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Joel M. Miller



Joel Miller is recognized as a leading commercial litigator in New York. Esteemed for his intense personal commitment to clients and his deep experience with complex commercial, financial and securities transactions, Joel is often asked to take over for other counsel that have not been successful in resolving complex problems.

Joel represents companies and C-suite executives and law firms and lawyers in a broad range of complex commercial disputes. These matters involve securities transactions, finance and lending arrangements, complex instruments and derivatives, mortgage securitizations, mortgage servicing, and other financial matters. Joel advises on real estate, executive movement and employment disputes.  He also counsels clients on structuring and negotiating contracts and transactions to minimize the potential for future litigation.

Known for his impressive track record and talent as an aggressive trial lawyer, clients turn to Joel when they need a true trial lawyer to try an action commenced by other counsel. Based on his trial success, he is often requested to represent clients in various courts outside of New York. Joel regularly represents clients not only in state and federal courts, but also in industry and private arbitrations and mediations.  He also represents clients in enforcement actions and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Thrift Supervision, the U.S. Department of Justice, FINRA and other oversight bodies.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Joel founded a top litigation boutique in New York and was its managing partner for more than 40 years.


  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2007-2023


  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar
  • The City Bar of New York
  • Committee on International Litigation, New York State Bar Association


  • New York


  • Columbia University School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Amherst College  (B.A., cum laude)