has prosecuted preference actions on behalf of bankruptcy estates, and defended creditors against alleged preferences.

Nationwide Practice

The bulk of Bryan’s practice is in Kentucky and Ohio where he is licensed, but Bryan has served clients coast-to-coast, ‌appearing or working on cases on behalf of clients in the following districts;

District of Maryland

District of Arizona

Western District of Texas

Western District of New York

Southern District of New York

District of Delaware

Eastern District of Washington

Northern District of Indiana

Northern District of Ohio

District of Hawaii

Other Info About Bryan

Education

Law School

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2011, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Miami University, B.A., English – Creative Writing, 2007

Clerkships

Bryan served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio, The Honorable Charles M. Caldwell, 2014-2019

Bar Memberships

Bryan is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2011

Kentucky, 2019

Courts

Bryan is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Southern District of Ohio

Northern District of Ohio

Southern District of Indiana

Northern District of Indiana

Eastern District of Kentucky

Western District of Kentucky

Eastern District of Michigan

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2022-2024; Corporate Law, 2022-2024

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, Board of Directors

Presentations

Bryan was invited to speak at the following events:

Bankruptcy Law Institute, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

S.D. Ohio Bench-Bar Conference,  2016