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Steven L. Miller, Jr.

Steven L. Miller, Jr. has more than 15 years of law firm and corporate counsel experience in commercial real estate matters and business law. Steven splits his time between Greenberg Traurig’s Houston and Orange County offices. In working with our Houston team, Steven’s practice is focused on real estate development, leasing, and the acquisition, disposition, construction, and financing of real estate projects. Steven also routinely serves as local Texas counsel for the delivery of third party legal opinions. Equally comfortable working with local and multinational clients, Steven counsels on real estate issues and strategies to improve and advance business goals. In California, Steven is available to assist GT’s Orange County and Los Angeles Real Estate teams with projects.

Prior to joining the firm, Steven worked as in-house corporate counsel for the world’s largest provider of executive office suites, where he was responsible for legal matters involving marketing, real estate, sales, and telecommunications. Steven has also worked for both a large law firm and a boutique law firm. As a former corporate counsel, Steven provides a pragmatic hands-on approach and understands the importance of maximizing growth potential while minimizing risk.

Concentrations

  • Real estate acquisitions and dispositions
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate leasing
  • Real estate financing
  • Commercial mortgages

Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Represented a large health care provider in the sale, ground lease, and leaseback of professional/medical office buildings on multiple hospital campuses and the acquisition of real property for hospital campus development.
  • Represented a national developer in the development of a multi-building office campus.
  • Represented a performing arts center during its construction, startup activities and ongoing operations, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts, license agreements with resident companies, license agreements with nonresident companies, a garage management agreement, and a restaurant lease.°
  • Represented a nonprofit developer that was developing affordable housing projects by drafting and negotiating partnership agreements with equity investors, leases, financing agreements with municipalities, loan documents with lenders and other ancillary documents.°
  • Represented a petrochemical company in obtaining and providing services and the operation of a chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Represented a liquefied natural gas producer in the acquisition of real property in an industrial office park for development of a multi-liquefier natural gas production and distribution facility.
  • Counseled tenants and landlords in the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases.
  • Provided Texas legal opinions in numerous Texas and multi-state transactions.
  • Counseled in-house clients regarding marketing agreements, sweepstakes, promotions, leases, licenses, estoppels, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, client and vendor agreements, and telecommunication agreements.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Miller prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2013 and 2015
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Former President, ChildBuilders, Board of Directors
  • Founding Member, Colonial Williamsburg National Advisory Council
  • Founding Member, United Way Young Leaders Council

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1998
    • Member, Texas International Law Journal
    • Listed, Who’s Who Among American Law Students
  • B.A., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1993
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
    • General Course, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1992-1993
Zulassung
  • Texas
Admitted in Texas. Not admitted in California. Steven is Of Counsel in Greenberg Traurig's Houston office and a Law Clerk/JD in the firm's Orange County office.
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