Brian is a member of the Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group working from our Louisville office.
Brian's practice focuses on representation of creditors in bankruptcy court, lender liability matters, commercial and residential foreclosures, defense of avoidance and preference actions, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. Brian has also represented creditors pursuing derivative claims in bankruptcy. Brian edits and contributes to Creditors' Sidebar, a legal blog focused on bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues.
Creditors' Sidebar blog, April 20, 2021
Proofs of Claim and Adequate Protection
Webinar, June 19, 2020
Hot Bankruptcy Decisions of 2019
Webinar, June 10, 2020
Ensuring that Security Agreements and Financing Statements are Valid
Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church, Trustee
Cedar Ridge Camp, President (2013); former Board Member; Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas H. Fulton of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Before embarking on his legal career, Brian directed the educational and special events programming at the Filson Historical Society for five years, including the bicentennial commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Brian is an active member of Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church, currently serving on the Board of Trustees. A former President of the Cedar Ridge Camp Board, Brian continues to work with the Camp to further its mission. Brian regularly volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, mainly with the construction crew, building multiple homes a year.
When he and his wife are not enjoying time with their two daughters, Brian likes to work on projects, whether it be construction, landscaping, home maintenance, or woodworking. Brian is an accomplished baker who enjoys celebrating his co-workers’ birthdays with a cheesecake.
Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2018-20)
Stites & Harbison attorneys, Brian Pollock, Chrissie Turner and Corey Dunn recently published an article for Thomson Reuters focused on local bankruptcy rules for the Western District of Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
With available vaccines and lifted restrictions, restaurant capacities have increased, moratoriums are ending, and handshakes abound. This return to normalcy comes along with the need to address the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and legislation enacted in response. For example, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s amendments to the Bankruptcy Code will have an impact through at least December 2022.
While a colleague has likened Kentucky’s guaranty statute to Lewis G. Carroll’s Jabberwocky, the statute that frightens us more is Kentucky’s failure to release statute. It is a statute that comes with draconian penalties ($500/day plus attorney’s fees) and a lack of judicial interpretation.
Due to foreclosure and eviction moratoriums, voluntary forbearances, or the influx of government stimulus, the anticipated wave of creditor actions as a result of the pandemic have been held at bay.
The U.S. Postal Service has seen increased demands on its services over the last year. In fact, the majority of us have had an experience with a piece of mail that took a little longer than expected to get to its destination.
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the “mere retention of property does not violate § 362(a)(3)” of the automatic stay.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 creating a new Subchapter V for small-business debtors (less than $2,725,625 in debt) becomes effective. The purpose of this act is to eliminate some of the costly elements of a business bankruptcy reorganization and streamline the procedures.