A 'completely different animal' compared to the other top-tier firms in Chambers.

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring

“A ‘completely different animal’ compared to the other top-tier firms in Chambers’ listings, Murphy & King has forged a reputation as the ‘leading Boston boutique’ in this area. Sources felt the team’s profile was due to a uniquely ‘streetwise, pragmatic approach,’ which drew praise as much from the clients who benefited as the peers who worked alongside it. … Impressing clients with a ‘very-cost conscious’ culture, it ‘is very attentive and always hit the bull’s eye.’ Sources also valued its commitment to basic client service, with a ‘very responsive, very accessible, personable team.’” Chambers and Partners U.S.A. 2007

Murphy & King’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group represents debtors, creditors, and creditors’ committees, estate fiduciaries, and investors in formal insolvency proceedings and out-of-court workouts throughout the United States. We have experience representing clients in all types of businesses, including real estate, hospitality, health care, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, and retail. We are regularly selected to serve as the estate representative and counsel in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, as examiner in Chapter 11 cases, receiver and counsel to receiver in state and federal court actions, and as assignee for the benefit of creditors in state law insolvency proceedings. We have substantial experience litigating complex adversary proceedings involving avoidance actions, lender liability, and fiduciary responsibilities. Representative engagements are listed in the profiles for each of the attorneys in our department.

Boston cbennett@murphyking.com 617 226-3408

Mr. Bennett handles complex commercial litigation involving financial institutions, contracts, corporate issues including directors’ and officers’ claims, disputes among members of closed...

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Boston ccondon@murphyking.com 617 226-3441

Mr. Condon has a wide array of experience in financial transactions and restructuring and insolvency matters after almost two decades of concentrating in the field. His practice focuses on commercial...

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Boston kcruickshank@murphyking.com 617 226-3404

Ms. Cruickshank focuses her practice on representing debtors, trustees and creditors in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases and representing debtors in non-bankruptcy workouts. Ms. Cruickshank...

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Boston ejeffery@murphyking.com 617 226-3410

Mr. Jeffery’s practice is focused on representing debtors, trustees, and creditors in complex Chapter 11 cases, and the representation of debtors and creditors in non-bankruptcy restructurings and...

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Boston alizotte@murphyking.com 617 226-3415

Mr. Lizotte has extensive experience representing different factions in bankruptcy proceedings, including operating Chapter 11 businesses, committees of unsecured creditors, lenders, both liquidating...

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Boston wmoorman@murphyking.com 617 226-3423

Mr. Moorman is a trusted advisor to a large number of businesses and individuals and has a wide variety of experience representing clients in complex business transactions, financial restructurings,...

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Boston hmurphy@murphyking.com 617 226-3414

Harold Murphy is considered one of the leading insolvency lawyers in New England. According to Chambers and Partners U.S.A., “Harold Murphy is considered ‘the go-to guy when it comes to...

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Boston lofarrell@murphyking.com 617 226-3446

Leah represents corporate debtors and creditors, including creditors’ committees, in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Prior to joining the firm, Leah served as a term law clerk to...

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Boston, New York City bsmith@murphyking.com 617 423-0400 / 212 683-3520

Bruce Francis Smith has over forty years of experience and he represents creditors’ committees, debtors, creditors, executory contract parties, plan of reorganization proponents and asset...

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