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Thinking Outside of the Box

We are unique in that we are not afraid to think outside of the box, and craft a solution for our clients which an ordinary attorney may not consider.  This process has allowed us to prevail in situations where success is not apparent.  Coupling that strategy with the latest in technological resources allow us to provide services which meet or beat those of the largest law firms in the country, but with personal service and at a reasonable cost.

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The Murphy Law Firm is a Kansas City metropolitan area based law firm, serving clients nationally and internationally.  Our practice is focused upon business law and civil dispute resolution.


Our business practice entails a full range of representation for small to medium-sized businesses, including entity choice and formation, capitalization and funding, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, contractual relationships, employment matters and other issues confronting today’s businesses.  We also have significant experience in both day-to-day and sophisticated real estate matters, including syndication, development, construction, 1031 exchanges, and mechanic’s liens.


Our dispute resolution practice includes representation in the trial, appellate and supreme courts of multiple states, the district federal courts in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Illinois, the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th Circuit federal courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.  We have substantial trial experience in business litigation, arbitration and mediation involving such topics as shareholder disputes, contracts, securities, employment issues, real estate and construction.


Our mandate is to provide quality representation for our clients, utilizing our ability to be available for our clients when we are needed, and to keep them fully informed of their legal matters - two things which most firms fail to provide.  Our track record of success and client satisfaction speaks for itself.


Entity Choice

We provide our years of experience to help you determine the best legal entity for your needs, and then assist in its capitalization and operation.  We can form your profit or non-profit corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, general partnership or association in a fraction of the time that most firms take, and at a fraction of the cost that most firms charge.

We provide you with a turn-key organization that includes tax and business identification numbers and registrations.  We have formed entities throughout the United States and offshore.



We advise our clients on day-to-day issues which may confront business owners and operators.  We routinely advise in many areas, such as employer/employee issues, business-to-business contracts, contracts with customers and vendors, and governmental compliance matters across a wide range of industries.



We also represent our clients in a wide-array of transactional matters. Our representation includes matters such as sale and purchases of businesses, sales and purchases of shareholder and membership interests in businesses, and sale and lease of assets.



We can assist you in start-up financing of your entity, including conventional bank financing, or private financing through investment banks or private placements. 

During the COVID-19 crises, we have obtained significant experience working with the Federal funding programs for businesses via PPP and EIDL.



We regularly advise our clients on the variety of employment matters which businesses face today.

We help our clients develop employment policies for their employees, including helping them to create and maintain employment manuals.

In the event that our clients face employment claims, we have successfully represented the before administrative panels, and state and federal agencies.  We also have a strong track record of successful representation in employment litigation in both state and federal venues.


Real Estate

We provide representation in all phases of real estate and construction matters.  Our clients include commercial and residential owners, operators, developers and builders, architects, engineers, and contractors in all areas of construction.


Our legal services encompass everything from sale or acquisition of real estate, development, lease negotiation and preparation, and construction - from contracting to lien filing and enforcement.



When a dispute cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of our clients, we are prepared to take the case to trial, be it before a jury or the court.  We work together with you to create a strategy to best resolve your case, always considering the many dynamics involved including the economics of the situation.

Our trial experience is vast, spanning the state and federal courts of many states, including appeals before various state courts of appeal and supreme courts, various United States District Courts, Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court where we have handled cases in multiple matters.



In the event that a case is not determined to the satisfaction of our clients at trial, we have the experience and expertise to take the matter to the higher levels of review.

We have taken cases to the state courts of appeal, and a large number of Federal Circuit Courts, including the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Mr. Murphy is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and has taken multiple cases to that level.



We normally encourage our clients to take part in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. 

We have represented clients in arbitrations held in many venues ranging from private arbitrations to those conducted under the auspices of various trade and regulatory agencies.  


Most litigation matters are now required to be mediated, either privately or through various court-provided resources, in which we have significant experience and have assisted our clients in obtaining successful results.