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Michael P. Murphy

Washington, DC Office

Michael P. Murphy represents clients in all aspects of structured finance with an emphasis on public finance and project finance transactions. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to affordable multifamily housing finance, transportation finance and public-private partnership transactions.

In his public finance practice, Michael represents government-sponsored enterprises and other financial institutions that provide credit enhancement and liquidity facilities, private equity funds, investment banks and owners of facilities financed with tax-exempt bonds, including 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. He advises parties in financings involving multifamily housing, senior living facilities and public facilities. He assists clients in the establishment of national programs involving complex and unique structures.

In his project development and structured finance practice, Michael participates in transactions involving interstate highway systems, seaports and energy projects and transactions secured by commercial and multifamily mortgages, single-family mortgages and tax-exempt bonds. The related securities have been sold as private placements, Regulation S offerings and 144A offerings, as well as public offerings of registered securities under the Securities Act of 1933. Michael has extensive experience with subordination agreements, guarantees, letters of credit, insurance policies, government-sponsored guarantees and derivative products.

Shown below is a selection of Michael’s engagements.

  • Representation of client in the financing which helped build the largest residential tower in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Representation of client in connection with the financing of a $2.3 billion tunnel rehabilitation and construction project in Virginia utilizing a public-private partnership structure.
  • Representation of client in connection with the financing of a $1.3 billion bridge in New York in 2012 and 2013 utilizing a public-private partnership structure.


Chambers USA - Top Ranked , 2015
Michael P. Murphy


  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
  • BA, Brown University

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


Chambers USA - Top Ranked
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  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Florida Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
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