Matthew R. Lindblom
Member , Louisville KY
Matt has been a Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office for more than a decade, practicing in state and federal courts on matters pertaining to complex commercial and contractual disputes, bankruptcy, foreclosures, and debt collection issues.
Finding the right tactical approach to a challenge is just one way Matt works to achieve his client’s goals. He is dedicated to SKO’s commitment to outstanding service and aims to handle matters in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. This is supported by his role with SKO’s internal technology group to implement new tools and processes that help the firm deliver even more value to clients.
For his many legal achievements, Matt has been recognized as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers®. In the local community, he has demonstrated leadership through his involvement with the Fund for the Arts and several other charitable endeavors.
Business Litigation: Matt works strategically toward obtaining the best outcomes for clients facing business, contract, and property disputes, with a particular concentration on creditor-debtor relations.
Banking Litigation: Representing both lenders and borrowers, Matt provides counsel on commercial collection and foreclosure, as well as personal guaranty enforcement and defense.
Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring: Matt’s practice concentrates primarily on litigation and issue resolution regarding debt collection, insolvency, and bankruptcy discharge challenges.
Small Business Services: As an advocate for local businesses and entrepreneurial ventures, Matt offers a range of services specifically tailored to help businesses get established and plan financially for the future.
Recent representative engagements include:
Obtained complete payoff of defaulted $350,000 loan between individuals.
Worked with multiple clients to enhance and strengthen their customer, client, and supplier contracts.
Obtained agreed dismissal of approximately $500,000 bankruptcy claim based on “forward contract” defense, and obtained settlement of approximately $4 million preference claim for less than $10,000.
Successfully represented lender against claims of improper response to the garnishment order.
On behalf of the lender, obtained order appointing healthcare provider receivership in personal property foreclosure action.
In re Weikel, Case No. 12-33785 (Bankr. W.D. Ky.) (for principal secured lender, obtained Chapter 11 bankruptcy dismissal)
In re Julie Marie Wood, Case No. 18-32555 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2018) (for the principal creditor, conversion to chapter 13 denied, bankruptcy discharge denied)
In re Kentucky Bio Science International, LLC, Case No. 20-50220 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2020) (for secured creditor, Chapter 11 converted to Chapter 7)
In re William W. Riddle, III, Case No. 20-30026, AP Case No. 20-3021 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2020) (for creditor, non-dischargeability action, ongoing)
KFC Corporation, et al. v. Zubair M. Kazi, Case No. 3:13-CV-564-H (W.D. Ky.) (for defendant guarantor)
Fifth Third Bank v. Canfield, Case No. 3:12-CV-603-S (W.D. Ky.) (for foreclosing lender, lender liability claims dismissed on summary judgment)
Rialto v. Oakbrooke, Case No. 3:12-CV-563-CRS (W.D. Ky.) (for the foreclosing lender)
Rialto v. Paradowski, Case No. 12-92631-BHL-7A (Bankr. S.D. Ind.) (for principal creditor)
Lawrence Wholesale v. Nicholson, Case No. 4:14-CV-17-TWP-WGH (S.D. Ind.) (for supplier enforcing personal guaranty)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Professional & Community Activities
Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
American Bar Association
Fund for the Arts, Board of Directors, 2012-2020
Fund for the Arts NeXt! Leadership Development Program, Budget and Allocations Co-Chair and Member, 2010-2012
Credit Abuse Resistance Education Programs, Presenter
The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2023 – present
Business First, “Forty under 40,” 2012
Kentucky Rising Stars® Honoree, 2015 – 2017
Brandeis Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor, 2006 – 2007
National Moot Court Team, member, 2006
- Bankruptcy Update for Utility Counsel, 2014
- Bankruptcy Update for Utility Counsel, 2011
- Priority of Claims in Bankruptcy, Lorman Educational Services, 2010
- Bankruptcy Update For Utility Counsel, Forward Contracts And Agreements In Bankruptcy, 2010
- 2009 Bankruptcy Case Law Update, Louisville Bar Association
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