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H. Scott Miller

H. Scott Miller

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Overview

Scott Miller's commercial real estate practice involves representation of institutional investors of all types, including insurance companies, pension funds and pension advisors, banks, funds, and national and local real estate developers. Scott has experience with front-end mortgage financing, property acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture arrangements, development work, leasing, hotel development and management, loan workouts, distressed real estate negotiations, and real estate bankruptcies.

In addition, Scott has experience with CMBS transactions, including resecuritizations. Scott handles all types of asset classes, including offices, multifamily apartments, residential and commercial condominiums, ground leased parcels, industrial facilities, age-restricted developments, hotels, restaurants, and other institutionally held projects.

He is a member of the Glastonbury, Connecticut, Town Plan and Zoning Commission, a member of the Regional Planning Commission of the Capitol Region Council of Governments, and the former chairman of the Marlborough, CT Zoning Commission. Scott is currently General Counsel to Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford Inc., a non-profit organization developing and managing affordable housing.

Experience

  • Represented a national mortgage lender in connection with its significant in-bankruptcy and out-of-bankruptcy exposure to General Growth Properties, including representation in respect of intercreditor and CMBS servicing issues.
  • Represented a venture capital firm in connection with its purchase, and asset-based acquisition financing, of an industrial crane company operating across most of the United States and in several locations abroad.
  • Represented a national pension advisor in connection with a $138.5 million joint venture acquisition and construction project with a national real estate developer involving 614,829 square feet of office space and three development parcels at two separate office developments near Boston.
  • Represented a national life insurance company in closing a $195 million mortgage loan secured by 31 supermarket-anchored retail facilities in four states.
  • Represented a national life insurance company in closing a $115 million mortgage loan secured by 12 light industrial and warehouse facilities in Silicon Valley.
  • Represented a large real estate investment manager in connection with the re-securitization and sale of Freddie Mac-issued real estate securities.

Recognition

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association
  • Regional Planning Commission of the Capitol Region Council of Governments
  • Town Plan and Zoning Commission, Glastonbury, CT
  • Former Chairman, Zoning Commission, Marlborough, CT
  • General Counsel, Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford Inc.
  • Member, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Program

Speaking Engagements

  • “Real Estate Investment Issues,” Client Focus Forum, Denver (October 19, 2015)
  • “Real Estate Investment Issues,” Client Focus Forum, Newport Beach, CA (October 9, 2015)
  • "Erosion of Bankruptcy Remote Structurings: What Do the Sunwest and General Growth Decisions Mean for Your Practice?," ABA National Conference, San Francisco (Aug. 8, 2010)
  • ABA Business Law Spring Meeting, Denver (April 24, 2010)
  • Panelist, "General Growth Properties — The Largest U.S. Real Estate Bankruptcy in History," The Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Boston (Nov. 11, 2009)
  • "Loan Documentation in Connecticut: Lessons Learned and What We Can Do Now," Lorman Education Services (2008)

Credentials

Education
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Boston University (MBA, 2002)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1998)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York

Areas of Focus

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