Mr. J. Leland Murphree
EDUCATION:J.D., MAGNA CUM LAUDE
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS SCHOOL OF LAW
LELAND is a shareholder and cochair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, where he assists creditors, debtors, committees and fiduciaries in chapter 11 and receivership proceedings. He also focuses on out-of-court workouts, restructurings, and distressed M&A and investing. He has been recognized for his expertise in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
Leland is the president of the Turnaround Management Association’s Alabama Chapter and past chairman of the Alabama State Bar Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section. In his leadership roles, he has advanced many initiatives in insolvency matters. As chairman of the ASB Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section, he helped form and lead the Alabama Bankruptcy Pro Bono Task Force, bringing attorneys, judges and volunteer lawyer programs (VLPs) together from across Alabama to identify common issues with providing low-income debtors with representation in bankruptcy. He also secured free software licenses from BestCase for all VLPs in Alabama and helped obtain a conflicts opinion from the Alabama State Bar, allowing more lawyers to represent low-income debtors in bankruptcy.
Leland recently served on the Alabama Law Institute’s Committee on Uniform Fraudulent/Voidable Transfer Laws, resulting in the passage of the Alabama Uniform Voidable Transactions Act, No. 2018-163.