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Tory L. Finley Associate

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2019
  • Ohio, 2018

Education

Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, J.D., 2018

Texas Tech University, M.S., 2014

  • Exercise and Sports Sciences

Texas A&M University, B.S., 2011

  • Sports Management
  • Coaching and Business Minor

Tory Finley is a member of Dykema’s Business Services Group, Business Litigation Group, and the Dental Services Organization Group in Dykema's Dallas, Texas office. He is the go-to for clients looking for creative, responsive, experienced, and personable representation for both corporate and complex commercial litigation matters. Mr. Finley focuses his practice on advising clients nationwide in the health care industry on all manner of regulatory issues related to the formation, reorganization, and acquisition of Dental Service Organizations or group dental practices. He regularly advises clients on a wide array of corporate matters, including assisting investors in buying, selling, or investing in Dental Service Organizations, assisting dentists in selling their practices, and crating regulatory corporate business models. He has also successfully represented clients in multiple federal and state regulatory investigations and traditional litigation disputes regarding allegations of the corporate practice of medicine and dentistry, fee-splitting, fraud and abuse, and related violations.

Mr. Finley also focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, representing both national and international companies in matters including breach of contract, franchise disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, general negligence, vicarious liability, fraud and misrepresentation, tortious interference, conversion and conspiracy. Mr. Finley has represented clients in both bringing and defending injunctive actions and damage claims.  He has significant trial experience, including managing cases ranging from complex business disputes, insurance disputes, to catastrophic injury cases.

As a result of Mr. Finley’s professional achievements and zealous advocacy in both the corporate and Complex Commercial litigation realms, he has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by The National Black Lawyers Association.

Experience

  • Conducted and defended more than 15 Depositions
  • First Chaired over 10 Civil Trials to Verdict
  • First Chaired over 20 Criminal Trials to Verdict
  • Successfully argued various Motions in Federal and State Court, including numerous Motions to Strike, Motions in Limine, and Motions to Dismiss
  • Supervised Court Order Processing Teams for multiple Fortune 500 Banking Institutions
  • Represented multiple group dental practices in the formation of regulatory compliant dental service organizations.
  • Represented both buyers and sellers in all aspects of the regulatory due diligence of dental service organizations both in preparation of and in connection with the sale or acquisition of group dental practices.
  • Represented a large dental service organization in multi-state litigation regarding allegations of the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee-splitting, and other violations of state dental practices acts.
  • Represented a large dental service organization in a state and federal regulatory investigation related to the corporate practice of dentistry and illegal fee-splitting.
  • Represented a large dental service organization in multiple trademark infringement lawsuits and trademark opposition and cancellation actions to protect dental industry company brands.
  • Represented a large marketing company in breach of contract, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit.
  • Represented a minority interest holder in derivative action for breach of fiduciary duty, minority oppression, breach of contract, conversion, and conspiracy.
  • Represented a large service industry corporation in several breach of contract and employment cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of non-compete agreements, and wage/hour disputes.
  • Represented an international company in a multi-million dollar business tort and breach of contract case.
  • Represented a large real estate developer in several breach of contract and fraud cases.
  • Defended a large service industry corporation against general negligence and vicarious liability claims.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Ohio Innocence Project, Board of Advocates 
  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2020