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 related litigation. Ms. Cruickshank regularly appears on behalf of clients in bankruptcy proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court, and has represented bankruptcy trustees before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Alcoholic Beverages and Control Commission and the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.

Prior to joining Murphy and King, Ms. Cruickshank worked for ten years with the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Trustee for the United States Trustee for the Northern District of California and as an attorney for the United States Trustee for the Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Ms. Cruickshank is a member of the United States Bankruptcy Court Local Rules Committee and serves as a Board Member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation – New England Network. She is also co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and regularly represents pro bono clients.

Christopher M. Condon

Mr. Condon has a wide array of experience in financial transactions and restructuring and insolvency matters, having practiced for more than 15 years in the field. He concentrates his practice on commercial insolvency and reorganization, and related litigation. He represents commercial borrowers and guarantors in all aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy, and restructuring matters including formal in-court proceedings and out-of-court workouts and other restructurings and refinancings. 

Mr. Condon also routinely represents bankruptcy trustees, court-appointed receivers, and other estate fiduciaries, as well as trade creditors and official committees in bankruptcy and receivership proceedings. In those contexts, he has successfully reorganized multiple corporate and individual bankruptcy estates in contested Chapter 11 proceedings and has prosecuted and defended claims on behalf of clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including matters involving the avoidance and recovery of fraudulent and preferential transfers, director and officer claims, equitable subordination and recharacterization, substantive consolidation, usury, and consumer protection claims.

Mr. Condon also regularly advises and represents clients in connection with the negotiation, documentation, and consummation of lending transactions, guaranty arrangements, forbearance agreements, and distressed acquisitions and divestitures.

About Murphy & King, Professional Corporation

Since 1980, Murphy & King, Professional Corporation has been “unraveling complexity” for its clients through prompt, practical and cost-effective solutions to the legal needs of individuals and businesses. From startup and incorporation, to maintaining day to day operations, to resolving internal and external disputes, Murphy & King attorneys are skilled at effectively and efficiently unraveling the inherent complexities of each client’s business to ensure that it can attain its maximum potential. The firm’s principal areas of practice are BusinessLitigation, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Corporate and Real Estate Transactions, and White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation. The firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice has received top tier placement among law firms in the region in Chambers USA 2019 and U.S. News’ Best Lawyers 2019.