Murphy & King Honored By Chambers and Partners 2012

June 20, 2012

June 19, 2012 – Murphy & King, P.C. announced today that for the 6th consecutive year, it has received high accolades from Chambers and Partners USA for the firm’s consistent success and expertise in the bankruptcy and general commercial litigation arenas. The recognition cites the firm’s experience working in a wide range of industries and its ability to take on tough cases with a track record of producing desired outcomes.

Murphy & King ranked in the Top Tier for its Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice, joining four of the largest law firms in Boston. Chambers highlighted the firm’s “formidable reputation as one of the strongest debtor-side practices in the state,” and recognized Murphy & King for its first-rate approach to advising clients in both adversarial insolvency proceedings and out-of-court workouts.

Harold B. Murphy, partner and director of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice, was cited as one of two “star” attorneys, a ranking reserved for lawyers given exceptional recommendations in their field. He was also recognized as “the best debtor counsel in Massachusetts” with his ability to mesmerize his audience and provide “imaginative, succinct advice.”

“Murphy & King is honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” said James C. King, co-founder and shareholder of Murphy & King. “Our bankruptcy practice is second to none as the team is top notch and gets the job done for the client. Our commercial litigation practice also shines as our attorneys have hands-on courtroom experience as well as deep knowledge of how to best represent businesses in all their legal proceedings.”

Described as tough and experienced, Shareholder Charles Bennett was credited with excelling in his work handling complex commercial litigation cases involving financial institutions, contracts and corporate Chapter 11 cases. Another shareholder in the bankruptcy practice, Ethan Jeffery, was noted as consistently receiving praise as “a well-rounded, pragmatic bankruptcy attorney.”

Andrew Lizotte, who has extensive experience representing different factions in bankruptcy proceedings, was hailed as a highly regarded practitioner, maintaining an active body of work advising operating Chapter 11 businesses and creditors’ committees on workout negotiations and bankruptcy alternatives.

In the general commercial litigation arena, Murphy & King was noted for providing cutting-edge advice on a variety of contentious matters, from securities litigation and government investigations to disputes relating to M&A, IP, public law, fiduciary duty, professional liability and employment.

“The Chambers and Partners Award is a testament to the hard work, expertise and commitment to producing successful results that is shared by everyone in the firm,” said David L. Evans, shareholder and co-chair of the litigation department. “Our lawyers are pragmatic and action oriented. Clients come to Murphy & King because they know we will be relentless in helping them achieve their goals.”

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.