Julie M. Murphy

Co-Chair Bankruptcy, Workouts & Creditors’ Rights




Julie Murphy is co-chair, bankruptcy, workouts & creditors’ rights in the firm’s financial services practice group, representing clients in all aspects of financial services, from commercial finance to workouts, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.

Julie leverages her creditors’ rights experience to provide clients with seasoned advice in connection with the negotiation and documentation of commercial loan documents, whether secured or unsecured. In assisting clients to maximize recovery on troubled credit facilities, Julie takes a pragmatic and multi-faceted approach to asset recovery, relying on state and federal court litigation, forbearance agreements, foreclosures, receiverships and other collection strategies tailored to fit each particular circumstance. Julie has helped vendors, landlords and other contract counterparties navigate complex bankruptcy cases and negotiate the terms of critical vendor orders, assignment and assumption of the applicable contract or lease, and secure payment from the debtor. Julie has successfully defended preference and fraudulent transfer litigation on behalf of clients, seeking to minimize liability.

Julie is actively involved in a number of organizations in the reorganization space and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association, Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter, and the Risk Management Association’s Philadelphia Chapter. She also serves as an advisory committee member for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court. Julie co-teaches a bankruptcy class at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

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Representative Matters

Julie’s experience includes the representation of:

Bankruptcy, Workouts & Creditors’ Rights

  • a regional bank in connection with its interest as lender in a $5.1 million out-of-court workout of a defaulted commercial real estate loan facility
  • a regional bank in the successful collection of a receivables-backed credit facility in the amount of approximately $4.7 million
  • a regional bank in connection with the sale of debt
  • a regional bank in the successful defense of a petition to open and strike a confessed judgement in Delaware County Court of Common Pleas
  • a vendor of services to a bankrupt entity in negotiating and collecting cure amounts in a Delaware bankruptcy case
  • a landlord of commercial real estate in connection with the assumption and assignment of its lease in a Delaware bankruptcy case

Commercial Finance

  • a developer with a $290 million construction loan for an 11-story mixed-use development in University City, Philadelphia
  • a regional lender in refinancing an $18.5 million commercial mortgage loan
  • a middle-market company in obtaining $35 million in acquisition financing

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Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law – Camden
  • M.S., Hunter College
  • B.S., Georgetown University

  • Board Member, Turnaround Management Association, Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter
  • Board Member, Risk Management Association, Philadelphia Chapter
  • Advisory Committee Member, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court
  • Board Member, Greater Philadelphia Network of International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Federation
  • Stradley Ronon Hiring Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Regional Economic Perspective,” Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
  • Panelist, “Let’s Make a Deal: Negotiating Loan Documents,” Risk Management Association Philadelphia Virtual Education Program
  • Panelist, “60 Cases in 90 Minutes,” Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
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  • South Jersey Biz, Women to Watch

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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