January 2, 2024

MSW Expands Commercial Real Estate Practice with Addition of New Attorneys

Newark, NJ – January 8, 2023 – Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP (MSW) is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Matthew Gilson and Brian Kim to its growing commercial real estate practice.

Matthew E. Gilson has joined the firm as Partner and will focus his practice on land use, zoning, and redevelopment matters. As part of the firm’s statewide Land Use, Zoning and Redevelopment practice group, Matt will represent clients in all aspects of the development approval process, helping developers, landowners, and tenants secure approvals for industrial, mixed-use, multifamily, and commercial projects before local, county, and state boards and agencies. Prior to joining MSW, Matt was a partner at a New Jersey-based full-service law firm. He received his law degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark, and his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University, where graduated cum laude.

Brian Kim has joined the firm as Counsel and will focus his practice on transactional commercial real estate matters, supporting the firm’s Real Estate Finance and Distressed Real Estate practice groups. In this role, Brian will represent national, regional, and community banks, private lenders and debt funds in mortgage finance, commercial credit, and asset-based finance matters. As part of the Distressed Real Estate practice, he represents borrowers, lenders, and special servicers in connection with loan workouts and modifications, loan sales, and REO sales. Brian received his law degree from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University.

“We are incredibly excited to have Matt and Brian join our growing team. While 2023 was a complicated and uncertain year for many in the commercial real estate legal industry, MSW was able to maintain continued growth, hiring highly talented and dedicated professionals with the ability to service our diverse client base. We believe that Matt and Brian will be great additions to our team, and look forward to continued growth throughout 2024,” says Chris J. Murphy, a founding partner of the firm.

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in commercial real estate and development matters. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, the firm was founded to provide effective, efficient, and creative legal services to meet the distinctive needs of our clients. Through the development of comprehensive legal strategies, our team works tirelessly to create a blueprint for success and advance our clients’ interests in every matter.