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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

John E. Murdock

John E. Murdock



  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

WSG Practice Industries



John Murdock's practice exercises his extensive experience in the deployment and recovery of debt and equity capital and in commercial law. His practice includes business formations, acquisitions and dispositions, distressed asset investing, private equity transactions, commercial and real estate mezzanine lending, commercial lending, creditor's rights, loan workouts and recoveries, lender liability, securitizations, the Uniform Commercial Code, and commercial and business organizations law generally. John’s practice spans a wide range of different industries, including automotive, banking, commercial finance, commercial real estate, construction, entertainment, information technology, healthcare, manufacturing, publishing, restaurant, specialty lending, and other industries.

In his core capital deployment and recovery activities, John’s practice emphasizes the use of loan-to-own strategies, enterprise foreclosures, purchases under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and other creative strategies to recover and create value related to distressed enterprises on behalf of original lenders and distressed asset investors.

John has a special interest in the application of management disciplines such as Project Management, Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to improve client service through the thoughtful exercise of legal disciplines and the effective use of information technology.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1981
  • Colorado, 2005


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1981, Order of the Coif
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., 1977,

    magna cum laude

Areas of Practice

Banking and Financial Services | Capital Markets and Corporate Finance | Corporate and Securities | Distressed Investing | Financial Solutions | Home Health and Hospice | Private Companies | Private Equity | Real Estate Finance and Development

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

John has represented clients with interests across the country in a wide variety of sophisticated matters involving debt and equity capital and commercial law matters.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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