Meaghan Murphy

Associate

Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy

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About Meaghan Murphy

Meaghan Murphy, an associate with Meland Budwick, P.A, focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, including representation of business debtors, bankruptcy trustees and creditors in a variety of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings. Meaghan also provides due diligence review assistance for investor clients purchasing distressed loans, and provides necessary litigation representation following purchase.

Prior to joining the firm, Meaghan represented some of the nation’s largest lenders in various commercial litigation matters, including commercial foreclosure actions. Meaghan also has experience in insurance litigation, both on behalf of first-party plaintiffs with property damage claims, as well as in defending insurance companies in third-party bodily injury and first-party property damage matters.

Meaghan is committed to providing pro bono representation and giving back to the community. Meaghan has provided pro bono representation and assistance to Chapter 7 debtors, individuals in residential foreclosure proceedings, and individuals with major health concerns such as HIV and AIDS with immigration, Social Security and public benefits matters. Meaghan is also an active member of the Junior League of Miami.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Order of the Coif
    • Psychology, Public Policy & Law Journal, Managing Editor (2011-2012)
  • University of Idaho, B.S., 2008


Publications

  • Co-Author: “An Unlimited Reach-Back Period When IRS Is Triggering Creditor?” American Bankruptcy Institute, January 2017.
  • Co-Author: “Rejection of Songwriter Publishing Agreements in Bankruptcy” American Bankruptcy Institute, January 2019.


Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

Bankruptcy

Served as Chapter 11 counsel to It’Sugar LLC, a specialty candy retailer with approximately 100 stores and over 700 employees across 28 states. Through extensive negotiations with dozens of landlords, It’Sugar was able to obtain millions of dollar in pre and post-petition rent relief, restructure vendor debt, and successfully confirm a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization.

Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation

Representation of defendants in fraudulent transfer adversary proceedings involving unresolved issues of law concerning use of the Internal Revenue Service as the triggering creditor. Representation led to a favorable global settlement of multiple pending adversary proceedings.

Commercial Litigation

Representation of lender in high value personal property foreclosure proceedings against a commercial entity. Judgment was obtained and the client was able to obtain possession and title to the valuable personal property at issue.

Commercial Litigation

Representation of note purchaser in commercial foreclosure proceedings. Judgment was obtained and the commercial property was successfully sold at auction.

Commercial Litigation

Representation of defendant against a judgment creditor seeking to collect on a judgment in excess of $20 million. The matter involved highly disputed and unresolved issues concerning the applicable statute of limitations. Representation led to a very favorable settlement for the defendant.

Commercial Litigation

Represented developer in breach of contract action against an investor and obtained judgment in favor of developer.

Real Estate

Assisted multiple investors in conducting due diligence review in relation to purchase of distressed loans secured by commercial properties.