Denise Murphy, PA

Our Areas of Practice Include:

Business Law/Litigation
Whether you are interested in starting your own business, purchasing an ongoing business or its assets, going into business with a friend/relative/associate or dissolving a business, Denise N. Murphy, P.A. has the knowledge and experience to help guide and protect you. Early involvement of an attorney can help avoid costly mistakes and litigation later. Denise N. Murphy, P.A. will counsel you on how to protect your personal assets from business liabilities, help you incorporate, prepare customer contracts (or make them better); buy/sell agreements; operating agreements; and contracts for purchase and sale. Additionally, in the event your business has to resolve a matter with a lawsuit, Denise N. Murphy, P.A. will stand and fight next to you then as well.

Simple Estate Planning
If you or a loved one dies without a Will, the State of Florida will determine your heirs. Make your own estate planning decisions and let Denise N. Murphy, P.A. counsel you and prepare the documents you need and/or want so that you can determine who can act as your power of attorney, health care surrogate, carry out the terms of your will (Personal Representative), and who will be the beneficiary of your estate.   Documents to consider include:

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Trust (Revocable, Irrevocable, Life Insurance, Special Needs)
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • HIPPA Authorization
  • Healthcare Surrogate
  • Living Will (Right to Decline Life Prolonging Procedures)
  • Preneed Guardian Designations
  • Real Property transfers (deeds)


Probate/Will Contests
Denise N. Murphy, P.A. handles all types of probates/estate administrations to make sure your beneficiaries get as much of your estate as possible and allowed by law. Denise N. Murphy, P.A. also handles disputes over assets, disputes over designation of Personal Representative (known as executors in many other states), creditor claims, disputes between beneficiaries and will contests.

Construction Litigation
Whether you own a business in the construction industry (commercial/residential builder; emergency services; restoration or remodeling services; or subcontractor), are a home-owner or commercial building owner, Denise N. Murphy, P.A. has extensive experience in handling billing disputes, lien foreclosures, contract disputes, and construction claims. Denise N. Murphy, P.A. will review your contracts to make sure they are as clear as possible and protect your rights.

Real Estate Purchase/Sale
Denise N. Murphy, P.A. will prepare your contract, review and provide legal counsel on a contract prepared by a realtor, negotiate contract terms, review and provide legal counsel on the termination of contract.


Real Estate Litigation/Disputes
Denise N. Murphy, P.A. handles all types of real estate disputes: including the failure of a Seller to disclose material defects; disputes between neighbors, code violations and more.

Evictions (Commercial & Residential)

Home/Condo Owners Associations
Unfortunately many associations cannot afford to have a property management company or an attorney on retainer. Denise N. Murphy, P.A. will provide guidance and answer questions on association governing documents, the collection of assessments and many other inquiries or disputes. Denise N. Murphy, P.A. will also provide guidance and representation to home/condo owners who believe they are being unfairly treated, do not understand their rights and obligations under the governing documents or believe the association is acting outside its authority or not following its governing documents.

Debt Collections or Defense

General document preparation contracts, leases, property ownership agreements, releases, liens, settlement agreements, etc.


If you are not sure if Denise N. Murphy, P.A. can handle your matter, please contact us.



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We serve Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, the Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County and Polk County.


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