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Julie M. Murphy

Julie Murphy,  a 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.  

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.  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.  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 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)


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

Honors and Recognitions

Named to the "Rising Star List" by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2014, 2015, 2016). No more than 2.5 % of the state’s lawyers may be so named.

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