Darren Miller focuses his practice on real estate construction and development, as well as other transactional real estate matters. He works with property owners, contractors, and developers in the negotiation of design, construction, construction management, development, equipment purchase, and other related agreements. He also represents sellers, purchasers, and lenders in a variety of commercial real estate transactions. Darren is a long-time member of the firm’s Campus Infrastructure & Community Development team.
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.
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.
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.
Washington Business Journal | June 01, 2021
This article mentions NP for advising the American Bankers Association on the lease of its new 87,000-square-foot headquarters. Washington, DC office managing partner Colette Dafoe and Chicago associate Emily Schwebke, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, negotiated the lease on behalf of ABA while Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Darren Miller led negotiations on construction and architect agreements for the build-out.
Real Estate Weekly | September 28, 2020
This article on the ground-breaking of Bishop Valero Residence, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors and formerly homeless adults, quotes New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch for leading the team that advised Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation. The deal team also included Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Darren Miller and associate Matt Carrigg.
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Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.
Broome Community College, A.A.
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).