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Extensive experience with middle market mezzanine transactions and debt financing for M&A

Pat Murphy has earned a reputation for structuring sophisticated mezzanine funding deals behind scores of middle market transactions. Issuers, investors and financial sponsors rely on Pat for counsel on complex mezzanine structures including extensive subordination and intercreditor arrangements. Pat represents finance companies, lending institutions, investment funds and private equity funds throughout the Southeast with a focus on transactions involving senior and subordinated debt components. These transactions typically entail loans, debt with warrants and sweeping intercreditor relationships related to a variety of business entities and industries.

Pat also represents several privately owned and family-owned businesses.

Prior to attending law school, Pat was a certified public accountant with the accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney.

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  • Education
    • J.D., with honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1988
      • National Tax Moot Court Team
    • B.S., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Accounting, 1983
      • Alpha Society
      • Dayle May Award
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Recognitions
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2022
      • Corporate Law, 2013-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings), 2021
      • Lawyer of the Year - Banking and Finance Law (Chattanooga)
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Chattanooga Bar Associations
    • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Association of Corporate Growth
  • Community Involvement
    • Board Member, Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame
    • Endowment Committee Advisor, University of Chattanooga Foundation
    • Member, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor's Roundtable
    • Member, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee
  • Up Close
    Pat is married with 3 adult children. He is an avid college wrestling fan and golfer.

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