Samuel S. Ory


Jared Alexander


J.D. University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, May 1994; B.A. in Political Science and English, Honors, Kansas State University, May 1991

Admitted to Practice

Oklahoma, Missouri

Samuel S. Ory

Mr. Ory has been practicing as a counselor and litigator in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy since 1994.  Mr. Ory’s practice is wide-ranging. He has represented the full panoply of clients in business bankruptcy cases: debtors, Chapter 11 trustees, creditors' committees, secured creditors, Indenture Trustees for both secured first, second and unsecured bonds and notes, debtor-in-possession post-petition financing lenders, unsecured creditors, investors and purchasers of companies and assets in bankruptcy. Mr. Ory also has substantial experience in out-of-court workouts. Mr. Ory’s practice also encompasses litigation, both in adversarial proceedings arising within bankruptcy cases as well as general commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, including arguing appeals before District Courts, Bankruptcy Appellate Panels, and the Courts of Appeal in the 8th and 9th Circuits.

Mr. Ory joined Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC in 2009.  Prior to that time Mr. Ory practiced in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLC, and in the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave, LLP before that.  Mr. Ory received his J.D. with honors from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 1994, and was graduated from Kansas State University with honors in 1991.

Among other cases, Mr. Ory has been involved in the following recent cases:

In re: Bonanza Creek, Inc., DE
Represent primary Firm Transportation counterparty.

In re: SunEdison, Inc., SDNY
Represent Indenture Trustee of $2.2 bn in unsecured bonds individually and as member of Unsecured Creditors’ Committee.

In re: Caesars Entertainment Operating Corporation, SDNY
Represent Indenture Trustee for Second Lien Notes individually and as member of Second Lien Noteholder’s Committee – and in prosecute of guaranty action against parent Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

In Re: Logan’s Roadhouse, Delaware
Represent Indenture Trustee for $140MM Senior Secured Debt, DIP Lender and Plan Sponsor.

In re: Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company, NDOK
Represent Unsecured Creditors Committee.

In re: MPM Silicones, LLC, SDNY
Represent Indenture Trustee for first Lien Notes.

In re: KIT digital, Inc., SNDY 
Represent acquiring investment group and plan sponsor.

In re: BLITZ U.S.A., Inc., et al., Delaware
Represent Primary Secured Lender.

In re: Toklan Oil and Gas Corporation, NDOK
Represent primary Secured Lender.

In re: DynaVox, Inc., et al., Delaware
Represent purchaser of primary secured debt in loan to own scenario.

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