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Yoram Miller

Senior Counsel

212-922-9250 ext 237

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Yoram Miller is Counsel in Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP’s Litigation Groups.

For over twenty-five years, Mr. Miller has been successfully representing clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations, mediations, internal investigations and settlement negotiations. He is a commercial litigator with expertise in contract, real estate, corporate, securities, fiduciary duty, intellectual property and professional malpractice disputes. Mr. Miller takes pride in getting the best possible results for clients as cost-efficiently as possible.

Mr. Miller has extensive experience in all phases of litigation from pleadings, temporary restraining orders, and preliminary injunctions through discovery, motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, trials, appeals and enforcement. Mr. Miller’s successes in the courtroom include his work on two-attorney trial teams that won two $20 million judgment against a prominent real estate developer after a three-month bench trial, defeated an application for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented a former general counsel of patent holding firm from starting new job, and obtained a jury verdict for a French university in a federal trial over the ownership of online courses.

Mr. Miller also advises clients in the financial services, real estate, telecommunications, entertainment and other sectors on a broad range of subjects, including corporate governance, GDPR and privacy laws, creditor rights, and the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Mr. Miller began his career at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP before becoming a partner at the litigation boutique Shapiro Forman Allen & Sava LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miller practiced at Allen Miller LLP, a firm he co-founded.

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Part of a two-attorney team that represented a major monoline insurer in suit against J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. seeking in excess of $1 billion in damages for alleged mismanagement of an investment portfolio.  Shortly before trial commenced, the trial court granted Ambac summary judgment on one of the core issues in the case.  The action was settled on confidential terms during trial.
  • Advised sponsor of Manhattan condominium project on corporate governance, bankruptcy, Martin Act and fiduciary duty issues.
  • Caused all claims to be dismissed against limited partnership and its general partners accused of breaching partnership agreement and fiduciary duties by investing the all partnership assets in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.
  • Defended former branch manager of brokerage firm in 11-day arbitration in which all claims against him were dismissed and he was awarded sanctions against the claimant.
  • Part of two-attorney team that successfully defended Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of international brokerage and clearing service provider against securities fraud claims.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for customer of prominent online brokerage firm in $10 million FINRA arbitration customer commenced claiming order placed by mistake should not have been executed.
  • Obtained favorable settlement securing rights of company that sued to enforce rights to half the profits from a billboard in Times Square after defeating a motion to dismiss.
  • Part of litigation teams that defended the Pokémon and COHIBA trademarks.

EDUCATION

  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1997).
  • Lehigh University (B.A., 1994).

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan