Michael J. Murphy, Principal
Mike chairs the Corporate and Business Law Department at Morrison Sund PLLC. With nearly 30 years of legal and business experience, Mike serves as general and special counsel to companies ranging from start-up/emerging companies to established businesses providing advice in the areas of corporate and business law, commercial and government contracts law, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions.
Prior to joining Morrison Sund PLLC in 2011, Mike practiced for twelve years in Frankfurt, Germany as an officer and counsel with Irving Trust Company, a large New York bank, and in private practice with an American law firm. Upon returning to his home state of Minnesota, Mike spent 15 years building his own successful practice counseling a wide variety of local, national and international companies before merging his practice with Morrison Sund PLLC.
Mike earned his undergraduate degrees in Finance and German from the University of Notre Dame, and his Law and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. Mike is admitted to practice law in the States of Minnesota and Colorado, before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and before the Court of Federal Claims.
Mike is a longtime member and former director of the local chapter of the National Contract Management Association. He is an active member of his Church and the Knights of Columbus. He has also been a regular speaker at Government Contracting seminars and workshops. Mike also speaks, reads and writes German fluently.