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Murphy & King, P.C.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Standout bankruptcy specialists active in numerous sectors including real estate. Substantial capabilities on both the debtor and creditor side. Frequently handles Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, out-of-court workouts and matters for estate fiduciaries.

Strengths

One market commentator notes that "the strongest local debtor practice is Murphy & King."

Another praises the firm's "terrific lawyers and deep bench," adding that it is "one of the go-tos for business bankruptcy debtors."

Work highlights

Advised a developer and operator of multiple affordable housing projects as the debtor on Chapter 11 proceedings, concerning approximately $100 million in assets and indebtedness.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Lizotte acts for a variety of clients, including Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, creditors' committees and debtors, during bankruptcy proceedings and negotiations.
"He is detail-oriented and an excellent attorney." "He has a deep understanding of the law and is a strong communicator."

Charles Bennett is experienced with out-of-court restructurings, but is best known for his work on bankruptcy litigation.
"He is really a storied guy in the Bar in Boston. He's impressive." "He is one of the best bankruptcy litigators and he's very comfortable in the courtroom."

Ethan Jeffery works on both the creditor and debtor sides, overseeing Chapter 11 filings and out-of-court workouts.
"He is an excellent all-round restructuring attorney." "He has an outstanding reputation."

Harold Murphy enjoys a stellar reputation in the market for his work on Chapter 11 bankruptcies, especially those involving cross-border disputes. He is highlighted as the preeminent lawyer for debtor representation in the state.
"He is smart, strategic and has an excellent reputation." "He's great, very knowledgeable and good at putting deals together." "He's known as a problem solver and someone who has developed effective strategies for clients."

The broad practice of William Moorman covers corporate transactions and restructurings, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases and various financing matters.
"He is a very talented lawyer and a really wonderful guy." "He has good courtroom skills."

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Overview

Murphy & King, P.C.’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group is regularly engaged by debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, estate fiduciaries, and investors nationwide to represent their interests in a variety of situations, from formal insolvency proceedings to out-of-court workouts, throughout the United States. We have experience representing clients in all types of industries, 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. Our experienced team recognizes the unique challenges, pressures and risks that arise when a business is in trouble, and we make it our business to harness our expertise to maximize value for our clients.

Members

Condon, Christopher M.

Cruickshank, Kathleen R.

Moorman Jr, William R

Smith, Bruce F.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Murphy & King, P.C.

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Department location

One Beacon Street

21st Floor

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02108-3107

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Massachusetts

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Andrew G Lizotte
Band 3
Charles R Bennett Jr
Band 2
D Ethan Jeffery
Band 2
Harold B Murphy
Star Individuals
William R Moorman Jr
Band 4