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.