• Murphy & King Shareholder Dan Rabinovitz secured a Judgment of Acquittal for his client charged with Conspiracy to Impede the FDA, by prevailing on post-trial motion based on the doctrine of Legal Impossibility

    June 14, 2019

    On June 6, 2019 the Honorable Judge Richard Stearns issued a 50 page opinion granting Mr. Rabinovitz’s motion for judgment of acquittal. The case was tried over the course of 2 months in the fall of 2018 resulting in Mr. Rabinovitz’s client being found guilty of conspiring to impede the governmental functions of the FDA. Based on Mr....

  • Murphy & King Receives Pro Bono Detention Award from PAIR Project

    June 13, 2019

    Murphy & King, P.C. was honored by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project with the 2019 PAIR Project Pro Bono Detention Award at the 2019 PAIR Gala Celebration. The 2019 PAIR Gala celebrated 30 years of the PAIR Project, which provides free immigration services to indigent asylum-seekers and detained...

  • Murphy & King Announces New Shareholders, Kathleen R. Cruickshank and Christopher M. Condon

    May 16, 2019

    Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that Kathleen R. Cruickshank and Christopher M. Condon have been elected Shareholders of the firm. Kathleen R. Cruickshank Ms. Cruickshank focuses her practice on representing debtors, trustees and creditors in a wide array of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases and in...

  • Murphy & King Shareholder David L. Evans Admitted to College of Commercial Arbitrators

    May 14, 2019

    Murphy & King, P.C. announced today that Shareholder David L. Evans has been admitted as a Fellow to the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA). The CCA, founded in 2001, “celebrates and advocates excellence in the field of commercial arbitration – in the US and internationally.” CCA Fellowship is by invitation only, extended...

  • Murphy & King Shareholder Ethan Jeffery on “OA on Air”.

    May 8, 2019

    Murphy & King Shareholder Ethan Jeffery recently discussed bankruptcy and financial restructuring with Ann Murphy on "OA on Air". During the interview, Attorney Jeffery reviewed a few of the reasons businesses get into financial difficulty even when the economy is good, and why it’s important to seek professional advice early.  Ethan...

  • Murphy & King Recognized by Chambers and Partners for 13th Consecutive Year

    May 7, 2019

    Boston firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Designated in Top Tier in the Region in 2019 (Boston, MA) – May 7, 2019 – Murphy & King, P.C.announced today that, for the 13th consecutive year, the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in Chambers USA 2019 as...

  • Murphy & King Announces New Associate, Sarah K. Tricot

    April 19, 2019

    Boston, MA – (April 19, 2019) – Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that Sarah K. Tricot has joined the firm as a Corporate Associate.  In this role, Ms. Tricot will assist the Corporate Practice Group on transactional matters involving real estate acquisition, financing and sales, real estate development and land...

  • Murphy & King Shareholder Andrew Lizotte interviewed by Banker & Tradesman

    March 11, 2019

    Murphy & King Shareholder Andrew Lizotte shares his experience with Banker & Tradesman about the multiple paths that may lead to insolvency and best practices for resolving disputes with lenders and other creditors.

  • Murphy & King Receives Top Tier Placement in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Ranking for Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation

    November 1, 2018

    Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that the Firm received top tier placement among law firms in Boston in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2019 for Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation. The rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes...

  • Arbitrator Awards KCST USA and Axia Netmedia Corp. $12.2 Million

    October 4, 2018

    An arbitrator has rejected a $30 million claim by the Massachusetts Technology Park Corp. (MTC), and awarded KCST USA, f/k/a Axia NGNetworks USA, Inc., and Axia  NetMedia Corp. $12.2 million from MTC, a Commonwealth of Massachusetts state agency, in the dispute over the...

  • New Massachusetts Non-Competition Agreement Law

    September 18, 2018

    Effective October 1, 2018, Massachusetts will have a new statute regulating employers' enforcement of non-competition agreements. This article briefly summarizes key provisions of this new law, which applies to agreements entered into on or after its effective date. Summary of Statute Most notably, the statute requires that employee...

  • Murphy & King Attorneys Contribute at 2018 Northeast Bankruptcy Conference

    August 14, 2018

    Murphy & King Attorneys Dan Rabinovitz and Christopher Condon presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 25th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and 13th Annual Northeast Consumer Forum in Stowe, Vermont, in July 2018. Dan Rabinovitz contributed to a panel which discussed approaches to complex bankruptcy cases, highlighting...

  • Jury Trials and the Next Generation

    May 8, 2018

    This past December, Murphy & King Shareholder Dan Rabinovitz once again led the week long National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Boston Trial Program. The program culminates with the attorney participants trying mock jury trials at the Moakley Courthouse on Boston’s waterfront. Rabinovitz enlisted the help of 100 Boston area high school...

  • Personal Liability of Directors and Investors for Unpaid Wages

    March 7, 2018

    In a recent Radio Entrepreneurs podcast, we discussed the various circumstances under which principals of a company can be exposed to personal liability for the debts of that company, including potential liability for...

  • Murphy & King Launches New White Collar Defense Practice

    December 11, 2017

    Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that it has launched a White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation practice and hired veteran attorney Daniel Rabinovitz to lead the new practice group. Rabinovitz has joined Murphy & King as a shareholder of the firm and is an experienced business, securities, and white collar...

  • Corporate counsel’s duties after ‘Baker v. WilmerHale’

    October 5, 2017

    Most attorneys representing closely held companies in Massachusetts likely took note of the recent decision in Baker, et al. v. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, et al., in which the Appeals Court allowed the non-client minority members of an LLC to pursue breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims against the company’s counsel. The...

  • Raising the Bar 3.0

    July 30, 2017

    We recently launched an initiative to engage associate attorneys in developing their networking and business development skills called “Raising the Bar 3.0.”  It was set up as a business development initiative where each associate attorney was assigned a secret identity known only to the administrator of the initiative.  Each networking and...

  • Appeals Court Confirms Use of Net Investment Method to Calculate Claims in Ponzi Scheme

    June 12, 2017

    When a Ponzi scheme collapses, as they all eventually do, the court must develop a process for repayment of victims based upon the limited funds that may be available.  A critical component of this process is determining the amount of a victim’s claim that will share in any recovery.  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a...

  • Attorney Andrea MacIver writes how DraftKings and FanDuel are changing how we do business.

    April 26, 2017

    Attorney Andrea MacIver wrote "SHOOT NOW, ASK QUESTIONS LATER: HOW TECHNOLOGY-BASED STARTUPS DRAFTKINGS AND FANDUEL ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS" for the Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 35, Rev. 217. I. INTRODUCTION “We were really focused on how to get a business started, how to raise capital, how to find an office. We weren't thinking...

  • Discharge of claims in bankruptcy – Covenants not to compete

    April 10, 2017

    One of the principal benefits for an individual filing for bankruptcy is the so-called fresh start, that is, a discharge of liabilities that arose prior to the bankruptcy.  A recent decision of the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court addressed the right to a discharge in relation to covenants not to compete with a former employer or...