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Legal Excellence
for 50 Years.



For over 50 years, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals. We value building long-lasting relationships with our clients and we are dedicated to protecting and preserving what is important to them.
At CPM, we foster collaborative, innovative problem solving and are structured to leverage the expertise of all our staff in order to provide the individual attention our clients have come to expect. Although each of our practice areas addresses its own unique matters, our clients understand that CPM can support multiple legal issues and will serve as a trusted partner through complex business and personal circumstances.

Our Practices

We help our clients weigh risks and make decisions that protect what they’ve
worked hard to build.


Articles & News

As Big Firms Exit Broker Pact, Investors Are Uneasy

  By Paul Sullivan. Originally appeared in the New York Times on January 19, 2018. When a financial adviser leaves a firm, clients often get caught in the middle of what amounts to a messy divorce. A squabble now playing out in the wealth management industry suggests that many of those splits could get messier. […]

Business Law

Potential Pitfalls in Deferred Compensation Plans

By Jordan Butler, Associate, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP   Deferred compensation is an arrangement in which a portion of an employee’s income is deferred and paid out at a later date. A “qualified” deferred compensation plan is one that must comply with the rules and regulations of ERISA (e.g., 401(k) plans). “Nonqualified” plans give employers […]

Articles & News
Business Law

New Tax Audit Rules on Entities Taxed as Partnerships

By Jack C. Butler, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP     As of January 1, 2018, new IRS rules regarding audits of partnerships became effective. These rules, adopted prior to and not part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, apply to any entity or arrangement that is a “partnership” for tax purposes, which […]


How Private Is Your Home in the Age of Alexa?

Alexa. Cortana. Siri. Odds are good that you own devices connected to at least one of these voice-activated digital assistants. A phone in your pocket. A laptop on your desk. Perhaps a smart TV or an Amazon Echo sitting somewhere in your home. Convenient to use, perhaps, but also omnipresent.Read More

Firm News & Events


CPM Partner, Jane Marx, on Columbus Morning show

Date: December 22, 2017, 10 AM | Fox 28 “Good Day Marketplace”
Jane will be talking with show host, Shawn Ireland, about how to discuss estate planning issues with family members and what to look for when choosing an estate planning attorney.

Central Ohio BWPC January Meeting

Date: January 18, 2018, 8:00-9:00 AM | Location : BMI Federal Credit Union, Dublin
“Employment Law Issues”, Alicia Nesline Shaw, Associate, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP;

CPM Partner, Matthew Brown, to present with Tim Jabbour at 2018 International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Midyear Meeting

Date: February 10-15, 2018 | Location : La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA

CPM Partner, Michael A. Smith, and Associate, Jordan Butler, to present at T.E.I Presidents’ Forum

Date: February 21, 2018 | Location : The Fawcett Center, The Ohio State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus