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Sam Murphy focuses his practice on real estate and real estate finance matters with a particular focus on CMBS transactions. He represents various lenders in loan originations and modifications for construction, bridge loan, and permanent financing, as well as CMBS special servicers in connection with workouts, including loan sales, maturity default resolutions, foreclosures, loan payoffs, and sales of REO properties.

Listed among Texas’ top firms for Real Estate in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Ranked among the top firms in the nation in Real Estate in The Legal 500 US 2020 by Legalease

National first-tier ranking and regional rankings in both Dallas and Houston for Real Estate Law in “Best Law Firms” 2020 by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

Prior Employment

  • Legal Assistant, The Law Office of Rocky Haire, 2014-2017
  • Senior Associate, C-III Asset Management, 2011-2014

Honors & Affiliations


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Real Property Law Section
  • Board Member, Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT)
  • Vice President of Education, North Texas Food Bank Young Professionals

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2017, cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law; Article Editor, International Law Review Association; Dean’s Scholarship; Dean’s List
  • B.B.A., 2011, cum laude, B.A., Religious Studies, 2011, magna cum laude, departmental distinction, Southern Methodist University; BBA Scholar; Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honors Fraternity); SMU Distinguished Scholarship; Harmon Endowment Scholarship; Hamilton Research Fellowship Scholar; Isaac Gustave Bromberg Award for Outstanding Works in the Humanities; Robert S. Hyer Society Outstanding Scholar Award; Treasurer, Religious Studies Club


  • Texas

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