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Julie M. Murphy

Julie Murphy, Counsel, concentrates her practice in the areas of business organization, loan restructuring, loan documentation and business law.  

Julie regularly advises financial institutions and secured and unsecured creditors in workouts, reorganizations and restructuring of defaulted credit facilities and represents a variety of creditors in all types of bankruptcy, insolvency, collection and foreclosure proceedings.  Prior to joining Hyland Levin, Julie was practicing law at Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP for the past eight years.  She began her legal career at Wolf, Block, LLP.  Julie is admitted to practice in state and federal district and bankruptcy courts in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.  

Julie is a board member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project and serves on the Board of the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey.  She has also volunteered as a child advocate attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates, and has advocated on behalf of clients with the Department of Human Services, and various mental health and academic providers. Julie is also a graduate of the Young Leaders Program, a non-profit board leadership training program held by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Before attending law school, Julie taught elementary school in the Bronx and worked as a paralegal in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York.  Julie is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.A. 2001), Hunter College (M.S., 2004) and Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D. with honors, 2007), where she was an Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.  During law school, Julie was a summer intern for the Honorable Robert B. Kugler, U.S District Judge for the District of New Jersey.  

Julie lives in Cherry Hill, and outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking and cooking.

Representative Matters

Represented various financial institutions in the restructuring, workout and asset recovery of distressed loans, including residential real estate development loans, commercial real estate loans and asset-backed loans.

Represented various lenders of all types and sizes in real estate, asset-based and other secured and unsecured financing transactions Represented a closely-held, limited liability company in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding seeking to ward off the hostile takeover of the operating entity, resulting in payment in full to all creditors, and a multimillion dollar payment to equity owners.

Represented secured creditors in litigation and negotiating cash collateral orders in bankruptcy court Represented clients in negotiating favorable settlements in adversary proceedings pending before the Bankruptcy Courts of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

Represented judgment creditors in numerous successful defenses of petitions to open and/or strike confessed judgments in various court forums in Pennsylvania.

Reported Cases

Speaking Engagements

“Lender Liability: Dana Transportation, Inc. v. PNC, et al”, Risk Management Association 

“Complex Commercial Foreclosure Issues – and Remedies”, National Business Institute (February, 2015)


A Pennsylvania Commercial Lender’s Guide to Collecting Debts in New Jersey,” Hyland Levin LLP Client Alert, November 2017

When Your Commercial Tenant Files for Bankruptcy: Protecting Your Interests,” Wolf Commercial Real Estate Information Friday, June 2017