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Catherine J. Furay

Catherine J. Furay

Practice areas:

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Litigation, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt

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About Me

I have extensive experience representing debtors, creditors and committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations.  Informal restructuring and workout agreements are also tools that have been used extensively for the benefit of my clients -- whether debtors or creditors. 

My experience includes both litigation and appellate practice.

I have written and lectured extensively on bankruptcy, creditor rights and ethics.  As an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, I have the opportunity to teach skills that are essential to the practice - writing, oral advocacy, client counseling and negotiations.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 45%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%

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Contact Info

Murphy Desmond S.C.

33 East Main Street, Suite 500
Madison , WI, 53701-2038


WIGood Standing198103/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2009
Presidents Special Service AwardWisconsin State BarN/A
Who's Who In American WomenN/AN/A
Who's Who in American LawN/AN/A
Who's Who in Emerging LeadersN/AN/A
Wisconsin Super LawyersWisconsin Super LawyersN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2000 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1992 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinBoard of Governors1991 - 1994
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Dane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Airadigm Communications INc.Plan confirmation and allowance of claims
In re Grede FoundriesDefended and Settled 5 Preferences

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Publication NameTitleDate
Wisconsin Business Advisor SeriesCollections and Bankruptcy2010
State Bar of WisconsinWisconsin Civil Litigation Forms Manual1995
Wisconsin LawyerDischargeability of Taxes in Bankruptcy1993
Wisconsin Family Law JournalCredit Aspects of Marital Property in Divorce1991

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Wisconsin, StoutN/AMS - Masters1975
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Adjunct ProfessorLawyering Skills2011