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[April 14, 2014]

Blank Rome Welcomes New Corporate Litigation Partner Simon J.K. Miller

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Simon J.K. Miller has joined the Firm as a partner in the corporate litigation group. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Miller concentrates his broad-based trial litigation practice on representing owners of closely-held businesses in a wide variety of industries in ownership-related disputes. He is based in the Firm's New York office.

"We are delighted to welcome Simon to Blank Rome," said Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner. "Simon is an accomplished and respected attorney and his significant experience in partnership law, as well as in representing professional services firms, will be an excellent addition to our corporate litigation group."

Mr. Miller joins Blank Rome from Thompson Hine LLP where he was a partner in the business litigation practice group. He represents clients in partnership/corporate dissolution proceedings, business valuation proceedings, shareholder appraisal proceedings, minority shareholder oppression or breach of fiduciary duty actions, joint venture disputes, and surrogate court proceedings relating to family-owned businesses. Mr. Miller also repesents professional associations such as law firms, accounting firms, investment advisory firms, and hedge funds, in connection with the formation, dissolution, and withdrawing of members from a counseling, negotiating, and, as necessary, litigation standpoint. In addition, he represents investment banks and broker-dealers in employment and trade secret disputes, as well as a variety of clients in New York City government administrative proceedings.


"I am thrilled to join Blank Rome, and am confident that the Firm's platform will enhance the value that I can provide to my clients and facilitate the growth of my practice," said Mr. Miller. "In addition, I'm excited to have the opportunity to work again with Les Corwin, who joined Blank Rome in February. Les and I worked closely together for 12 years at Greenberg Traurig, and it will be wonderful to again team up with him at Blank Rome."

Mr. Miller is a member of the panel of mediators for both the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division for New York County and the Southern District of New York. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section in its Committee on the Commercial Division and Committee on Arbitration and ADR. Mr. Miller plays an active role in numerous community groups, including serving as a board member of the Bowery Residents' Committee ("BRC"), a homeless services organization, and as vice president of the New York City Department of Education, Community Education Council, District 2.

Mr. Miller received his JD, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and his BA from Cornell University. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

About Blank Rome LLP

With nearly 500 attorneys serving clients around the globe, Blank Rome is an international law firm representing businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities. Founded in 1946, Blank Rome advises clients on all aspects of their businesses, including commercial and corporate litigation; consumer finance; corporate, M&A, and securities; environmental, energy, and natural resources; finance, restructuring, and bankruptcy; intellectual property and technology; labor and employment; maritime, international trade and government contracts; matrimonial; products liability, mass torts, and insurance; real estate; tax, benefits, and private client; and white collar defense and investigations. Blank Rome also represents pro bono clients in a wide variety of cases and matters. For additional information, visit www.BlankRome.com.


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