Sean P. Murphy Featured in Vanguard Legal Magazine

Sean P. Murphy – The St. James

A legal game-changer in the sports and entertainment industry


Written by: Neil Cote

Produced by: Liz Fallon & Andrew Melson


An exercise in futility? It might have initially felt that way for Sean P. Murphy during the spring of 2020.

As the new general counsel of a comprehensive sports, wellness and entertainment business in Springfield, Virginia, he submitted two applications to the federal government for Paycheck Protection Program relief. COVID-19 having forced The St. James to temporarily close its 450,000 square-foot facility, Murphy thought PPP would be a slam-dunk, and the bank that processed the applications perceived the same.....