Harvey R. Miller

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Harvey R. Miller
Born (1933-03-01) March 1, 1933 (age 81)
Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York
Alma mater Brooklyn College
Columbia Law School
Occupation Lawyer
Employer Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Harvey R. Miller (born March 1, 1933) is an American lawyer. The New York Times called him "the most prominent bankruptcy lawyer in the nation."[1] Born in New York City, Miller was admitted to the bar in New York State in 1959. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College (A.B., 1954) and Columbia University (LL.B., 1959).

Miller currently is a partner in the New York City based international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP where he had been a member of the firm's management committee for over 25 years and created and developed the firm's Business Finance & Restructuring department specializing in reorganizing distressed business entities.[2] From September, 2002 to March, 2007, he was a managing director and vice chairman of Greenhill & Co., a boutique investment bank.

Miller is Lehman Brothers' attorney in the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. As part of Lehman Brother's restructuring, Miller successfully received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to sell various Lehman Brother's assets. Miller said that the sale price for the real estate components of the deal would be $1.29 billion, including $960 million for Lehman's New York headquarters and $330 million for two New Jersey data centers. Lehman's original estimate valued its headquarters at $1.02 billion but an appraisal from CB Richard Ellis valued it at $900 million."[3] Barclays Bank had a potential liability of $2.5 billion to be paid as severance, if it chooses not to retain some Lehman employees beyond the guaranteed 90 days.[4][5][6]

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