Mr. Miller joined the firm in 2004 as a law clerk while still in law school and has been with the firm ever since. He became a partner in June 2010.
Mr. Miller has a robust “hybrid” legal practice. He has extensive experience representing clients in the real estate and corporate transactional worlds, as well as in a wide array of complicated business litigation matters. Indeed, he often finds himself called upon to represent a transactional client who also becomes involved in litigation, either as a plaintiff or defendant.
Mr. Miller’s litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, typically involving land use, construction defects, trademark, partnership/business-governance problems, condominium and cooperative board issues, and contract disputes in real estate and business contexts. More particularly, he has handled many cases between a landlord and tenant over a commercial lease, between a property owner and contractor over a construction project, and among investors and financial institutions involving financing and investment issues. Mr. Miller litigates in federal and state courts, at both trial and appellate levels, and has also handled cases before a variety of administrative agencies and tribunals. He has tried several cases to verdict.
On the often-related transactional side, Mr. Miller’s practice concentrates on real estate and financing transactions involving both residential and commercial properties. He represents buyers, sellers, developers, investors, landlords, banks and other market participants. Mr. Miller has years’ of experience preparing co-op and condo offering plans; handling corporate restructurings, frequently negotiating and drafting comprehensive operating and shareholder agreements; and conducting due diligence and financial analysis for real estate and land use deals. Mr. Miller often assists clients in negotiating the terms of transactions and then drafts the necessary legal documentation, such as purchase-and-sale agreements, space leases, construction contracts, financing documents, security instruments and the like.
Mr. Miller is adept at, and greatly enjoys, moving between his transactional and litigation work. Like the firm’s practice in general, Mr. Miller’s dual litigation and transactional practices are complimentary, helping him effectively represent the firm’s clients in both areas.
Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
New York State Bar Association
“The Third Series: A Review,” 77 New York State Bar Journal 30, March/April 2005
New York Law School (J.D. 2006)
University of Maryland (B.A. Government and Politics, 2003)