Julie Murphy, Partner, concentrates her practice in the areas of business reorganization, loan restructuring, loan documentation and business law. A seasoned bankruptcy and workout lawyer, Julie is a tenacious and thoughtful advocate for her clients. She consistently offers clients strategies to get ahead of common pitfalls on troubled credits and when needed, pursues remedies to maximize recoveries on troubled debt.
Areas of Practice
Regularly advising financial institutions and other creditors in workouts, reorganizations and restructuring of defaulted credit facilities, Julie represents a variety of creditors in all types of bankruptcy, insolvency, collection and foreclosure proceedings. As an adjunct to the firm’s real estate practice, Julie advocates for landlords pursuing recovery in bankruptcy proceedings, including in large, retail cases. Clients describe her as extremely responsive and a thoughtful listener who works tremendously hard to tailor legal strategies to align with her clients’ needs, goals and concerns.
Prior to joining Hyland Levin Shapiro, Julie practiced law at Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, 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 Greater Philadelphia Network of International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Federation. She is a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and the Risk Management Association. 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.
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 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.
“When Privacy and Bankruptcy Collide: A Discussion of Data Privacy and Security Practices by Restructuring Professionals”, Moderator, March 2019
“Lender Liability: Dana Transportation, Inc. v. PNC, et al”, Risk Management Association
“Complex Commercial Foreclosure Issues – and Remedies”, National Business Institute (February, 2015)
“When Will the Rent be Paid? A Commercial Landlord’s Perspective,” Co-author, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP Client Alert, May 2020
“What You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program as of April 3, 2020,” Co-author, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP Client Alert, April 2020
“COVID-19 3-31-2020 Update – The CARES Act and Commercial Real Estate,” Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP Client Alert, Co-author, March 2020
“New New Jersey Foreclosure Laws – What Commercial Lenders Need to Know Now,” Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP Client Alert, June 2019
“Bankruptcy Provisions in Commercial Leases,” Wolf Commercial Real Estate Information Friday, April 2019
“Third Circuit Further Refines Jurisdictional Parameters in Bankruptcy,” New Jersey Law Journal, February 2019
“Developments in Automatic Stay Litigation,” New Jersey Law Journal, February 2018
“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
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Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D., with honors, 2007)
Hunter College (M.S. 2004)
Georgetown University (B.A. 2001)
- New Jersey