Frasher Murphy


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1999

B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1996, cum laude


Texas, 1999

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


Frasher Murphy is a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group at Haynes and Boone. His practice is focused primarily on complex Chapter 11 cases; however, he has experience in all areas of business bankruptcy law. Frasher also has substantial experience representing parties in out of court restructuring and workout matters, including Article 9 sale transactions. He represents debtors, traditional and nontraditional secured lenders, post-petition lenders, bondholders, purchasers and all other types of secured and unsecured creditors.

Chambers USA 2016, Chambers and Partners, called Frasher one of the "Up and Coming" bankruptcy lawyers in Texas. Clients told Chambers researchers that he is "steady, practical and hard-working" and able to "assume responsibility in a difficult situation and do an admirable job." 


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2019

Best Lawyers in America 2019 has featured 111 Haynes and Boone lawyers in its annual referral guide of outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2018

Selected Client Representations

  • Secured Creditors: Representation of lenders, lender groups, investors, bondholder groups and all other types of secured creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases and out of court workouts and restructurings
  • Unsecured Creditors: Representation of unsecured creditors' committees, trade creditors, landlords, lessors and all other types of unsecured creditors
  • Debtors: Representation of Chapter 11 debtors in complex Chapter 11 cases and out of court restructurings
  • Trustees: Representation of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees in connection with all aspects of case administration, including asset disposition, avoidance litigation and claim objections
  • Purchasers: Representation of asset purchasers
  • Energy: Representation of creditors, asset purchasers, and interest owners in oil and gas and all other types of energy workouts and bankruptcy cases
  • Litigation: Representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of bankruptcy litigation, including preference litigation, fraudulent transfer litigation, lien avoidance, insider litigation, equitable subordination and contract disputes
  • Article 9: Representation of both secured lenders and borrowers in sales under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code


Chambers USA

Haynes and Boone Shines in 2018 Chambers USA Rankings

More than 50 Haynes and Boone lawyers and 18 practice areas have been recognized in the 2018 Chambers USA legal directory published by Chambers & Partners.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2016-2019
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Texas for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2016-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2005-2006, 2008-2014

Real Estate

Real Estate

Haynes and Boone Helps HALL Structured Finance on Hyatt Resort Deal

A Haynes and Boone team assisted client HALL Structured Finance in closing a $55 million loan to finance construction of a Hyatt resort hotel and retail project in Palm Springs, California.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, Past Secretary and Board of Directors

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