• North Carolina Central University School of Law – J.D.
  • Wake Forest University – B.A.
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • International Law Committee
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Gaston Innovation Group (TechWorks) – Board, Secretary
  • Go Global NC – Board
  • Gastonia Sister Cities – Board
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar

Nicole Murphey focuses her practice on business needs, including commercial contracts and employment law. Nicole joined the Forrest Firm after practicing with an international law firm where she assisted global corporations, SMEs and entrepreneurs with commercial transactions and employment matters.

In her transactional practice at the Forrest Firm, Ms. Murphey handles business matters such as supply and distribution contracts, framework agreements, licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, general terms and conditions, sales and procurement contracts, and business formation. In her employment practice, Nicole focuses on management-side concerns such as independent contractor and employee documents, executive employment, company handbooks and internal policies, termination of employment, severance agreements, enforcement of non-competition clauses and other restrictive covenants.

In 2007, Ms. Murphey began practicing at the Atlanta-based law firm of Byrne, Davis & Hicks PC and served as the firm’s first employee in its Charlotte, NC location. She worked exclusively in the firm’s international business practice group, representing German, Swiss, and Austrian parent companies and US subsidiaries across multiple industries. In 2011, she joined the Charlotte office of BridgehouseLaw LLP, where she continued to represent foreign-owned businesses and advised them on expansion and investment in the US market, creation of corporate subsidiaries, commercial transactions, general liability issues and employment matters. She has extensive experience working with multinational corporations, guiding both in-house counsel and external teams through complex dealings. In particular, Nicole has advised domestic and foreign clients with operations in USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China and South Africa.

Nicole Murphey is originally from Gastonia, North Carolina and was part of the city’s first Sister Cities exchange program to travel to Gotha, Germany in 1994. Throughout high school and college, Nicole continued her studies in Aachen, Germany and Vienna, Austria and developed a love for foreign language and culture. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in German in 2003 from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a minor in International Studies. She graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2006 with a juris doctor degree.