February 20, 2021


Newark, NJ, February 22, 2021 – Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP (MSW) is pleased to announce that Christopher A. Khatami and Hannah C. Bartges have joined the firm.

Christopher A. Khatami has joined the firm as Counsel and will concentrate his practice on real estate litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked at a New Jersey-based litigation boutique, where he represented both private and public sector clients in connection with complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts.

He received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Fordham University, where he was a Dean’s List student, Arabic Language Fellowship recipient, and Fulbright Scholar nominee.

Hannah C. Bartges has joined the firm as an Associate and will concentrate her practice on land use and environmental matters. Prior to joining the firm, Hannah worked as an associate in a top New Jersey-based law firm, gaining invaluable experience representing a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses. Prior to entering private practice, she was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in Jersey City’s Law Department where she handled complex issues concerning federal, state, and municipal laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and New Jersey’s Spill Act. Following law school, Hannah served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John M. Deitch, J.S.C., of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Hannah received her law degree, magna cum laude, with a Certificate in Environmental Law from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where she was Acquisitions Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Florida State University.

“We are incredibly excited to have Chris and Hannah join our growing team. Our ability to continue to attract top-level talent is a testament to our vision of building a first-rate boutique law firm focused solely on commercial real estate and development,” says Kellen F. Murphy, the firm’s managing partner.

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP (MSW) is a boutique law firm servicing the commercial real estate and construction industries. Headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, the firm services the commercial real estate and construction industries. 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.