Sue P. Murphy



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Indiana University, 1979, magna cum laude

B.A., Purdue University, 1976, highest honors





During her 30 years as a finance lawyer at Haynes and Boone, Sue Murphy has represented banks, other financial institutions and borrowers in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing a wide array of complex financial transactions, including syndicated loan facilities and multi-currency facilities. Recently, Sue has been involved in closing numerous real estate construction loans, involving industrial warehouse facilities in Nevada, Georgia, California, Indiana, Maryland, Texas, and others. For example, Sue negotiated a construction loan to build a logistical facility at DFW Airport on a ground lease from the Airport, and also negotiated a construction loan to finance development of a condominium project, including senior bank and mezzanine financing.

Throughout her career, Sue has handled a wide array of transactions, including industrial development revenue bonds and letters of credit supporting same, aircraft leasing and financing, multi-billion dollar syndicated loans to various telecommunications companies, cross-border financings, acquisition financings, syndicated and single bank asset based loans, debtor-in-possession financings, loans to hospitality companies, transportation companies, and insurance companies, forbearance agreements and negotiating and documenting loan workouts, syndicated loans to hospital physician service groups and long-term care facility financings, and asset-based loans to various manufacturers. In the course of such representations, Sue has gained experience in analyzing many types of collateral, including complicated lien perfection and priority issues.

Sue is also licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and for many years she has had the highest rating by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory—an AV Peer Rating of Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0.

Sue has chaired the Haynes and Boone Opinion Committee for a number of years, balancing rigorous legal analysis and practical client needs. As one client recently said, Sue is a real pro.

Year in Review

Media and Entertainment Law - Year in review

Media and Entertainment Law

Welcome to the 2017-2018 edition of the Haynes and Boone Media and Entertainment Law Year in Review. The Media and Entertainment Practice Group of Haynes and Boone represents a broad range of clients in all facets of media and entertainment, intellectual property, open government and First Amendment litigation, counseling and legislative matters. We are proud to provide a summary of our accomplishments and activities in 2017-2018, and to highlight some of the trends impacting the media and entertainment industry.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Dallas Bar Association

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented borrower in connection with six real estate acquisition financings in 2012, with commitments exceeding $124 million.
  • Represented lead arranger in $200 million specialty health insurance company acquisition financing.
  • Represented lead arranger in connection with $150 million loan to full-service hotel REIT.
  • Represented lender in connection with $200 million restructuring of indebtedness owed by wealthy individual.
  • Represented lead agent in $165 million secured revolving lines of credit to established and start-up physician practice management companies.
  • Represented lead agent in $1.5 billion cross border, multi-currency financing to Canadian telecommunications company and its U.S. subsidiaries.
  • Represented lead agent in $150 million 364-day unsecured facility to bank holding company.
  • Represented lead agent in $2.75 billion loans to cable system operator.
  • Represented lead agent in $400 million asset based loan to chemical company.
  • Represented various companies acquiring aircraft, including the purchase and financing of fractional ownership interests.
  • Represented banks in connection with over $5 billion of workouts and bankruptcies in the aircraft charter, candy making, healthcare, homebuilding and retail businesses resulting in 100% recovery.
  • Represented credit enhancement parties in numerous industrial development revenue bond issues, as well as in connection with tax-exempt hospital and educational bond issues.

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