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Haynes and Boone

J Frasher Murphy

J Frasher Murphy



  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Chapter 11 Debtor
  • Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management
  • Distressed M&A

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Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Frasher Murphy is a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group at Haynes and Boone. Frasher has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2016-2019, as a leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer. Clients told Chambers researchers that he is "steady, practical and hard-working" and able to "assume responsibility in a difficult situation and do an admirable job."

Over the course of two decades of practice, Frasher has handled numerous complex Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workout matters, and distressed mergers and acquisitions. He also has substantial experience representing both creditors and debtors in Article 9 sale transactions. In his practice, Frasher represents debtors, traditional and nontraditional secured lenders, post-petition lenders, bondholders, asset purchasers and all other types of secured and unsecured creditors.

One of Frasher's greatest strengths is his ability to understand his client's business goal and then craft a targeted legal solution to achieve that business goal. In doing so, he has obtained significant courtroom victories and closed high profile transactions across numerous industries, including oil and gas, real estate, metals and mining, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, healthcare, homebuilding, restaurant and retail, and technology.

Frasher is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy and restructuring topics, including developing issues in Chapter 11 sale transactions, debtor-in-possession financing, and plan confirmation. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Dallas Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1999


J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1999
B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1996, cum laude
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Litigation | Chapter 11 Debtor | Counterparty Insolvency and Risk Management | Distressed M&A | Distressed Real Estate | Lender Representation | Restructuring

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Secured Creditors: Representation of lenders, lender groups, investors, bondholder groups and all other types of secured creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases and out of court workouts and restructurings.

Unsecured Creditors: Representation of unsecured creditors' committees, trade creditors, landlords, lessors and all other types of unsecured creditors.

Debtors: Representation of Chapter 11 debtors in complex Chapter 11 cases and out of court restructurings.

Trustees: Representation of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees in connection with all aspects of case administration, including asset disposition, avoidance litigation and claim objections.

Purchasers: Representation of asset purchasers.

Energy: Representation of creditors, asset purchasers, and interest owners in oil and gas and all other types of energy workouts and bankruptcy cases.

Litigation: Representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of bankruptcy litigation, including preference litigation, fraudulent transfer litigation, lien avoidance, insider litigation, equitable subordination and contract disputes.

Article 9: Representation of both secured lenders and borrowers in sales under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

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