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Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, General Practice

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About Me

I have been practicing law for approximately 28 years, the majority of which I have focused on estates, trusts and the representation of fiduciaries.


As a result of the diversity of assets in the matters on which I have been counsel or fiduciary, I have from time to time been involved in complex real estate matters, managed substantial portfolios, drafted pre and post-nuptial agreements, assisted in sophisticated estate planning and planning for incapacity, as well as estate litigation and complex accounting.


In order to most effectively serve my clients, I have developed strategic alliances with top professionals from several firms in areas as diverse as real estate, commercial litigation, matrimonial and family law matters, tax law, investment advisors, accountants and many others. This affords me the ability, based upon the client’s needs, to assemble the best team possible - unfettered by the weaknesses or lack of expertise of a single law firm.


I have been very active in the organized bar.  Locally, I have been President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA), one of the largest and most progressive local bar associations in the United States.  At NYCLA I have chaired or co-chaired many committees, including the Committees on the Judiciary, Continuing Legal Education, Civil Court and State Court Facilities. 


At the state and national levels, I have been a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), where I served on its Nominating Committee and served on its House of Delegates for more than a decade.  I have chaired the NYSBA’s Committee on the Unlawful Practice of Law and the Elder Law Section’s Committee on Fiduciaries and Guardianships, in addition to serving as the editor of the Elder law Section newsletter.


I devote a great deal of time to public service and have helped develop several pro bono programs at NYCLA.  Beyond the legal community, I  served as an Election Supervisor in Bosnia and interviewed Kosovar refugees for the International War Crimes Tribunal under the auspices of the ABA’s Central and Eastern Europe Legal Initiative.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    24 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    24 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    24 years
  4. General Practice: 10%
    31 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    31 years



Hourly ($625-850/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Lucas A. Ferrara

    Over the course of the last two decades, I have had the privilege of working with Michael on a number of significant cases. A more sophisticated, intellectual, caring and capable advocate you will not find. I endorse him without reservation.


    Lucas Ferrara Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

1250 Broadway Ste 3800
New York, NY, 10001-3701



FLMember in Good Standing198508/17/2015
NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2002 Pro Bono Publico AwardAmerican Bar Association2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalMichael Miller - Attorney at Law1984 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember-at-Large, Executive Committee2007 - 2008
New York State Bar Association, House of DelegatesMember2006 - 2011
New York State Conference of Bar LeadersChair2003 - 2004
New York County Lawyers' AssociationPresident2002 - 2004
New York Bar FoundationLife Fellow2002 - Present
New York State Bar Association, House of DelegatesMember2001 - 2005
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Nominating Committee2000 - 2004
American Bar AssociationMember, House of Delegates2000 - 2004
New York State Bar Association, House of DelegatesMember1997 - 2000
New York State Bar AssociationMember, House of Delegates1992 - 1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
New York UniversityMetropolitan StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1981