The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Sam Murphy has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Literacy Instruction For Texas (“LIFT”).
Mr. Murphy is an Associate in the Firm’s Dallas office and a member of the Real Estate and Banking Practice Group. He focuses his practice on real estate and real estate finance matters with a particular emphasis on CMBS transactions. Mr. Murphy received his J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2017. He received a B.B.A., cum laude, in Management and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University in 2011. Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, he served as a Senior Associate at C-III Asset Management.
In addition to his involvement with LIFT, Mr. Murphy is an active member of the Young Professionals Committee of the North Texas Food Bank where he currently serves as VP of Education. He is also a member of the Real Property Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association and a member of the State Bar of Texas.
In 1961, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Greater Dallas Section, founded LIFT in response to concern over the illiteracy rate among adults in the Dallas area. The goal was to create and support an organization that would offer free and easily accessible classes so that functionally illiterate adults could learn to read and write English. Since 1961, over 45,000 low-literate adults have learned to read at LIFT. Today, with the help of more than 330 volunteers, LIFT continues to enhance lives and strengthen communities by teaching adults to read. To learn more, visit https://lift-texas.org.