Bryan is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office where he practices financial services, creditors’ rights, real estate and ecommerce law.  He primarily represents financial institutions and servicers in restructurings, workouts, insolvency proceedings and litigation matters.  He also serves as “outside” general counsel for several closely-held companies, and is a member of the Vorys eControl group.

Bryan regularly speaks at seminars on lender liability, bankruptcies, Article 9, loan restructurings and receiverships.  He has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law for 11 consecutive years.

Bryan spends significant time in Israel.  He lived there from 1994-1996, when he completed a post-graduate program in Jewish philosophy and Talmudic law at the Heiden Torah Institute, Machon Shlomo.

Bryan received his J.D. cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his B.A. with honors from the University of California, San Diego.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2009-2024; Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2011-2024

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, 2010-2012

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2005 & 2007

Cleveland Jewish News, "20 on the Rise" Class of 2008

Professional & Community Activities

Cleveland Jewish Federation, Community Planning Committee, Member

Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, Board of Trustees, Member

Naaleh, Board of Directors, Member

Cleveland Chesed Center, Board of Directors, Member

Segula, Board of Directors, Member

Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Young Leadership Division Business Networking Sub-Committee, Member 2016-2018

Turnaround Management Association, Board of Directors, 2010-2014

Mortgage Bankers Association, Litigation Sub-Committee, 2015-2018

Mandel Symposium, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, 2007

News & Insights



Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000

Heiden Torah Institute, Machon Shlomo Jerusalem, Israel 1994-1996

University of California, B.A., 1994, with Honors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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