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Christopher R. Murray

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Managing Member

Associate

Associate

Associate

Of-Counsel

Christopher R. Murray

Managing Member

BIOGRAPHY:

Christopher Murray is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School (JD, cum laude) and University of Delaware (BA). He is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Murray is a founding member of the Alternative Finance Bar Association and a member of its board of directors. Prior to founding Murray Legal, PLLC, he represented commercial creditors at two prominent boutique commercial litigation firms in New York.

 

 

Mr. Murray has litigated over one hundred cases on behalf of non-bank commercial finance companies.  Mr. Murray regularly represents clients with regard to loans, factoring, receivables purchases and merchant cash advance transactions.  He is also an experienced appellate litigator, having litigated and defended against multiple appeals in state and federal courts.

 

 

Mr. Murray regularly represents: commercial clients in litigation, mediation, and arbitration; receivables purchasers and commercial lenders against breach of contract, fraud, UDAAP, and RICO claims; merchant cash advance clients pursuing breach of contract claims; claims against former employees and contractors for breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements; and creditors in actions and special proceedings challenging collections and judgment enforcement. Mr. Murray also represents clients in various corporate and regulatory matters.

EDUCATION:
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School (JD, cum laude)
  • University of Delaware (BA)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Alternative Finance Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Phillip Spinella

Associate

BIOGRAPHY:

Phillip Spinella is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and Georgetown University.
He is admitted to practice law in New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Prior to joining Murray Legal, PLLC, as an associate at two prominent nationwide law firms, he gained a wide-ranging experience while working on a variety of cases in federal and state courts, including, for example, a securities class action litigation in federal district court, a product-liability multi-district litigation, representing a global electronics manufacturer in unfair competition litigation, and representing an accounts-receivable factor in federal district court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

EDUCATION:
  • Cornell Law School
  • Georgetown University

Andrew Kamins

Associate

BIOGRAPHY:

Andrew Kamins is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Duke University.  Prior to law school, Mr. Kamins served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, where he graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power Program.  Before joining Murray Legal, PLLC, Mr. Kamins worked at two prominent international law firms litigating complex commercial disputes and advising clients on regulatory compliance. Mr. Kamins has experience litigating in state and federal court, and has argued appeals in front of state and federal appellate courts.  Mr. Kamins is currently admitted to the Washington State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

EDUCATION:
  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD, magna cum laude)
  • Duke University (BA)
  • United States Navy Nuclear Power Program
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Washington State Bar Association

Adam Nichols

Associate

BIOGRAPHY:

Adam Nichols is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law and The George Washington University.  He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Prior to joining Murray Legal, PLLC, Adam served as an Associate General Counsel for an alternative finance company where he litigated breach of contract matters on behalf of the company.  Prior to that, Adam represented creditors in the Tri-State area in consumer and commercial collection litigation and enforcement proceedings, including hundreds of matters on behalf of a major utility company for damages occurring during the course of construction.  Adam has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation across diverse areas of law, both in and out of the courtroom.  He has tried cases to verdict in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and argued numerous appeals before the Appellate Division. 

 

Adam focuses his efforts on representing sales based financing companies, but he also takes great pride in performing pro bono work. 

EDUCATION:
  • University of San Francisco School of Law (JD)
  • George Washington University (BA)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Alternative Finance Bar Association

Patrick Siegfried

Of-Counsel

BIOGRAPHY:

Patrick Siegfried is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School (JD) and University of Arizona (BA).  He is admitted to practice law in New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Utah.  Patrick is a founding member of the Alternative Finance Bar Association and a member of its board of directors.  He has over a decade of experience working in commercial law, commercial contract drafting and review, debt collection, and regulatory compliance.  Patrick’s background working in-house at a prominent SMB finance company has given him a unique understanding of clients’ needs and the ability to provide clients with practical solutions.  In addition to his legal work, Patrick is passionate about supporting his local community. He is an active member of several local business and community organizations in Maryland.