Michael K. McCrory Partner
Mike is certified by the American Board of Certification as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist. In addition, he successfully completed the American Bankruptcy Institute/St. John's University School of Law Bankruptcy Mediation Training Course and is a registered civil mediator in Indiana.
Mike offers industry experience in the automotive and aerospace sectors. He regularly works with manufacturers and automotive suppliers to address a broad range of matters, including contract negotiation and enforcement, collections and bankruptcy issues. He also has deep experience in the area of higher education, and has advised clients on multiple issues relating to student loan dischargeability and student loan documentation, compliance, accreditation and re-accreditation matters.
Valued for meeting and transcending client expectations, deadlines and budgetary requirements over decades of practice, Mike’s commitment to solving his clients’ problems is supported by his ability to strategize on matters large and small. His broad experience in bankruptcy law and practice allow him to navigate even the most difficult terrain and changing economic conditions. On many occasions, clients turn to Mike to explore their options regarding potential reorganizations and restructurings, financings, supply chain challenges and other similar initiatives.
Mike thrives under the fast-paced, pressurized demands of the insolvency practice. Notably, Mike recently worked with a major OEM on a critical matter involving just-in-time delivery and sole source supplier issues, where he ably guided the client through time sensitive supplier challenges.
Exceedingly professional, Mike is appreciated for his ability to deal with difficult scenarios quickly by providing solutions that realize his client’s goals. Mike is all about the end game when dealing with formidable obstacles and serious problems, and works diligently to achieve desired outcomes in the face of divergent perspectives and unreasonable demands or ultimatums.
Mike has acted as the firm’s Indianapolis administrator of the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department, and has co-chaired the Global Services practice and the firm’s Automotive Industry team. Mike has previously served as an active member of the firm’s management, recruiting and client relations committees.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Business Bankruptcy Specialist, as certified by the American Board of Certification
Board member, Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America
Former board member, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Former board member, American Heart Association-Midwest Affiliate
Former board member, American Board of Certification
Former chair, Indiana State Bar Association Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
Former chair, Indianapolis Bar Association Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section
Indiana Super Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2019; Lawyer of the Year, 2016 and 2018