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Ryan C. Hardy


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T 314.333.3922
F 314.862.4656

Ryan Hardy counsels clients on litigation and litigation avoidance, with a special emphasis on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Ryan routinely represents banks, manufacturers, lessors and small business owners.

Highlights of Ryan’s bankruptcy-related experience include:

  • Guiding secured lender to single-asset real estate debtor through plan objection, case dismissal and taking control of collateral.
  • Representing unsecured creditor committees in cases such as Arch Coal, Noranda and Peabody Energy.
  • Successfully trying adversary proceedings and motions for stay relief.
  • Serving on the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Highlights of Ryan’s litigation and litigation avoidance experience include:

  • Obtaining summary judgment in favor of manufacturer in dispute with former dealer, and defeating class certification in related action brought by consumers.
  • Successfully representing landfill operators against citizen permitting challenges, and defending those outcomes on appeal.
  • Counseling manufacturers on strengthening the terms and conditions of their contracts, with an eye toward avoiding litigation.

Civic Involvement

  • St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts


  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2023
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-2019

Contact Ryan Hardy at 314.333.3922 or rhardy@spencerfane.com.