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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP’s Two New Partners

 

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is pleased to announce Attorneys Peter McNulty and Karis North’s promotion to Partner. MHTL is proud to have Attorneys McNulty and North as dedicated members of the firm. Mr. McNulty is one of the firm’s lead attorneys in corporate and real estate law. Ms. North is one of the firm’s lead attorneys in the municipal practice department. Congratulations to both Attorneys McNulty and North.

 

Formerly corporate counsel at a large Massachusetts Community Bank, Mr. McNulty’s practice is primarily focused on corporate and financial transactional work. Mr. McNulty handles the full spectrum of corporate and real estate matters and has assisted clients with entity formation, real estate transactions, mergers, acquisitions and investments, as well as commercial and residential acquisitions and dispositions. Additionally, Mr. McNulty represents and advises various financial institutions on a wide range of topics, including corporate governance, compliance, construction and secured lending, work outs and modifications, bankruptcy and foreclosure, and general litigation. Mr. McNulty graduated from Suffolk University Law School. During his time in school, Mr. McNulty worked at the Massachusetts Catholic Conference as a non-profit lobbyist. Mr. McNulty received his B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and graduated from Dedham High School.

 

Karis L. North has been practicing municipal law for over fifteen years and has more than twenty-five years of experience counseling and resolving complex regulatory and land use matters for her clients. She is currently lead counsel for the Towns of Natick and Mendon, and is the City Solicitor for the City of Newburyport. Her practice is focused on counseling and advocacy on behalf of municipal governments and agencies, and her expertise includes all of the areas necessary to advise a municipal corporation. Ms. North also practices municipal labor law, and is an experienced litigator. Her goal in any matter is to find the right solution for her clients. She engages in creative problem solving to resolve conflicts and has achieved favorable outcomes for her clients in many settings. Ms. North graduated from Cornell University and is a cum laude graduate of Vermont Law School. She provides training and expertise to clients and organizations such as the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyer’s Association (MMLA), MCLE, and the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA). Ms. North is presently President of the MMLA, and served two terms as a member of the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees. She is also active in her community where she served as Chair of the Plymouth County Commission on the Status of Women and was an elected Town of Hull Library Trustee. In 2023, Ms. North was named one of the Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and a Super Lawyer by Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine.

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  Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is pleased to announce Attorneys Peter McNulty and Karis North’s promotion to Partner. MHTL is proud to have Attorneys McNulty and North as dedicated members of the firm. Mr. McNulty is one of the firm’s lead attorneys in corporate and real estate law. Ms. North is one of the firm’s lead attorneys in the municipal practice department. Congratulations to both Attorneys McNulty and North.   Formerly corporate counsel at a large Massachusetts Community Read More

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