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John B. Murray

September 16, 1940 - March 21, 2021


In Memoriam

John B. Murray was involved in the practice of law for 50 years. During this time, he  represented clients in all types of corporate and commercial transactions, including, but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions; taxable and tax-free reorganizations; and the creation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and estates. Mr. Murray also represented clients in commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and assemblage of sites, acquisition of title through the exercise of eminent domain, negotiations and preparation of leases, restrictive covenants, easements and right of entry agreements.

During the period of 1994-2001, Connell Foley served as General Counsel and, since 2001, as Special Counsel to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Mr. Murray was responsible for all CRDA matters and coordinated the assignment of legal matters to other law firms. He worked closely with state, county, and municipal levels of government within Atlantic County and throughout the State of New Jersey in connection with the review and approval of projects and the structure of financing for such projects, frequently including a public/private effort.


Professional and Community Affiliations 

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member and Chairman, Seton Hall Preparatory School, Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey State Golf Association, Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey Seniors Golf Association, Board of Trustees
  • Spring Lake Golf Club, Board of Trustees

News & Insights


New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers, Inside Jersey magazine (2012)

New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2006)


New York University (LL.M., Taxation, 1967)

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1966)

University of Notre Dame (B.A., Economics, 1963)


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