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40 under 40: Blank Rome's Tori Guilfoyle

Philadelphia Business Journal

Blank Rome Partner Tori Guilfoyle is profiled in the Philadelphia Business Journal's "40 under 40" supplement. To read the full article, please click here

Tori GuilfoyleVictoria A. Guilfoyle

Tori Guilfoyle is a partner focusing on finance, restructuring and bankruptcy for Blank Rome LLP. Her clients include PNC Bank, who she regularly represents in bankruptcy cases across the nation. Guilfoyle represented the bank in 2017 as the lead associate on a case with Central Grocers Inc., where the agent for secured lenders owed more than $205 million. 

Age: 36

Education: JD, Rutgers Law School, Camden; BA, Washington College, Chestertown, Md.

Residence: Kennett Square 

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

What else do you want to accomplish by 40: Payoff my remaining debt and build up my client base     

First job: Movie store (babysitting too)

Favorite Stress Relief: Taking my kids and dogs for a walk

Biggest Whoops: Backing my own car into my mom’s parked car

Career Theme Song: Rococo by Arcade Fire

Proudest Professional Achievement: Making partner at Blank Rome my first year up

Best Advice Received: Treat everyone like a potential client

Fantasy Career: Fiction writer

Favorite Job Perk: Meeting interesting people

Most surprising fact: Visited over 40 countries

What is your weirdest/coolest hobby: Seeing live music

What is one thing you have crossed off your bucket list: African safari

What’s your coolest celebrity encounter: Related to George Clooney, Nick Clooney, Rosemary Clooney and Miguel Ferrer

In one word describe Greater Philadelphia’s future: Bright

What one word do you think best describes you: Diligent

What one word would your coworkers use to describe you: Hard-working 

Guilty Pleasure: Binge watching Game of ThronesShamelessHomelandBillionsThe Wire, etc.