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Morris & McVeigh LLP
767 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10017
Telephone: 212-418-0500
FAX: 212-751-6405; 212-421-0922

Practice Areas:
Tax; Estate Planning; Estate Litigation and Administration; Government Affairs

1989, Connecticut
1990, New York
1991, Florida, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of New York
1992, U.S. Tax Court
1993, U.S. Supreme Court
1995, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1996, Colorado

Law School:
Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 1989; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993

Williams College, B.A., with honors, 1986

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Connecticut, New York State and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; District of Columbia Bar.


Richard J. Miller, Jr. is a Member of the New York law firm of Morris & McVeigh LLP, one of the oldest law firms in New York State. His firm maintains offices in New York City and in Albany. Mr. Miller’s practice is in tax, estate and trust planning, administration and litigation and the representation of cultural institutions. His practice encompasses all matters of sophisticated wealth transfer tax planning and administration for individuals, families and organizations.

From 1989 through 1993, Mr. Miller was associated with the Wall Street law firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood.

Mr. Miller has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School, and has lectured frequently on tax and estate related matters. He is a member of numerous bar associations and committees, including the Surrogate’s Court Advisory Committee and the Judicial Screening Committee for the Third Department. He is admitted to practice in New York, Florida, Colorado, Connecticut and the District of Columbia, has been named in Best Lawyers since 2009. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)

Mr. Miller was appointed Chairman of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center Corporation by Governor Pataki in 1998 and is a former Commissioner of the New York State Canal Recreationway Commission.

He is the President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and an Advisory Director of the Metropolitan Opera. He also serves on numerous other volunteer boards and organizations, including the Emma Willard School, the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts, Inc., the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, and the International Festival of Aix-en-Provence.

Languages:  Italian

Honors and Awards:    AV Premiere Rating 5 out of 5
                                          Best Lawyers of America (2010)

ISLN:  904777350