Michele Murphy has practiced law in Westchester County for over 17 years. Following her 10 years as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County and then Queens County, Michele Murphy opened a private practice in Mamaroneck. Her law practice focuses on two main areas- litigation, which was a natural off-shoot from her years prosecuting cases, and transactional work which grew out of the positive encounters she has had with clients buying houses, starting new businesses or forming partnerships and joint ventures. From those encounters she has developed an extensive transactional law practice.
Michele Murphy’s litigation practice focuses on bringing or defending lawsuits in state and federal courts in Westchester, Bronx, and New York counties. Her clients include business owners with claims concerning contract defaults, breach of partnership agreements and other fiduciary duties; contractors and homeowners in disputes over payment, completion deadlines and scope of work descriptions; and, in Surrogate’s Court, she represents clients in contested and uncontested probate or administration proceedings.
Ms. Murphy’s transactional practice areas include residential and commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements, construction agreements, business asset purchase agreements, residential and commercial lease agreements, joint venture agreements, public and private financing agreements, and more.
The best part of the practice of law is when a client comes to me for help in buying a home, starting a business, forming a partnership or any other venture that is in the early stages of development. I enjoy guiding a client through the due diligence process and I believe that thorough preparation is the best way to prevent problems that often end in litigation. A well-drafted contract is worth its weight in gold. Good communication with the client, the other party and other team members enables me to investigate the transaction and draft a contract that protects my client's needs and furthers their goals. I look forward to representing your interests, and I appreciate your referrals. ~ Michele A. Murphy