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“I strive to deliver practical, cost-effective solutions. When litigation is necessary, I aggressively pursue my clients’ interests.”

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 Cullina 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.

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 

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2023-2024)

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Bankruptcy (2018-2019)

  • Listed as a Super Lawyers Connecticut Rising Star® for Bankruptcy (2006, 2009-2010, 2012-2017)

  • 40 Under 40, Fairfield County Business Journal (2017)

  • New Leaders in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune (2012)

  • Diversity Hero, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2010)

  • Unsung Heroine, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (2009)

  • 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 

Areas of Focus