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Ms. Murray, a founding shareholder of Underwood Murray, has nearly twenty years of reorganization and workout experience advising business owners, debtors, trustees, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and asset purchasers and sellers.  She has experience both on the legal side and on the business side in a global financial institution.  She counsels businesses and owners in a wide variety of industries including but not limited to real estate, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceutical, medical services, construction, insurance, transportation, logistics, aviation, and financial services. 

Ms. Murray also has extensive experience representing a variety of fiduciaries, from chapter 7 and 11 trustees, assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors and receivers in proceedings across the state. She brings this knowledge to her fiduciary clients, which also adds value to her non-fiduciary clients and representations.  

In addition to her broad range of representations in core bankruptcy matters, Ms. Murray counsels her clients in making critical business decisions, while prosecuting and defending complex business disputes.  She has extensive experience in director and officer liability litigation, bondholder disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, court-appointed receiverships, healthcare receiverships, assignment proceedings, recovery of large and small business assets, and lien priority disputes related to a variety of collateral including real property, equipment, medical equipment, aircraft and logistics-related assets.

Ms. Murray has been recognized by her peers and clients as a leading bankruptcy lawyer in Florida.  Those honors include recognition by Chambers USA, selection for inclusion by Florida Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, and named to Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite.  She has also garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings.

In 2018 the American Bankruptcy Institute recognized Ms. Murray as a top “40 under 40,” one of the highest honors in the industry for young professionals. 

Ms. Murray is a contributing author to Creditors’ and Debtors’ Practice in Florida, is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy and insolvency topics, and is active in local and national bankruptcy bar associations.  In 2023 Ms. Murray was selected to co-chair the American Bankruptcy Institute’s task force on Subchapter V with the Hon. Michelle Harner, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.  Ms. Murray is also president of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2023).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Real Estate Committee Chair, 40 Under 40 2019
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation  
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, President (2023-2024)
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association   
  • Inns of Court, Ferguson White Inn of Court
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges – Next Generation Award 2017
  • CREW Tampa Bay

Civic Affiliations

  • South Tampa YMCA – Advisory Board member
  • Bay Area Legal Services volunteer

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