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Murphy & King, P.C.

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Managing Partner: Harold B Murphy
Executive Director: Megan A Pluviose
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 21

Firm Overview:
Since 1980 Murphy & King, P.C. has met the legal needs of individuals, small businesses and large corporations by unraveling complex legal issues and delivering on-target solutions in a focused and cost-effective manner. Murphy & King attorneys represent clients in areas ranging from commercial litigation, bankruptcy and financial restructuring to business formation, labor and employment, white collar defense and internal investigations. Clients include private and public corporations, investment partnerships, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, individuals and non-profit organizations. Murphy & King’s sensible approach to legal guidance is embodied in its 11 partners and ten associates and reflected in its ongoing investment in the most current technology available to the legal profession. This commitment to technology allows Murphy & King attorneys to build evidentiary databases and offer interactive documents that allow for immediate access to critical case information, thereby truncating the time between the onset of a client’s problem and its resolution. Exceptional legal talent and catered client service have earned Murphy & King a reputation as a top-notch mid-sized firm.

Main Areas of Practice:


Litigation is Murphy & King’s largest practice area, and its attorneys appear before state and federal courts and administrative agencies with an ‘at trial’ success rate of 85% or higher. Several cases tried by Murphy & King attorneys have set legal precedents in areas such as intellectual property, business fraud, bankruptcy, leveraged buyouts, professional malpractice and employment. The firm’s litigation attorneys, led by David Lee Evans and Daniel J Lyne, work with clients outside the courtroom as well, guiding them through critical cost/benefit decisions. The wide-ranging civil litigation practice group offers expertise in the following areas: financial representations, warranty and fraud claims, business divorce and intra-entity disputes, real estate development, ownership and construction disputes, labor and employment, intellectual property claims, insolvency, public and administrative law and fiduciary duty and professional liability claims.
David Lee Evans, Daniel J Lyne

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring:
The bankruptcy and financial restructuring group represents debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees, estate fiduciaries, investors in formal insolvency proceedings and out-of-court workouts throughout the United States. The group is led by Harold B Murphy, who is widely acknowledged in numerous leading legal publications for his expertise in bankruptcy law, and is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Murphy & King bankruptcy lawyers have been nationally recognized for delivering superior results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Members of the group include former law clerks to bankruptcy judges and attorneys with the Office of the United States Trustee. Murphy & King’s bankruptcy practice is regularly called upon to serve as estate representatives and counsel in Chapter 7 and 11 cases. The group has represented clients in all types of businesses including real estate, hospitality, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail.
Contact: Harold B Murphy

The corporate practice group at Murphy & King represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and in the purchase and sale of business assets. Murphy & King’s corporate attorneys provide counsel to owners and investors in the sale, acquisition, development, zoning, and leasing of commercial real estate. Robert E Richards, Jr heads this practice area and has compiled a team of professionals who are able to negotiate complex transactions and navigate due diligence reviews, debt and equity structures, licensing or transfer of intellectual property, business organization and commercial loans. The group also counsels both public and private sector employers to ensure that the myriad legal requirements concerning personnel practices do not distract them from achieving their business objectives.
Contact:  Robert E Richards, Jr

Alternative Dispute Resolution:
Murphy & King’s alternative dispute resolution group stems from the firm’s expertise inside the courtroom. Murphy & King’s attorneys are experienced trial attorneys, however, they understand that not all cases need to be settled in court. The firm encourages clients involved in cases with potential or actual litigation to explore the benefits of alternative dispute resolution. The alternative dispute resolution group, headed by David Lee Evans, has settled countless business disputes through mediation, arbitration or other informal dispute resolution proceedings, bringing conflicts to a quick and less expensive resolution. Attorney Evans serves on the board of directors for the American Arbitration Association and was appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport as well as the London Court of International Arbitration. Attorneys at Murphy & King have served in more than 100 cases for the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels. The firm also co-founded the Technology Company Mediation Program for the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council. Murphy & King’s alternative dispute resolution group has successfully handled the legal needs of deadlocked corporations, professional malpractice and intellectual property claims and complex business disputes.
Contact: David Lee Evans

White Collar Defense & Internal Investigation:
The white collar defense and internal investigation practice group provides a unique opportunity for individuals and corporations seeking assistance with navigating the complex landscape of regulatory or governmental investigations and criminal prosecutions. The firm’s seasoned attorneys have substantial law enforcement and prosecutorial experience, allowing them to offer competitive hourly rates and cost effective staffing, as dictated by the complexity of each matter. In the event a criminal matter proceeds to trial, the firm’s experienced trial lawyers are ready to attack the government’s case and provide a top-notch courtroom defense of their clients.
Dan M Rabinovitz, Daniel J Dwyer