Simon Miller concentrates his broad-based federal and state commercial and business litigation trial and appellate practice on representing owners of closely-held businesses in a wide variety of industries in ownership-related disputes.
Often referred to as a “business divorce” lawyer, he routinely represents clients in partnership/corporate dissolution proceedings, business valuation proceedings, shareholder appraisal proceedings, minority shareholder oppression or breach of fiduciary duty actions, joint venture disputes, and surrogate court proceedings relating to family-owned businesses.
Simon has significant experience in the representation of professional associations such as law firms, accounting firms, investment advisory firms, and hedge funds in connection with formation, dissolution, and withdrawal of members from a counseling, negotiating, and, as necessary, litigation standpoint. He also has experience representing investment banks and broker-dealers in employment and trade secret disputes as well as a variety of clients in New York City government administrative proceedings.
As a resolution-oriented litigator, Simon complements his trial-based litigation practice with his work as a mediator. Simon is a member of the panel of mediators for both the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division for New York County and the Southern District of New York. He is also a certified Part 36 receiver.
While in law school, Simon was the articles editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine. Throughout his career, he has authored various articles, including:
- “Test for Applying Fiduciary Exception to Privilege.” (Author, New York Law Journal, Page 6, November 6, 2015)
- “Report on Use of Receivers in Business Dissolution Proceedings, Committee on the Commercial Division.” (Author; New York State Bar Association, Fall 2011)
- “Take a Critical Look at Partner Agreement.” (Co-author;New York Law Journal, Page S-5, January 31, 2000)
- “What Baggage Can Withdrawing Law Partners Carry Out the Revolving Door?” (Co-author; Rhode Island Bar Journal, Vol. 49, No. 4, January 2001)
Outside the Firm
Simon plays an active role in various community groups, including acting as a board member of the Bowery Residents' Committee (“BRC”), a homeless services organization, and previously as vice president of the New York City Department of Education, Community Education Council, District 2.