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 & King among Boston law firms that have a bankruptcy practice.

Most notably, Chambers placed Murphy and King’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice in “Band 1” (the highest tier), along with four of the largest law firms in Boston.  As part of the Band 1 designation, Chambers noted that the practice group is known for offering “renowned bankruptcy and restructuring expertise to a client base stretching beyond its Boston base.”  Chambers also cited testimonials from Murphy and King clients who identified the practice group’s technical knowledge and client communications as particularly praiseworthy.  Some of Murphy and King’s cases that justified Chambers’ decision are its work on behalf of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals in a Chapter 11 case, its representation of Turner Construction as a primary creditor in Isaacson Structural Steel’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy and most recently, the successful appeal in U.S. Bankruptcy court for SW Ventures – W Hotel and Residences.

Chambers also selected several Murphy and King attorneys for individual acclamation.  Harold B. Murphy, co-founder and shareholder, and director of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice, was described by industry sources as “the best bankruptcy lawyer in Boston” with a “shrewd and creative” approach.  He was also ranked as one of only three “star individuals” in Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Massachusetts.

Other Murphy and King lawyers highlighted by Chambers include Charles Bennett, who is “praised by clients for his technical expertise and communication skills,” and “respected in the market for his bankruptcy litigation.”  Ethan Jeffery is described as a “respected player in the bankruptcy and restructuring market” and has won recognition for his leadership of Murphy and King’s case on behalf of Turner Construction.  Andrew Lizotte, another Murphy and King honoree, was touted for his ability to offer a “full spectrum of bankruptcy and restructuring expertise” and his leadership of the firm’s representation of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals.

“We’re honored that Chambers and Partners USA has recognized Murphy and King’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice once again,” said Harold B. Murphy. “This year’s results are a validation of our ability to combine world-class technical expertise with the care and client attention that mid-size firms can offer. It’s very gratifying to see our approach receive so much praise from clients and industry experts alike.”

Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.