• Biography

    Frasher Murphy is chair of the Restructuring Practice Group at Haynes and Boone. Frasher has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2016-2021, as a leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer. Clients told Chambers researchers that he is "steady, practical and hard-working" and able to "assume responsibility in a difficult situation and do an admirable job."

    Over the course of two decades of practice, Frasher has handled numerous complex Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workout matters, and distressed mergers and acquisitions. He also has substantial experience representing both creditors and debtors in Article 9 sale transactions. In his practice, Frasher represents debtors, traditional and nontraditional secured lenders, post-petition lenders, bondholders, asset purchasers and all other types of secured and unsecured creditors.

    One of Frasher’s greatest strengths is his ability to understand his client’s business goal and then craft a targeted legal solution to achieve that business goal. In doing so, he has obtained significant courtroom victories and closed high profile transactions across numerous industries, including oil and gas, real estate, metals and mining, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, healthcare, homebuilding, restaurant and retail, and technology.

    Frasher is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy and restructuring topics, including developing issues in Chapter 11 sale transactions, debtor-in-possession financing, and plan confirmation. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Dallas Bar Association.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1999
    • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1996, cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas