Stephen W. Murphy

  • Lecturer

Stephen Murphy will teach Practical Trust and Estate Administration during the fall semester. Murphy's practice at McGuireWoods in Charlottesville, Va., concentrates primarily on estate planning, trust and estate administration and litigation, and advising business entities. He advises individual and institutional clients on complex estate planning devices, wills, trusts, estates and business entities.

He regularly lectures and publishes on a variety of legal topics related to estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business law, including the use of arbitration clauses in wills and trusts, estate planning for owners of closely held businesses, estate planning for artists, drafting of noncompete agreements and buy/sell agreements, and the formation and transfer of business entities. He is also an adjunct professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he teaches Statutory Interpretation.

Murphy received his J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and received the Ritter Award for "honor, character and integrity."

Education

  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
    2010
  • Ph.D.
    University of Virginia
    2008
  • M.Phil.
    University of Cambridge
    2002
  • B.A.
    University of Maryland
    2001