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


Murphy & King’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group has forged a reputation as a leader in the field, and is currently ranked as one of the top three restructuring practices in Massachusetts by Chambers and Partners. We deploy our skills as negotiators, litigators, and transactional advocates to fit the client’s business needs and objectives as we navigate the fast-paced and often contentious landscape of financial restructuring. Our attorney team is regularly engaged by debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, estate fiduciaries, and investors nationwide to represent their interests in a variety of situations, from formal bankruptcy proceedings to out-of-court workouts. Our clients operate across a wide range of sectors, including real estate, hospitality, health care, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, and retail. The strategic guidance we provide to them is informed by our substantial experience and commitment to sensible solutions. We are also regularly selected to serve in fiduciary and investigative roles such as Chapter 11 or Chapter 7 trustee, examiner, state or federal receiver, and assignee for the benefit of creditors in state proceedings. Our experienced team recognizes the unique challenges, pressures, and risks that arise when businesses and entrepreneurs are in trouble and we make it our business to harness our expertise to maximize value for our clients.

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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