Dear Fellows,

We are extremely sad to report that Class 7 Fellow Chris Meyer passed away earlier this week. Stephen Lerner, one of the Chris’ former partners, aptly expressed how much Chris meant to those of us in the College who were fortunate to know and work with him:

“It is with deep personal sadness that I share with you that our former colleague and friend Chris Meyer passed away after a battle with cancer. Chris was a lifer at Squire Patton Boggs, spending more than 45 years in our Cleveland office, before retiring in 2018 to Sarasota, Florida. Not content to retire, though, a year later he joined Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A., as Of Counsel in Tampa. He was beloved in all the communities within which he associated. His expertise and skill were recognized by clients, peers and adversaries alike. He was a consummate professional and role model. Chris had the distinction of serving as both the President and Chair of the American College of Bankruptcy, a rare and well-deserved honor. He was always kind and compassionate, and quick to smile. I will miss him as a partner, but more importantly as a friend. His wife Jan has told me that Chris did not want a funeral or other marking of his passing. He remained humble until the end.”

His family suggests that anyone wishing to make a donation consider: Tidewell Hospice Foundation, Sarasota, FL; Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cleveland, OH; Trustees of Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) for the Gerald and Mildred Meyer Endowed Scholarship Fund; or The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.

The College shares Stephen’s sentiments and extends its condolences to Jan, his children and his many grandchildren during this difficult time. We have lost a great Fellow, a great friend and a great man, and his enduring impact on the College will always be remembered. 


Thank you,