Kevin M. Murtagh

Kevin M. Murtagh
Senior Partner / Banking & Finance
Boston and New York Offices
617-692-3437 fax

Kevin is co-chair of the firm's Commercial Finance practice, and he is also a member of the firm's executive committee. He regularly practices out of the firm’s Boston and New York offices, representing banks and other financial institutions in structuring and documenting commercial finance transactions on a local, regional and national basis. He handles a broad range of deals for clients, working directly on all aspects of their transactions and also plays a key role supervising and mentoring other attorneys in his practice area.    

The transactions that Kevin handles involve representing single lenders as well as agents in large multi-lender arrangements. In addition, he represents clients which provide working capital loan facilities on an asset-based and cash flow basis, term loan facilities, and financing for other leveraged acquisitions, on a first and second lien basis. Kevin also represents senior and mezzanine real estate lenders nationally in both project finance and construction loan facilities throughout the country.  Kevin also works with clients to resolve problem commercial loans, including workouts and restructurings.   

Kevin regularly attends industry programs and conferences and has also been a featured speaker and program panelist.  In addition, he has done pro bono work for area non-profits such as YouthBuild Boston, an organization founded in 1990 with the goal of providing underserved young people with the support and credentials needed to successfully enter the trades.  

Representative Transactions

  • Counsel to agent in $251 million senior secured borrowing base revolver and term loan facility to a lumber company secured by liens on 90 properties in 21 states
  • Counsel to agent in $160 million debtor-in-possession secured borrowing base revolver and term loan facility to a furniture company
  • Counsel to agent in $95 million senior secured borrowing base revolver and lease line facility to seafood distributor
  • Counsel to agent in $275 million secured revolver and term loan facility to finance the acquisition of a Major League Baseball franchise
  • Counsel to agent in $140 million commercial mortgage warehousing facility and $40 million stock acquisition facility
  • Counsel the restructuring of a mezzanine line of credit secured by pledges of partnership interests in 60 limited partnerships
  • Counsel the foreclosure of membership interest pledge in a mixed use real estate project
  • Counsel a problem loan resolution that lead to the foreclosure of $30 million loan on a hotel project in Southwestern United States
  • Counsel to agent in $800 million commercial mortgage-backed securities loan to a retail company secured by liens on 135 properties in 29 states

In The News

  • Boston finance professionals join together to make a difference - In the spring of 2016, a few Boston corporate finance professionals attending a conference in New York City decided to meet for dinner to spend some quality time catching up. A wide variety of industry topics were discussed, and towards the end of the evening, the importance of the Boston corporate finance professionals giving back to their community became a lively topic of discussion. Soon after, the Boston Corporate Finance Community (BCFC) was founded by Cheryl Carner, Crystal Financial; Ken Frieze, Gordon Brothers; Keith Vercauteren, Wells Fargo and the authors, Ward Mooney, Crystal; and Kevin Murtagh, Riemer & Braunstein LLP.
    The Secured Lender, June 19, 2019
  • Riemer & Braunstein's Kevin Murtagh collaborates to empower at-risk teens - Our partner Kevin Murtagh, and Ward Mooney, who is a pillar of the Boston corporate finance community, recently collaborated to bring together well over 300 members of the Boston corporate finance community to support a deserving Boston non-profit organization, More Than Words. This dinner, intended to be an annual event, raised almost $450,000 for this fine organization and was featured in an article in The Boston Globe.
    The Boston Globe, October 23, 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Boston Bar Association, "Commercial Real Estate Outlook for 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!", February, 2011
  • Real Estate Finance Association, "Understanding Mezzanine Loans in Troubled Times", October, 2009
  • Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Finance Committee (Real Estate Section), "Workouts and Foreclosures", January 2009


American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Commercial Finance Association
Turnaround Management Association


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
State of New York


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Duke University, A.B., 1988