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Posted by Barbara
I hired Miller to help me with a landlord issue.
He was terrific. Professional, accommodating and very on top of things.
We discussed my options and came to a decision that worked out perfectly for me.
I was very satisfied and wold definitely recommend Miller to anyone who asks.
Posted by anonymous
I had the fortunate experience of being represented by my attorney, Mr. Miller Hall. Most people have heard by now through all of the news media, about the many criminal landlords in NYC who are pushing the working class people out of their rent stabilized apartments. I am one of those unfortunate individuals who had this awful, traumatic experience. As a result of illegal demolition to my building, I was forced to vacate my apartment, which is a common tactic for these landlords to get rent regulated tenants out. From what I had been told, it could take years to get back in possession of my apartment.
Fortunately, I found Mr. Miller Hall to represent me. He was knowledgeable about these extreme situations, and I found his confidence very reassuring. He always informed me of all the possibilities, even the ones that might not work in my favor. I didn't have much experience with consulting and hiring attorneys, but I felt Miller Hall would be the best person to represent me in this case. Thankfully, I made the wisest choice of my life. After only 3 months, Mr. Miller Hall successfully got me back in possession of my apartment. He was always professional, consistent, reliable, and compassionate about my circumstances. He made several court appearances on my behalf, and kept me informed about all of the details regarding the status of my case. He always made me feel like my case was a priority.
If you're seeking an experienced attorney who has the knowledge, skills, and competency to deal with housing and landlord/tenant issues, then you want to hire Mr. Miller Hall.
Posted by anonymous
My wife and I hired Miller Hall in early 2015 to handle what should have been an easy civil case from a long time harassing landlord (well documented as noteworthy for his viciousness, unwillingness to negotiate, refusal to fix even potentially dangerous conditions, and nasty tenacity).
My wife was a tenant in a 2 bedroom in the building for quite a few years before we met, and together we organized and held regular dinners, get-togethers, community events and the like, which were greatly appreciated by other residents and staff in the building... we loved them and they loved us! Even though it was an old lease, somehow our rent was only about 20% below market. Given our age (she is just shy of 70) we were happy to be in an environment of both young and old neighbors and staff we could trust, who could count on us as we could them.
In the first meeting Miller Hall's assistant ushered us into his office and said he was on his way and should be here in a few minutes, so my wife took the opportunity to use the ladies room. I took a seat as offered, and a few seconds later Mr. Hall entered and asked how can he help. I began by saying that ever since the building went co-op the LL has been harassing her, and filled in the details as I knew them: the building had gone co-op many years ago; the LL wanted to sell the last remaining units; just before I met her and sometime in the late 90's she won an harassment suit against the LL; he was forbidden by the court to directly contact her for many years; when that restriction ran out he started again with wild accusations, all of which were easy to prove baseless. I reported that this was annoying but manageable until a few days before when late on a Saturday our apartment door was plastered with multiple 7 day eviction notices.
When my wife returned to the room she said that the building went co-op and his inside offer was higher than the the outside price, that at the time she was a single mother, and so choose to stay on as a renter.
Miller started by giving us a laundry list of what to do, including convincing us that she & I needed to intentionally be adversaries, and that neither of us should participate in the court appearances. When we asked for an explanation he said "trust me."
Over the next several months he did build her trust by being nearly constantly in contact, updating what he was going to do, and asking her opinions. She was very happy for these communications, and felt secure with this professionalism.
A few months later (and after 2 court dates) he came back to her with the LL proposed agreement, which was so very restrictive it was truly laughable. It required that she not have dinner guests, must have written approval for a family member to visit, and a dozen or more impossible to swallow requirements. When we showed this to my attorney (remember, he convinced us to be intentional adversaries) he instructed us to photocopy the court docket, get the court audio recording and return to him.
These documents showed misrepresentation, obfuscation, skipped deadlines, incomplete court answers and more that she & I did not understand. The audio recording revealed his bizarre courtroom shenanigans: arguing against the verifiable facts of the case by insisting to the judge that the building was not a co-operative.
It was clear from the recording that the judge characterized the LL case as being without merit, but also clear that Mr. Hall lost all reasonable credibility in the courtroom. The judge even alluded to my wife's not being in the courtroom as his only reason to continue the case.
And Miller's refusal to work with my attorney only lowered my opinion of Miller Hall.
We were forced to move.
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