Partner – Milwaukee & New York

MWH Jennifer Pflug Murphy


735 N. Water Street, Suite 610, Milwaukee, WI 53202
P: (414) 436-0353 / F: (414) 436-0354

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I concentrate my practice in the areas of public finance, commercial lending, real estate, and corporate transactions. For over 25 years, I have served as bond, bank, disclosure, borrower’s and underwriters’ counsel in hundreds of tax-exempt and taxable bond financings. My experience includes service as counsel in general obligation and revenue bond financings on behalf of government agencies, transportation authorities, educational facilities, housing agencies, non-profit entities, qualified hospital and health facilities, and airport authorities.

I also have extensive experience in real estate transactions, including the sale, acquisition, finance, condemnation, development, and leasing of real property. I represent sellers, buyers, lenders, landlords, and tenants. I provide advice and counsel to private and public entities on major development/construction projects, including property acquisition, condemnation, environmental, drafting and negotiating construction contracts, MBE/WBE Initiatives, zoning, special use permits, and other governmental approvals.

In corporate transactions, I provide advice and counsel to lenders and borrowers in major secured and unsecured transactions. I assist a variety of large, multi-national corporations, privately held companies and non-profit entities with drafting and negotiating a broad array of contracts and agreements including, but not limited to: vendor agreements, capital equipment and purchase agreements, professional service agreements and licensing agreements. I represent global manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of commercial transactions; develop and negotiate management contracts, Statements of Work and Purchase Orders; provide guidance on delegation and implementation processes; create templates and form agreements; provide on-going analysis and strategy for continuous improvement; and I evaluate business and legal risks to guide my clients to effective and efficient risk management plans.

I am lead outside counsel for a number of international companies. In this role, I provide assistance in drafting, negotiating and closing agreements for IT services related to technical infrastructure, corporate reporting functions, data collection and analysis, cloud computing, outsourced services, employee colocation and vendor services.

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • New York State Bar
  • “Capital Campaigns and Tax-Exempt Financing” WHEFA Conference (March, 2014)



  1. University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
  2. Marquette University, B.A., Minor in Business Administration


  1. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wisconsin

License Date: 6/17/1992


  1. 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law
  2. 2011 Woman in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal


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