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Taruna Garg Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Stamford
Email: tgarg@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-653-5410
Fax: 203-653-5444

White Plains
Phone: 914-290-4368

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Connecticut

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Boston University (B.A., cum laude, 1999)

Taruna Garg


Taruna Garg, a partner at Murtha Cullina, is an award-winning commercial litigator whose practice areas include business litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. She has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts. 

Praised by the Connecticut Bar Association for her “strong work ethic,” Taruna brings more than 20 years of experience to her practice and has a deep understanding of banking and finance. She represents business debtors and their directors, officers and employees; secured and unsecured creditors; trustees; creditor committees; insurance companies; and contract counterparties such as landlords, suppliers and vendors.

Taruna’s solutions-focused counsel is invaluable to clients as they navigate a range of complex matters that include out-of-court workouts, liquidations, reorganizations, and Chapter 7, 11 and 15 proceedings. She also advises clients acquiring assets of distressed entities, both in and out of bankruptcy. She is experienced in handling liquidation and reorganization of public and private corporations, and in litigating adversary proceedings involving turnovers, fraudulent transfers, preferences, directors’ and officers’ liability, and mortgage avoidance actions. 

In her litigation practice, Taruna advocates on behalf of individual and corporate clients at every stage of the process — in court, at settlement or in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums. She regularly handles breach of business contract, violation of non-competition agreements, successor liability, lender liability, complex tort and online defamation cases. 

Before joining Murtha in 2006, Taruna represented local businesses for a small law firm. She credits this experience for enabling her to provide creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to complex issues. Today she continues to share her insights on litigation and bankruptcy issues facing small and mid-sized businesses in articles and in speaking engagements throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. 
 

Representative Transactions: 

Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy

  • Counsel to Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees in bankruptcy proceedings involving  industries including: biotechnology, finance, real estate, manufacturing, waste management, and construction
  • Successful chapter 11 liquidation and sale of intellectual property assets of a publicly traded biotechnology company; 
  • Counsel to creditors’ committee and liquidating custodian in bringing claims against directors and officers of Connecticut manufacturing company;
  • Counsel to small business clients in restructuring, workouts, forbearance agreements, and chapter 11 filings under the Small Business Restructuring Act (SBRA)
  • Counsel to landlords and commercial tenants in negotiating lease issues in distressed situations
  • Counsel to numerous Connecticut municipalities in preserving liens for amounts owed by debtor taxpayers. 

Commercial Litigation

  • Successfully handled commercial foreclosure matters on behalf of primary and junior lenders;
  • Successfully defend against and enforcing non-competition clauses in employment agreements in health care and finance industries;
  • Counsel to small businesses on claims in prosecuting and defending against breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and fraud
  • Counsel to companies and executives facing internet defamation and online violation of  privacy 

In 2017, Taruna was recognized by the Fairfield County Business Journal as one of Fairfield County’s Top “40 Under 40” Businesspeople.  Before relocating to Connecticut, Taruna was chosen as a Diversity Hero by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2010) and she was selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as an Unsung Heroine (2009). Taruna was also selected as a “Rising Star” by Boston Magazine.

Taruna earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, cum laude, from Boston University. She graduated from the Boston University School of Law, where she served as an editor with the American Journal of Law and Medicine. 

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Connecticut Bar Association, House of Delegates Section Delegate
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Connecticut Chapter, Board of Directors
  • New York Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association 
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association 
  • 2017 40 Under 40 Award, Fairfield County Business Journal
  • 2012 New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2010 Diversity Hero, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009 Unsung Heroine, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
  • Listed as Connecticut Super Lawyer® in the area of Bankruptcy: Business (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed as Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015-2018 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
Overview

Taruna Garg, a partner at Murtha Cullina, is an award-winning commercial litigator whose practice areas include business litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. She has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts. 

Praised by the Connecticut Bar Association for her “strong work ethic,” Taruna brings more than 20 years of experience to her practice and has a deep understanding of banking and finance. She represents business debtors and their directors, officers and employees; secured and unsecured creditors; trustees; creditor committees; insurance companies; and contract counterparties such as landlords, suppliers and vendors.

Taruna’s solutions-focused counsel is invaluable to clients as they navigate a range of complex matters that include out-of-court workouts, liquidations, reorganizations, and Chapter 7, 11 and 15 proceedings. She also advises clients acquiring assets of distressed entities, both in and out of bankruptcy. She is experienced in handling liquidation and reorganization of public and private corporations, and in litigating adversary proceedings involving turnovers, fraudulent transfers, preferences, directors’ and officers’ liability, and mortgage avoidance actions. 

In her litigation practice, Taruna advocates on behalf of individual and corporate clients at every stage of the process — in court, at settlement or in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums. She regularly handles breach of business contract, violation of non-competition agreements, successor liability, lender liability, complex tort and online defamation cases. 

Before joining Murtha in 2006, Taruna represented local businesses for a small law firm. She credits this experience for enabling her to provide creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to complex issues. Today she continues to share her insights on litigation and bankruptcy issues facing small and mid-sized businesses in articles and in speaking engagements throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. 
 

Representative Transactions: 

Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy

  • Counsel to Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees in bankruptcy proceedings involving  industries including: biotechnology, finance, real estate, manufacturing, waste management, and construction
  • Successful chapter 11 liquidation and sale of intellectual property assets of a publicly traded biotechnology company; 
  • Counsel to creditors’ committee and liquidating custodian in bringing claims against directors and officers of Connecticut manufacturing company;
  • Counsel to small business clients in restructuring, workouts, forbearance agreements, and chapter 11 filings under the Small Business Restructuring Act (SBRA)
  • Counsel to landlords and commercial tenants in negotiating lease issues in distressed situations
  • Counsel to numerous Connecticut municipalities in preserving liens for amounts owed by debtor taxpayers. 

Commercial Litigation

  • Successfully handled commercial foreclosure matters on behalf of primary and junior lenders;
  • Successfully defend against and enforcing non-competition clauses in employment agreements in health care and finance industries;
  • Counsel to small businesses on claims in prosecuting and defending against breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and fraud
  • Counsel to companies and executives facing internet defamation and online violation of  privacy 

In 2017, Taruna was recognized by the Fairfield County Business Journal as one of Fairfield County’s Top “40 Under 40” Businesspeople.  Before relocating to Connecticut, Taruna was chosen as a Diversity Hero by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2010) and she was selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as an Unsung Heroine (2009). Taruna was also selected as a “Rising Star” by Boston Magazine.

Taruna earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, cum laude, from Boston University. She graduated from the Boston University School of Law, where she served as an editor with the American Journal of Law and Medicine. 

Memberships
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Connecticut Bar Association, House of Delegates Section Delegate
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Connecticut Chapter, Board of Directors
  • New York Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association 
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association 
Recognition
  • 2017 40 Under 40 Award, Fairfield County Business Journal
  • 2012 New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2010 Diversity Hero, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009 Unsung Heroine, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
  • Listed as Connecticut Super Lawyer® in the area of Bankruptcy: Business (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed as Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015-2018 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Connecticut
Education
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Boston University (B.A., cum laude, 1999)
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