Brett Miller is the Managing Partner of the New York office, a partner in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group, and the co-chair of the Distressed Real Estate Group. He handles chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions, cross-border insolvency matters, bankruptcy-related litigation and insolvency-sensitive transactions. He has represented parties in restructurings in industries such as real estate, transportation, retail, manufacturing, food service, oil and gas, and media.
Mr. Miller’s clients include official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, bank groups, individual lenders, court-appointed fiduciaries, debtors, and investors that focus on distressed situations. His recent assignments include representing Louis Freeh as chapter 11 trustee of MF Global, representing the official committees of unsecured creditors in each of the Pinnacle Airlines, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Hawaiian Telcom restructurings, advising the $4.6 billion Corporate Credit Agreement lender group in the General Growth Properties case, advising Wachovia Bank, N.A. in the Extended Stay Inc. case, and representing Qimonda AG as U.S. restructuring counsel in its chapter 15 case.
Mr. Miller is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a former co-chair of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is listed as a leading lawyer for Bankruptcy & Restructuring in Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers USA 2014 where he is described as “very creative and very responsive” and noted for his ability “to bring people together for a consensual resolution.” Mr. Miller is recommended by Legal 500 US, where sources note his “practice approach” and ability to “lay out choices clearly with appropriate views on risks and opportunities.” He is also listed in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Best Lawyers. Turnarounds & Workouts magazine named him an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” from 2003 through 2006.
Mr. Miller received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1988 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991.