Charles Miller is a commercial litigator with more than 20 years of experience helping clients enforce their business and financial contracts and recover losses caused by others’ misconduct.
As co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group, Charles’s practice concentrates on representing institutional investors, corporations and individuals seeking to enforce the essential terms of contracts governing their investments in a wide range of securities and other financial instruments, including asset-backed bonds, notes and certificates, portfolios comprised of such assets as commercial and residential real estate, commercial and residential mortgages, collateralized and leveraged loans, and such structured instruments as collateralized bond, loan and debt obligations.
Charles honed his expertise by successfully representing a financial institution in litigation arising from the collapse of Enron Corp. after which he represented investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and auction rate securities in litigation arising from the financial crisis of 2008.
Charles now advises investors who suspect or have identified potential breaches or other wrongful conduct threatening their rights to receive the full value of their investments. In many instances, Charles has helped investors enforce their full range of rights without litigation by working proactively to raise and resolve disputes early.
Well before litigation, Charles works with clients to develop overall strategy while at the same time advising on such practical matters as what provisions and arguments to raise with counterparties and what notices to send to preserve their full range of rights in the event of litigation. Where litigation arises, Charles, a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in the state and federal courts sitting in New York and other jurisdictions, works closely with clients to provide representation that is zealous, efficient and consistent with the client’s goals. Among other disputes, Charles has successfully represented clients seeking to enforce payment priorities, collateral rights and rights to obtain information from managers, servicers and trustees.
General Commercial Litigation
In addition to representing investors, Charles also represents middle-market financial service providers such as investment bankers in payment disputes arising from engagement agreements, buyers and sellers in disputes arising from the purchase and sale of all manner of goods and services, licensors and licensees in disputes arising from the licensing of technology and intellectual property, and partners, joint venture participants and equity owners in all forms of company disputes.
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“Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures – character.” – Harry Truman
In the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s podcast series, Charles Miller, Litigation partner and Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group co-chair sat down with Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss Unveiling the Corporate Veil. In this episode, Charles and Rich talk about holding owners of corporations responsible for the corporate wrongs of the corporation, focusing on the essential elements of a successful claim to pierce the corporate veil.
Hedgeweek reported on the arrival of partner Charles M. Miller to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin to lead the firm’s newly formed Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group.
The July 19 edition of The New York Law Journal featured an article on Charles M. Miller’s arrival to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin and the creation of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group, which Charles will lead.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin announced today that Charles M. Miller has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation practice where he will lead the newly formed Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group.
On December 4, Charles Miller, Litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group, will present a CLE program to the New York Women’s Bar Association titled, “Individual Liability for Corporate Wrongdoing: How Thick is the Corporate Veil?”
On October 29, Litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group Charles Miller will present, “Individual Liability for Corporate Wrongdoing: How Thick is the Corporate Veil?” During the program, which is part of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s CLE program series, Charles will provide a step-by-step guide to understanding the threat of individual liability for corporate acts under New York law. He will discuss the nature and scope of “veil piercing” and “alter ego” liability, using recent New York case law to provide concrete examples of conduct that will and will not subject an individual to liability for corporate acts.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced phased reopening of businesses, with the construction industry included in Phase 1. The Governor’s announcement means project owners in New York should prepare for construction to restart. Given the long pause of most projects in New York, contractors and subcontractors will first report to their most profitable projects where payments are made timely. We recommend that owners consider taking the following steps before the construction ban is lifted to successfully restart their projects.
Art backed loans are growing in popularity as art collectors seek to unlock the value of their collections. For investors who desire to diversify their debt portfolios into this expanding market but lack the expertise in fine art necessary to evaluate the proposed collateral, certain specialty lenders offer the opportunity to purchase participations in the art backed loans they make to collectors. This article discusses the nature of art backed loans and participations and raises five considerations to be undertaken when evaluating a participation in an art backed loan.