Kellen F. Murphy


Kellen F. Murphy, the firm’s managing partner, focuses his practice on commercial real estate and land use. Kellen works closely with clients through the contracting, due diligence, financing, and closing stages of complex commercial real estate transactions, and regularly helps clients structure real estate holding entities and joint venture agreements. He also represents and advises both landlords and tenants in a wide range of commercial lease negotiations and transactions, including office, industrial, and retail leasing.

Kellen also works closely with the firm’s Land Use, Zoning and Redevelopment team in advising clients through all stages of the real estate development, zoning, and entitlement process. He also represents developers in the negotiation of redevelopment agreements.

Prior to founding Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP, Kellen worked at Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, LLP, one of New Jersey’s oldest and most prominent law firms. He also served as a legal and regulatory advisor to Commissioner Harold J. Wirths at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Kellen received his law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from West Virginia University. He also holds a graduate certificate in labor and employment relations from Rutgers University.

Kellen lives with his wife Cassie and daughters Madeline and Charlotte in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he previously served on the Borough’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • West Virginia University, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit