Clifford J. Miller

Clifford J. Miller

McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP

Recognized since 1983

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Real Estate Law

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Clifford J. Miller is Co-Founder of the firm, a Senior Member of its Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Business/Real Estate practice group. For more than 37 years Cliff has represented and advised institutions and individuals in a broad and widely varied range of business matters, including the following:

· Structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial and residential real estate development projects, acquisitions and dispositions, including office buildings, resort hotels, mixed-use residential and retail commercial condominiums, residential subdivisions, shopping centers, and theme parks; structuring and negotiating ground leases and tenant leases for the foregoing; negotiating and preparing contracts with architects, engineers, environmental consultants, construction companies, and others for the development of major real estate projects; negotiating and preparing hotel management and technical services agreements for hotels

· Structuring, organizing, and reorganizing limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, corporations

· Mergers and acquisition of operating businesses

· Structuring and negotiating acquisition, construction, long-term, bridge and operating loans and lines of credit for institutional and private lenders and borrowers

· Negotiating and documenting workouts and restructuring of loans for lenders and borrowers

· Negotiating and documenting agreements with actors, musicians, talent managers and agents, and production companies

Cliff served as General Counsel for the PacificBasin EconomicCouncil (PBEC) for over 10 years, during which he advised PBEC on the admission of China to PBEC, and represents companies and individuals based in and/or doing business in China, Japan, and the greater Asia region. Cliff is widely recognized as a creative and innovative problem solver for the Firm’s clients.

  • Five Waterfront Plaza, Building Five, Fourth Floor
    500 Ala Moana Boulevard
    Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Pepperdine University, J.D., graduated 1973
  • University of California - Irvine, B.A. , graduated 1969
Bar Admissions
  • California, The State Bar of California
  • Hawaii, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Sections on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Business Law; International Law and Practice; Law Practice Management - Member
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers - (elected to Membership in 1988)
  • Bar Admissions: U.S. District Court District of Hawaii - 1974
  • Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference - Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Sections on Real Property and Financial Services, Corporations and Securities, International Law - Member
  • L.A. County Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of California, Sections on Real Estate, Business, International Practice - Member
  • Urban Land Institute - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1974

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Real Estate Law
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Preeminent
  • The Best Lawyers in America (25 years+)
  • Chambers USA (America's Leading Lawyers for Business) - Band l (highest ranking) - Real Property
  • Super Lawyers
  • LawDragon 3000 - Top 3000 U.S. lawyers
  • Honolulu Magazine, "Hawaii's Top Lawyers" - Real Estate (20 years+)
  • Who's Who in American Law (25 years+)


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