J. Gregg Miller, Jr.

Partner

Gregg Miller represents developers, owners, operators, corporations, and lenders with respect to office, residential, agricultural, retail, recreation, and industrial properties located throughout North America on a wide array of legal matters, including acquisition, entitlement, financing, development, leasing, and sale.

Representative Matters

Land Use

  • Obtained entitlements for the expansion of the San Francisco Columbarium, a designated San Francisco landmark, including approvals from the then newly-formed San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Obtained approvals for the creation of a special use district in order to relax density restrictions and certain other code requirements applicable to a residential development in San Francisco.
  • Entitled a 250-foot tall, high-rise residential project in San Francisco's Rincon Hill area.
  • Obtained a reversal at the San Francisco Board of Permit Appeals of an adverse determination by the San Francisco Zoning Administrator.

Acquisitions and Dispositions

  • Represented the seller in a portfolio sale of three office buildings in the Seattle metro area.
  • Represented the seller in the sale of the iconic John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented the buyer in the acquisition, via a joint venture, of a 1.2 million sq. ft. office campus in the Dallas/Fort Worth corridor.
  • Represented the buyer in the acquisition of Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg, California.
  • Assisted a non-profit with the acquisition of a lake and surrounding watershed in the Tahoe area to preserve an endangered species of trout.

Finance

  • Advised several institutional lenders on various loan workouts, including a receiver's sale, with an aggregate value in excess of $300 million.
  • Represented the lender in a $60 million mortgage loan secured by a ground leasehold interest.
  • Represented the developer/borrower in a $150 million construction loan for a state-of-the art biotechnology building.

Leasing

  • Represented a major San Francisco retailer in the renewal of its flagship store lease in Union Square.
  • Represented a solar panel manufacturing company in the lease of its 225,000 square foot manufacturing headquarters.
  • Represented the sublandlord in the sublease of approximately 130,000 sq. of office and research space in Stanford University's Research Park.
  • Represented the tenant in a distribution center build-to-suit lease for 700,000 sq. ft. of space and a sublease of an approximately 750,000 sq. ft. distribution center.

Honors & Awards

Gregg is a ranked lawyer in Legal 500 US under Land Use/Zoning.

Professional Associations

Gregg is a member of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Association (SPUR), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Real Property Section of the San Francisco Bar Association, and the University of San Francisco Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the state of California.

Gregg is also a graduate of the 2009 class of Leadership San Francisco (LSF), a ten month leadership program that is connected with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. The LSF program focuses on educating and developing community trustees who want to make a significant contribution to strengthen and transform San Francisco.

Gregg is a member of the board of directors of Lone Mountain Children's Center and also sits on the board of Community Housing Partnership.

Education

Gregg earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1998, and his B.A. from Yale University in 1992.