Chris J. Murphy focuses his practice on economic incentive advisory and real estate development. A partner in the firm, Chris has significant experience helping clients secure public real estate and economic development incentives, and representing clients in connection with the procurement of zoning, land use, and other development approvals.
Prior to founding Murphy Partners LLP, Chris was a member of the Lt. Governor’s New Jersey Business Action Center, where he advised businesses and developers through the State’s vast array of economic incentive and financing programs offered through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and other State agencies, including the Grow NJ Assistance Program (Grow NJ) and the Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) Program. In addition, Chris was responsible for helping businesses and developers navigate New Jersey’s complex regulatory processes within various departments.
Prior to his role with the Lt. Governor, Chris worked for Commissioner Harold “Hal” Wirths at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. As manager of statewide strategic initiatives, Chris served as the Department’s direct liaison to external economic development partners, including the NJEDA and Choose New Jersey, and played a key role in the implementation and administration of the State’s workforce development grant and incentive programs used to retain and attract businesses to the State.
For nearly a decade, Chris has served as a trusted advisor to elected officials, policymakers, and others in the political arena. His deep understanding of New Jersey’s political landscape and government institutions, together with longstanding relationships on both sides of the political aisle, have made him a valuable advisor to many.
Chris received his law degree from the Rutgers Law School, and a master’s degree from the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Kean University.
An avid competitor, Chris competed professionally in both ice hockey and boxing prior to starting his career as an attorney.
Rutgers Law School, J.D.
Rutgers University, M.L.E.R.
Kean University, B.A., summa cum laude