Patrick J. Murphy, Jr. concentrates his practice on the representation of private investment funds on behalf of general partners, sponsors and investors, privately held companies and publicly traded corporations.
Patrick works with commercial, individual and mid market clients advising them on their complex day-to-day legal issues. Patrick routinely counsels clients on how to operate their businesses in the most efficient, successful manner, encouraging them to focus on the most important details in order to fully understand the big picture.
These issues are in connection with general corporate governance issues, general corporate counseling and a wide range of complex business and commercial matters including:
Patrick works with an exceptionally diverse compilation of businesses. He has expertly advised private equity funds, international investment firms, manufacturing companies, real estate owners, retailers, restaurants and others. Recently, Patrick represented a restaurateur through the process of forming an investment partnership, obtaining senior financing and the development and opening of several Philadelphia and Washington, DC restaurants. He has represented a local manufacturing company in the $25 million sale of substantially all of the assets of the company. Patrick has also represented a private equity fund in structuring several joint ventures and investment partnerships in connection with a $233 million purchase and redevelopment of office properties.
Prior to joining Klehr, Patrick served as in-house counsel at the U.S. headquarters for a Spanish energy and manufacturing company. Patrick grew up in the Philadelphia area. During law school, he served in various capacities with Temple Law Review including as a Note/Comment Editor, was a member of the Dean’s List every semester and received the Raynes McCarty Award for outstanding legal writing.
Patrick is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), including as a member of ACG University’s Class of 2014.
An Eagle Scout, Patrick is adept at home repair, enjoys traveling, biographies and modern American novels, sports, and spending time with his wife and two sons in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood.
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2010)
University of Notre Dame, B.A. (2005)
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Association for Corporate Growth
Marketing Committee, Philadelphia Association for Corporate Growth
Membership Committee, Philadelphia Association for Corporate Growth
Curtis Institute of Music, Crescendo Club
Liberti Fairmount Cooperative Preschool
Awards and Honors
Note/Comment Editor, Temple Law Review
Raynes McCarty Award for scholarly achievement in the law
Speeches and Publications
Alert: Philadelphia Contribution and Pay-To-Play Laws, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, April 2019
Alert: Starting Up Strong, Top Five Takeaways for Companies, November 7, 2018
Presenter, "Starting Up Strong," presentation by Patrick Murphy to WeWork, Philadelphia, June 12, 2018
Alert: So You Want to Build It: Development Approvals in Philadelphia, August 2, 2018
Co-presenter, "Start Up Strong," to WeWork, Philadelphia, February 27, 2018
Co-presenter, "The Ins and Outs of Real Estate Joint Venture Companies, Part II, accredited CLE presentation by Patrick Murphy, Jon M. Katona and moderated by Gregory Gosfield, April 19, 2017
Co-presenter, "The Ins and Outs of Real Estate Joint Venture Companies," accredited CLE presentation by Patrick Murphy, Jon M. Katona and moderated by Gregory Gosfield, March 22, 2017
Mergers & Acquisitions
Restaurants and Hospitality