• Bankruptcy Court Rules on Right to Use Massachusetts Homestead Law for Out of State Property

    November 15, 2016

    When an individual files for bankruptcy, the law generally allows that individual (the "debtor") to keep, or exempt, certain assets, with the remaining assets being sold to pay claims of creditors.  Exemption rights are designed to help the debtor achieve a "fresh start" after bankruptcy.  In Massachusetts, state law allows a debtor to exempt...

  • Summary of the International Business Law panel at Business Globalization Forum 2016

    November 11, 2016

    Jonathan O’Brien presented during a panel on international business law at the Business Globalization Forum held in Boston this past November 4, 2016. BGF is an annual conference designed to explore new trends and exchange ideas in international business. Jonathan’s presentation focused on three key aspects that must be the subject of...

  • Atlantic Marine Three Years On—The Survival of Rule 12(b)(6) in Enforcing Forum-Selection Clauses

    November 3, 2016

    Almost three years ago now, the Supreme Court decided Atlantic Marine Construction Company v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 134 S. Ct. 568 (2013) and instructed both courts and litigants on the correct procedural and analytical framework for enforcing a contractual forum-selection clause. The Court held that: (1) the party...

  • Attorney Jeffery discusses Murphy & King’s video series

    October 18, 2016

    Murphy & King shareholder Ethan Jeffery sat down with Banker & Tradesman to discuss the recent roll-out of Murphy & King's video series, and what it means for the legal profession. https://vimeo.com/187595383    

  • Murphy & King Announces New Integrated Marketing Campaign Featuring Video Series and New Website

    September 20, 2016

    Boston – (September 20, 2016) – Murphy & King, P.C., a top tier boutique law firm practicing bankruptcy and financial restructuring, business litigation, and corporate and real estate transaction law, announced today the launch of the firm’s new integrated marketing campaign featuring its new video series and website that reflects how...

  • Developments in the Dischargeability of Tax Liabilities

    September 12, 2016

    One of the principal benefits for an individual filing for bankruptcy (a “debtor”) is the entry of a discharge, or forgiveness of debts arising prior to the bankruptcy filing.  Section 727 of the Bankruptcy Code provides circumstances under which a debtor may have their discharge denied in its entirety.  Section 523 of the Code, in turn,...

  • Buyer Beware: Ruling Saddles ‘New’ GM with Successor Liability

    August 29, 2016

    One of the principal benefits of purchasing assets out of bankruptcy is that buyers typically are able to acquire the assets “free and clear” of the liabilities of the company in bankruptcy.  This ability allows the purchaser to better estimate value for the assets or business to be acquired by limiting concerns of inheriting problems of the...

  • NSFW: Massachusetts Court Decides Text Sufficient to Close a Deal

    August 1, 2016

    Have you ever sent a text and immediately regretted it? Have you ever sent a text that ultimately became a binding contract to sell a $3 million dollar piece of real estate? Loose fingers beware, according to a recent Massachusetts court decision a text can be deemed to constitute consent to a binding real estate transaction. In St. John’s...

  • The case for Tom Brady: An arbitrator’s take

    June 10, 2016

    Shareholder David Evans’ opinion piece about the core arbitration concept at stake in the “Deflategate” case involving Quarterback Tom Brady and Roger Goodell was reprinted in full in The Washington Post article "

  • Murphy & King Attorney Peter Obersheimer Joins the Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program

    May 23, 2016

    Boston, MA – (May 23, 2015) – Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that Attorney Peter Obersheimer has been accepted into the Boston Bar Association’s prestigious Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP.) He is one of 17 attorneys who represent a wide variety of practice areas, including legal services, firms and solo...

  • Murphy & King Receives the Top Tier Placement in U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” Ranking for Bankruptcy

    December 3, 2015

    Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that it received the top tier placement among law firms in Boston in U.S. News’ Best Lawyers 2016 for Bankruptcy. The rankings are based on an evaluation process that included thousands of clients, lawyers, and law firm representatives.  Murphy...

  • Associate Jon O’Brien interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs

    July 17, 2015

    Murphy & King Associate Jon O’Brien was interviewed by Jeffrey Davis for Radio Entrepreneurs.  Attorney O’Brien discussed the state of the craft beer and wine distribution industry in Massachusetts and some of the challenges facing small producers.  Listen to the full

  • Effective Management of Large Complex Cases in Arbitration

    May 31, 2015

    Arbitration is often a preferred alternative to litigation of large complex commercial cases.  Many studies have shown that arbitration offers procedures that are more economical and efficient than court proceedings.  For example, a recent survey conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the largest provider of alternative dispute...

  • American Arbitration Association Honors Murphy & King’s David Evans

    May 19, 2015

    Boston (May 19, 2015) – Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that David L. Evans has been honored by the American Arbitration Association (

  • Meet the Associates at Murphy & King – Amanda Rettig

    March 6, 2015

    Amanda Rettig has had a role in nearly every aspect of Murphy and King’s business law practice, from litigation to intellectual property law to real estate. Her success in that arena is due in part to her ability to “herd cats,” a skill she’d like to put to use in the legal issues surrounding social media technologies. 1.  What brought...

  • Shareholder Bob Richards interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs

    January 22, 2015

    Murphy & King Shareholder Bob Richards was interviewed by Jeffrey Davis for Radio Entrepreneurs.  Attorney Richards discussed common issues involved in buying or selling a privately held business.  An mp3...

  • For disabled Vietnam War vet, VA heartache

    November 10, 2014

    Attorney Steve Veenema’s legal work for Vietnam War Veteran Doug Lietzau was highlighted in Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s article “

  • Murphy & King Associates Compete in “Raising the Bar 2.0”

    September 24, 2014

    "Raising the Bar," Murphy & King's annual internal networking competition, concluded this year with a new set of winning associates and a variety of marketing and business development opportunities for the firm.  The contest, which challenges Murphy & King associates to earn points for making professional connections, authoring by-lined...

  • Meet the Associates at Murphy & King – Steve Veenema

    June 25, 2014

    Steve Veenema is a commercial litigator at Murphy & King with a focus on intellectual property law.  A man of hidden talents, his interests range from the independence of the media to the changing legal landscape for data privacy and commerce. 1.  What brought you to Murphy & King? Murphy & King offered me the opportunity to...

  • Murphy & King Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Honored By Chambers and Partners 2014

    June 12, 2014

    Boston – June 12, 2014 – Murphy & King, P.C. announced today that for the 8th consecutive year its  Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice has been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA for its consistent success and expertise.  The organization, which has ranked lawyers and law firms for more than 20 years, singled out Murphy &...