Jory is an Associate in the Strategic Advisory and Restructuring Department at McDonald Hopkins. Jory provides sound counsel to clients on complex matters and transactions. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency proceedings.
Prior to the start of his legal career, Jory served as a forensic and litigation consultant for a global business advisory firm where he provided independent dispute advisory and forensic accounting services to the business and legal community. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (inactive). While attending law school, Jory was a judicial extern for the Honorable Franklin U. Valderrama in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court.
Jory earned his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where he majored in finance and entrepreneurship & corporate innovation.
Representative Cases & Matters
- Independent Pet Partners –Represent e-commerce platform and coast-to-coast chain of 160 stores offering one-stop pet experience with healthy, high-quality food products and treats and a range of pet services in its chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. IPP operated under four unique regional banners -- Chuck and Don’s, Kriser’s Natural Pet, Loyal Companion, and Natural Pawz – and had $220 million in net sales in 2022. Through the chapter 11 cases, IPP completed a going-concern sale to its lender group and confirmed its chapter 11 plan of liquidation.
- Invacare Corporation – Represent the company and certain of its subsidiaries in their prearranged Chapter 11 cases filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Invacare, a manufacturer and distributor of innovative medical equipment for use in home healthcare, retail and extended care markets worldwide, emerged from bankruptcy on May 5, 2023, just over three months after filing for Chapter 11. Through the Chapter 11 cases, Invacare was able to discharge approximately $300 million in funded-debt obligations and unsecured liabilities, raise $75 million of new equity capital, secure $40 million of exit financing, and position its business for long-term success.
- Pipeline Health System, LLC – Represent Disinterested Directors of Pipeline Health System, LLC and its affiliates in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Representative Pro Bono Matters
- Represent immigrant seeking affordable bond.
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Admissions – Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Admissions – State
Professional & Civic
Chicago Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
JUF of Metropolitan Chicago