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Brian A. Cromer

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Silicon Valley, Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes: Life Imitates Art

Lawyers' Club, October 9, 2019

Issues & Influencers: How State Tax Reform Impacts Business

Greater Louisville, Inc., June 19, 2018

Global Executive Forum

Panel Moderator, Kentucky World Trade Center, April 20, 2017

M&A, private equity trends to help you cross the finish line

Louisville Business First, March 24, 2017

M&A: Secrets to Keep Your CEO Happy

Kentucky Society of CPAs/Business and Industry Conference, September 2016

Reduce risks and avoid surprises with preliminary agreements

Article Link, Business First of Louisville, March 15, 2013

Legal Aspects of Social Media & The Cloud

Panel Moderator, Southern Law Network General Counsel Conference, October 2012

Proceed with caution

International Business Transactions

Presenter, CPA Firm Seminar, August 2010
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Business & Finance Service Group, Chair

Management Committee Representative to the Southern Law Network

Management Committee, Former Member

Business & Finance Group, Former Louisville Office Chair

Recruiting Committee, Former Co-Chair

Memberships
American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Former Chair and Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association
Community Involvement

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Director

Greater Louisville, Inc., Board of Directors

Louisville Orchestra, Corporate Support Group

21st Century Parks, Steering Committee

Kentucky Wesleyan College, Former Member of Board of Trustees

University of Louisville, Former Member, Secretary and Treasurer of Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee (2017-18)

The Cabbage Patch, Former Board Member

Kentuckiana Minority Business Council, Former Board Member

The Lawyers Club, Former President

Harmony Landing Country Club, Former President

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2006

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Before attending law school, Mr. Cromer worked as a commercial banking officer for a major financial institution. Mr. Cromer has served in a number of civic and professional organizations relating to his practice. Mr. Cromer is a member of the Board of Directors of Greater Louisville, Inc. where he has served on the Executive Committee and held the office of Secretary. He also chairs the Greater Louisville, Inc. Task Force on Tax Reform. Mr. Cromer served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville where he was the Secretary and Treasurer of the board and Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a member and former President of The Lawyers Club. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Kentucky Wesleyan College and he served as a member of the Steering Committee of 21st Century Parks, a non-profit organization that acquired and developed Floyds' Fork, which has 4,000 acres of parkland in Metro Louisville. He is a former Chair and Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section of the Louisville Bar Association, and a former board member of the Kentuckiana Minority Business Council and The Cabbage Patch. Mr. Cromer is also a graduate of the 2006 class of Leadership Louisville. Brian enjoys thoroughbred horse racing, golf, college sports and playing the piano.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions (2006-20)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®(2007-14)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in the State (2010)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business"

Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" for Business/Commercial Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013, 2014)

Testimonials

. . . brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to his lending practice.

- Chambers USA

. . . part of the next wave of great lawyers.

- Chambers USA

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

- Best Lawyers

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. 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 transactions.

- Best Lawyers

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.

- Best Lawyers, 2008
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Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Events

Issues & Influencers: How State Tax Reform Impacts Business

Date: 6/19/18

Greater Louisville, Inc., 614 West Main Street, Suite 6000 (Boardroom), Louisville, KY 40202

Join GLI for an in-depth discussion of how recent changes to Kentucky’s tax code will impact business and economic growth in Greater Louisville.

Brian A. Cromer June 19, 2018
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Press Releases

Brian A. Cromer confirmed to serve on University of Louisville's Board of Trustees

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Previously appointed to the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees by the Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin, the Kentucky Senate confirmed the appointment of Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Cromer to serve on...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 01, 2017
Press Releases

Brian Cromer re-elected to Greater Louisville, Inc.'s Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) recently re-elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Cromer to serve on its Board of Directors for a three-year term. Cromer previously served on the organization’s Executive Committee and as...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 03, 2017
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 50 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2015
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 has recognized 89 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 57 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
Press Releases

Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®...
by Stites & Harbison PLLC August 27, 2013
Articles

Proceed with caution

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the healthcare field, including the long-term care sector, has been strong, with high reported deal volume and values. The dynamic created by healthcare reform in the U.S. is certainly...
by Brian A. Cromer October 01, 2012
Press Releases

Seventy-five Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in Best Lawyers in America

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 75 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 55 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. Twenty-five of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 12, 2011
Press Releases

Thirty-five Stites & Harbison attorneys selected for inclusion on Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2001

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers has named Stites & Harbison’s Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV, a health care and litigation attorney, as “Top Point Getter” on their 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list. A total of 3...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 02, 2011
Articles

Are long-term care operators facing new IRS challenges?

In a positive development for the long-term care community, the IRS has changed its position in an important tax case involving the taxability of entrance fees paid by residents of continuing care retirement communities...
by Brian A. Cromer October 01, 2010
Press Releases

Seventy-three Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in "Best Lawyers in America"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 73 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 35 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®2011. Sixteen of the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 11, 2010
Press Releases

Chambers USA honors 32 Stites & Harbison attorneys with inclusion in the 2010 guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 32 Stites & Harbison attorneys firmwide for inclusion in the 2010 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States. Researchers interview...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 02, 2010
Press Releases

Seventy-two Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in "Best Lawyers in America"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison announced today that 72 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 33 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Those attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 10, 2009