Chris J. Murphy


Chris J. Murphy focuses his practice on real estate development. A partner in the firm, Chris leads both the Land Use, Zoning and Redevelopment, and Tax Credits and Incentives practice groups.

As the leader of the firm’s statewide Land Use, Zoning and Redevelopment practice, Chris has been involved in transformational development projects throughout New Jersey, and regularly represents institutional developers in connection with obtaining approvals for industrial, mixed-use, multifamily, retail, and commercial projects before local, county, and state boards and agencies.

In addition, Chris leads the firm’s Tax Credits and Incentives practice, where he has helped clients procure close to a billion dollars in tax credits and incentives offered through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and other state and local government agencies.

Chris is the co-author of the Financial Incentives Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey (2019, 4th Edition), published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. His insight on the topic of real estate development has been featured in both regional and national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Real Estate NJ, ROI-NJ, and NJBIZ.

Chris received his law degree from 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
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York