The law firm’s attorneys specialize in many forms of business and corporate legal issues. From business and corporate law to workers’ compensation issues, you will find that Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. is the law firm best suited to serve you. Please choose any link below to find out more about a practice area and the law firm’s experience in that area.


Administrative Law

Administrative Law is a branch of public law that is concerned with the legal control of decisions and actions of governmental agencies and officials, and those of non-governmental bodies which affect the public.  Administrative Law deals with governmental and non-governmental regulation – at federal, state and local government levels – which impacts on most areas of life.  Notable examples include social security, education, immigration, broadcasting and television, public sector employment, industry and commerce, exploration and mining, ownership and use of property, occupational licensing, town planning and the environment.


Bankruptcy and Divorce

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C.’s lawyers have extensive debtor-creditor experience. The firm’s lawyers represent creditors in Chapter 7,11, and 13 relief proceedings. The firm’s lawyers have successfully obtained judgments against debtors for the fraudulent conveyance of property to avoid creditors. Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. also represents companies seeking Federal Bankruptcy Act protection under Chapter 11 during an economic downturn or straight liquidation. In addition, the law firm’s attorneys represent individuals who are forced to seek federal bankruptcy protection when their personal circumstances prevent them from paying their obligations.


Business Law

The law firm represents a broad clientele, from small and emerging businesses to large farming enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, including manufacturers, distributors, internet and service operations in all consumer and business areas. Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. provides legal services in the areas of transactions, commercial litigation, and intellectual property. The law firm’s attorneys represent every kind of business organization and serve as corporate and general counsel for a number of recognized companies throughout Michigan. Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. provides counsel on executive compensation and employment law issues. The firm’s attorneys also represent a number of non-profit organizations in administration, government compliance, and governance.


Civil Litigation

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. provides the highest quality of written and oral advocacy at every phase of the litigation process. The law firm’s litigators represent businesses and individuals in a diverse range of controversies and have extensive experience in negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and formal court procedure. The law firm’s attorneys are experienced in complex litigation matters and have successfully defended cases seeking millions of dollars in damages. Conversely, the law firm’s attorneys have won complex civil cases with damages in excess of one million dollars on behalf of plaintiffs. Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. also is experienced in federal and state appellate practice.


Employment Law

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. attorneys provide counsel both to employers and employees on a wide range of employment issues including discrimination, wrongful termination, dismissal, executive compensation, employment policies and employee privacy in the workplace. The law firm has extensive experience in labor-management relations including collective bargaining and grievance procedures in both public and private sectors.


Entertainment Law

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. has represented and advised entertainment related clients for over ten years in such areas as motion picture, radio and television broadcasting, theater, sports, music, and publishing. The law firm is experienced in negotiating and drafting producer, writer, director, and talent agreements, and has served as production and legal counsel on nationally broadcast programs and independent feature films. The law firm’s lawyers also represent on-air broadcast talent in negotiating personal service agreements with television and radio broadcasters. Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. prepares equity financing documents for entertainment related projects. The law firm’s attorneys have negotiated various producer and talent agreements for programs on PBS, cable and the Discovery Network. Our attorneys also represent various producers with episodic series in development and broadcast on cable television. Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C.’s attorneys have negotiated script sales to Los Angeles and Toronto producers on behalf of screenwriters and represented writers and publishers in negotiating the acquisition of manuscripts.


Estate Planning and Family Law

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. has qualified lawyers to assist its clients in estate planning and estate and trust administration. Our law firm can create an estate plan to avoid probate and reduce estate taxation. Family limited partnerships, and revocable, irrevocable and life insurance trusts are just some of the tools used to assist the client in proper estate planning. In addition, the firm’s litigation lawyers aggressively protect clients’ interests when they are confronted with marital separation or divorce.


Insurance Defense

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. provides insurance defense to major corporations, leading insurance companies and small businesses throughout Michigan in the areas of automobile, casualty, premises and product liability, and liquor liability insurances.


Municipal Law

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. represents municipalities all across Michigan including townships, library districts, transit authorities, and water & sewer districts. The law firm drafts municipal ordinances and handles code enforcement; advises on corporate governance matters, zoning, open meetings, and labor-management issues including negotiating collective bargaining agreements; and acts as general counsel to the municipality or governmental unit.


Workers’ Compensation

Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. has a long and successful history of defending workers’ compensation cases for both employers and their insurance carriers statewide. The defense of such claims includes thorough review of medical and employment records, independent medical examinations and interviews with fellow employees. Murphy & Spagnuolo, P.C. has support staff, including private investigators to assist counsel and the client in the investigation of facts surrounding the worker’s claims.