Miller Law Offices, PLLC

MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC is a general practice law firm with an emphasis in Civil and Commercial Litigation in New York. We are corporate and general counsel, handling transactional and litigation matters, to a numerous businesses in a variety of fields located in New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk Country.

Our Practice Areas

Real estate transactions and related disputes require immediate legal representation. We are advocates who attends to every detail of a purchase or sale. MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC also represents clients whose anticipated deals have resulted in litigation rather than closings. MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC appears often in landlord-tenant matters such as holdover and non-payment proceedings or other similar disputes.
Our attorneys have many years of experience with matters related to residential and commercial leases. We not only draw up lease agreements for residential and commercial property owners, but we also review leases that we did not create. In both residential and commercial lease matters, our lawyers provide lease agreement negotiation.
Commercial litigation is a broad topic that covers any legal issues that may arise in business, such as contract disputes, real estate problems, construction issues, business licensing, trade regulation, securities concerns, product liability, employment issues, environmental concerns, owner disputes, creditor and collections issues, and many more. Our attorneys have achieved a record of success in high-stakes commercial litigation, as well as in stepping in and assisting in resolving disputes absent the need for Court intervention.
MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC has represented both private lenders and property owners in the foreclosure and reclamation of titled assets. We are well versed in replevin, attachment and mortgage foreclosure matters. In today’s market, Loss Mitigation is also an important alternative to foreclosure. MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC is experienced in Loss Mitigation procedures now in place at most lending institutions. We work closely with clients to structure loan modifications, assumptions, forbearance agreements, deeds-in lieu of foreclosure, and short-sale facilitation.
Lawyers are duty bound to provide legal services with the requisite skill, fairness, honesty and integrity. Attorneys may breach these standards, either by intentional conduct or as a result of negligence. To succeed with a legal malpractice claim, the following must typically be etsablished: (1) an attorney-client relationship existed; (2) the lawyer breached a duty owed to the client; and (3) the lawyer’s wrongdoing caused harm to the client. If you believe that you may be the victim of legal malpractice, MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC stands ready to help.
A broker who successfully brings together a buyer and seller of real property, business or some other personal property (such as a Rembrandt or Bansky painting) may be entitled to a ‘commission’. The commission is often an agreed upon percentage of the purchase price which, at common law, may be earned even if the does not materialize. A lawsuit by a broker for unpaid commissions can be complicated by many factors, including finger-pointing between the buyer and seller and different contractual venues to adjudicate the dispute(s). MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC have helped prospective buyers negotiate broker’s agreements. We have also represented brokers, buyers and sellers after claims have been asserted. MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC has defended and prosecuted the disputes in arbitration and court.
Commercial Collections Law is a core part of the MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC’s legal practice. We have experience in aggressively pursuing the payment of receivables. We are committed to providing exceptional service, and will evaluate your situation to determine and pursue the best course of action.
As a consequence of Mr. Miller’s personal interest in the clergy, MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC offers legal services to clergy and congregations of all faiths in matters of employment, including contract negotiations, benefits, severance and retirement. Our goal is to give the legal help and the professional support needed during transitional times which can often be stressful to the clergy and congregation. While we strive for amicable resolutions of disputes, we also provide legal representation to both clergy and congregations when litigation ensues. Mr. Miller has also lectured on a wide variety of legal and ethical issues concerning clergy matters.
MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC has broad experience representing clients in cases involving construction law. Whether it be filing construction liens (an interest in the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property), suing in court for breach of contract, representing parties in arbitration, or even simply researching a contractor and reviewing a construction contract, MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC is here to help clients in all aspects of construction law.
Whether you have been sued or need to file a lawsuit to protect your business interests, you need an experienced trial lawyer on your side. Business litigation can range from simple breach of contract cases when a customer refuses to pay an invoice, to complex fraud and trade secret court cases, and myriad other types of actions in between. Similarly, MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC advises both employers and employees in connection with employment related litigation. We help clients avoid employment litigation, but when there is no other course, we defend our clients with experience and expertise.
We help individuals and families plan the transfer of their wealth and settle the estates of deceased loved ones. At MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC, we endeavor to provide professional competence, but to treat each and every client with kindness and concern. We never lose sight that the matters we have been entrusted to handle are deeply personal and confidential.
In the courts of appeal, it is critical that parties be represented by lawyers who craft top-quality briefs and present persuasive oral arguments. That is precisely what MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC does. We represent clients seeking to correct errors of trial court judges and to change the law by persuading appellate courts to overturn lower court decisions or to expand or change the interpretation of statutory law.
Starting a new business can be an exciting opportunity, but one that carries with it host of potential legal issues such as liability, taxation (income, estate, sales), asset protection, estate planning, succession planning, and the business plan. MILLER LAW OFFICES, PLLC has many years of experience in assisting clients with business formation and the on-going transactions such as contracts, employment agreements, leases and business agreements.

Miller Law Offices Arbitration has prosecuted and defended many claims in arbitration.  Indeed, Jeffrey Miller serves on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution forum. Instead of using the court system, the parties agree to have their case decided by an impartial arbitrator who acts as judge and jury (but not executioner). The general rule is that absent an agreement to arbitrate or a statute (law) compelling arbitration, a party cannot be forced to arbitrate a dispute. Construction agreements and broker commission agreements are among the types of agreements that often contain enforceable arbitration clauses.

Arbitration is a private enterprise.  As a result, no public record is produced, something that many litigants find particularly comforting.  The flip side of the private nature of arbitration is that to be enforceable, an arbitration award must be ‘confirmed’ by a court, thereby rendering it a judgment.  Another consequence of the private character of arbitration is that the parties must pay the arbitrator and the sponsoring organization, unlike the court system where parties are strongly discouraged from paying a judge or jury. 

Despite the administrative costs, arbitration is usually more cost effective than litigation because the process is much more informal.  This is especially true with regards to discovery and conferences.  Arbitration also tends to produce results much quicker than the slower-paced court system.   Finally, a party’s right to appeal an arbitration award is much more limited than a litigant’s right to appeal an adverse decision of a Judge.  Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing is case-specific and can only be determined with 20-20 hindsight, after the award has been rendered.

Transactional Law includes contract drafting and negotiations, real estate transactions (commercial and residential) and general corporate law.  In the corporate arena, we help clients with incorporation and we prepare customized operating agreements, partnership agreements, and by-laws. We also help clients understand and navigate their rights, obligations and remedies in connection with hiring and terminating employees. We have represented buyers and sellers of many different kinds of businesses, each with its own unique and varied concerns.

Miller Law Offices, PLLC provides legal advice and professional services in connection with transactional legal work. Transactional law is varied and complex, and even in the best of circumstances, transactional work can be a minefield with unanticipated consequences. Agreements are generally not “iron clad”; even well crafted contracts can wind up in litigation.

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Cool Quotes

Beware of a client who’s suing on principle and paying by the hour. He rarely gets his money’s worth.”
Pete Morin, Diary of a Small Fish

“A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.”
Mario Puzo, The Godfather

“Free advice is worth the price.”

“It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.”
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, U.S. Supreme Court

“Never give advice in a crowd.”
Arabic Proverb

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.  It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
Mark Twain