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About me

I have practiced business law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for over twenty-five years.  As a business attorney, I assist businesses with formation and planning; purchases and sales of existing businesses; termination of business entities; commercial leasing matters; and employment matters.  My other focus is on mediation and arbitration, where I help businesses settle disputes outside of the courtroom.

What I enjoy most about being an attorney is helping people transform their hobbies and passions into successful businesses.  Whether I'm helping someone start a restaurant or a software company, I'm always mindful of the goal, which is to take care of the legal aspects of a business pursuit, so my client can focus on growing it.  A lot of people think attorneys can get in the way of a transaction, but my philosophy is just the opposite.  My job is to help a client achieve his or her goal while avoiding potential pitfalls as much as possible. 


Practice areas


  1. Partnership: 20%
  2. LLC: 20%
  3. Franchising: 20%
  4. Corporate: 20%
  5. Business: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Monroe Kellogg Sebree

    I have referred several clients to Jeff and have worked alongside him on several matters. He is very thoughtful and responsive and an excellent lawyer. His PhD in Psychology and business acumen make him an excellent choice for business related mediations as well.


    Michael Sebree Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sam John Polverino

    I endorse this lawyer.Jeff is fully committed to his client's and their needs. He goes above and beyond what is required to acquire a favorable result. I would recommend him unhesitatingly.Sam Polverino


    Sam Polverino Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jeffrey C. Miller

2501 Park Blvd
2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA, 94306


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magna Cum LaudeDartmouth College1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Jeffrey C. Miller1986 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSanta Clara University School Of Law1991 - 1994
Adjunct ProfessorJohn F. Kennedy University School of Law1990 - 1994
Adjunct ProfessorSaint Mary's College1988 - 1996
PartnerLobdell, Miller, and Sher1983 - 1985
Adjunct ProfessorNotre Dame de Namur University1982 - 1983
AssociateJackson, Tufts, Cole & Black1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationChair, Business Law Section2012 - 2015
Santa Clara County Superior Court Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember1997 - 2001
Santa Clara County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering CommitteeMember1995 - 2001
Santa Clara County Superior CourtMediator and Arbitrator1994 - 2015
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Executive CommitteeMember1994 - 2000
American Arbitration AssociationMediator and Arbitrator1985 - 1998
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationTrustee1985 - 1986
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers CommitteePresident1985 - 1986
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers CommitteeSecretary1984 - 1985
Santa Clara County Fee Arbitration CommitteeMember1982 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
BlogLaw Offices of Jeffrey C. Miller2015
Contra Costa Business MagazineWhat Every Business Should Know About Legal Disputes1990
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Using Mediation to Resolve Legal Disputes1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Dartmouth CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PAABA Business Law SectionWhen a Business Interest Ends Up in Family Court2013
PAABA Business Law SectionLLCs v. S-Corps2013
PAABA Business Law SectionBuy/Sell Agreements2012
Los Altos-Mountain View Board of RealtorsAlternative Dispute Resolution in Real Estate Disputes1997
KiwanisEffective Use of Arbitration and Mediation in Business1995
Annual Meeting of the San Francisco Association of Legal AssistantsWhat Are the Alternatives in Alternative Dispute Resolution?1994
Santa Clara County Bar Trial Lawyers AssociationEffective Use of Arbitration1988
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationEvaluation, Negotiation, Settlement, and Alternative Dispute Resolution1987
Menlo Park Chamber of CommerceUtilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution in Business Matters1987
State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Governing CommitteeAlternative Dispute Resolution in Civil Cases1985
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel SectionThe Use of Mini-Trials and Arbitrations in the Context of Corporate Disputes1985
Santa Clara County Barristers ClubForms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Their Impact on the Legal System1984