A. Darren Miller

Darren Miller focuses his practice on real estate construction and development and other transactional matters. He leads the firm’s New York Alcoholic Beverage team and is a member of the firm’s Campus Infrastructure & Community Development team.

What do you focus on?


I represent owners, developers and lenders in structuring, negotiating and interpreting EPC, design-build, design construction and equipment purchase contracts for projects ranging from apartment complexes, shops and manufacturing facilities to more specialized buildings such as breweries, hospitals, museums and schools.

I enjoy just how tangible the work I do is. Although I’m not physically swinging the hammer, I help to build things and the results of my work can be seen, touched and experienced.

Commercial real estate

In addition to my construction practice, I represent clients in structuring and negotiating a variety of commercial real estate transactions, from acquisitions and sales to leases.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’m following the continuing growth of experiential venues, particularly in the alcoholic beverage industry. Building unique destination– type breweries, wineries, tap rooms, and tasting facilities, creates a number of interesting legal challenges for producers as they look to protect what makes them different to consumers. I’m also following the ongoing movement to restore, rehabilitate, and reuse existing buildings with unique characteristics. Doing so brings unique challenges from a construction and design perspective but can lead to incredible rewards for owners and developers willing to take the plunge.

Representative Construction Matters

  • Represented international alcoholic beverage company in the negotiation of design, engineering, construction and equipment purchase contracts for three major brewery facilities
  • Represented clients in negotiation of design, consulting and construction contracts for affordable housing projects in the five boroughs, each involving various state and local agencies and lenders
  • Represented client in negotiation of architect’s and construction contracts for design and construction of $13 million museum facility
  • Represented hospital client in negotiation of construction management agreement for 192,000-square-foot expansion of its health care facilities
  • Represented international retail client in construction matters connected with the multimillion-dollar design and construction of its flagship New York City store

Representative Real Estate Matters

  • Represented various clients in connection with a variety of purchase and sale transactions
  • Represented various clients, as landlords and tenants, in connection with a variety of leasing matters


A. Darren Miller



Phone: 585-263-1353

New York

Phone: 212-940-3033

Fax: 866-917-4761

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.

Broome Community College, A.A.

New York

  • Selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Construction Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine's Upstate New York Rising Stars, 2014, 2015, and 2016, recognized in the area of Real Estate Law
  • The Daily Record’s 2014 Up & Coming Attorney award recipient
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2018 and 2017 editorial for Real estate and construction—Construction (including construction litigation)

Darren Miller is a member of the American, New York State, and Monroe County bar associations. Darren serves on the boards of directors for the Hochstein School of Music & Dance and Leadership Rochester, and the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (VLSP).

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