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Massachusetts Bankruptcy/Restructuring
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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Murphy & King, P.C.

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.

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What the team is known for

Murphy & King has standout bankruptcy specialists active in numerous sectors including real estate. The firm has substantial capabilities on both the debtor and creditor sides. It frequently handles Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, out-of-court workouts and matters for estate fiduciaries.

Strengths

"I can't recommend the firm highly enough. The client service is fabulous; lawyers are quick to respond, proactive and capable with very complex matters."

"Murphy & King is preeminent as debtor-side counsel in Boston."

Work highlights

Assisted the liquidating trustee of pyramid scheme TelexFree with resolving claims, and distributing more than $100 million to victims thus far.

Notable practitioners

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.
"His greatest strength is strategy - he thinks five steps ahead of the opposition, and his advice is fabulous." "He is always available. When I was confused, Harry explained diligently to help us understand."

Charles Bennett is experienced with out-of-court restructurings, but is best known for his work on bankruptcy litigation.
"One of the premier litigators in New England."

Ethan Jeffery works on both the creditor and debtor sides, overseeing Chapter 11 filings and out-of-court workouts.
"He is an exceptional, smart, savvy lawyer."

Andrew Lizotte acts for a variety of clients, including Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, creditors' committees and debtors, during bankruptcy proceedings and negotiations.
"Very smart, very practical and very proactive. A great lawyer."

The broad practice of William Moorman covers corporate transactions and restructurings, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases and various financing matters.
"An outstanding attorney."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Harold B Murphy
Harold B Murphy
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Charles R Bennett Jr
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Charles R Bennett Jr
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D Ethan Jeffery
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D Ethan Jeffery
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Andrew G Lizotte
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Andrew G Lizotte
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William R Moorman Jr
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William R Moorman Jr
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Members

Provided by Murphy & King, P.C.

Bruce F. Smith

Christopher M. Condon

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Harold B Murphy

Head of Department

Kathleen R. Cruickshank