Ms. Murphy is a member of Bodman’s Banking Practice Group. She represents financial institutions in connection with middle market commercial and real estate lending activities and equipment lease finance transactions.
Ms. Murphy has 17 years of experience as a finance lawyer. Before joining Bodman, she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in the commercial banking area with a major bank and was based in Chicago and Detroit. Prior to that, she practiced for seven years as a commercial finance attorney with DLA Piper in Chicago and worked at Chapman and Cutler and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher early in her legal career.
She has extensive banking experience. She has advised business partners in the middle market, government, not-for-profit and healthcare segments on credit, regulatory and treasury issues. She has negotiated and documented syndicated and bilateral secured lines of credit, term loans, liquidity facilities and direct purchase bonds. She has also advised on regulatory issues related to documentary stamp tax and flood insurance regulations.
She served as a steering committee member and legal chair of a bank-wide task force dedicated to addressing issues relevant to deposits of state and local government entities and served as a primary bank-wide resource on Florida documentary stamp tax issues. She developed bank policies and procedures and counseled business and operational partners in their application, drafted outside counsel procedures and template documents, and developed materials and trained legal and business partners on various topics.
At DLA Piper, Ms. Murphy served as lead counsel to banks, other financial institutions and borrowers in bilateral and syndicated transactions, and she negotiated and documented secured and unsecured transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $900 million, including acquisition, asset-based, cash-flow and mezzanine financings and refinancings.
In law school, she served as executive editor of the Boston College Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest.
- Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude