Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Duncan Miller

Duncan W. Miller

Partner
Phone: 404.504.7672
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Duncan W. Miller is a Partner in the Real Estate Development and Finance, Hospitality, Commercial Finance, Commercial Real Estate Debt Management and Real Estate Capital Markets Practices.

Mr. Miller has represented developers, financial institutions and investors in all phases of commercial real estate transactions, including financing, acquisitions, dispositions, lending and development of hotels, office, apartments, condominiums, industrial and retail. Recently, he has had extensive experience representing lenders in acquisition, construction and permanent financing for hotel development throughout the United States.

Since 2008, Mr. Miller has spent considerable amounts of time representing national private equity funds, local owner/operators and lenders in all phases of the acquisition, workout and disposition of commercial real estate distressed debt. Mr. Miller’s experience has proven invaluable to both traditional real estate companies that have only been able to find value in the distressed debt markets and for national private equity funds that want local representation and local knowledge. 

Additionally, Mr. Miller has extensive experience representing lenders in commercial workouts. Mr. Miller is a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Debt Management practice, a practice dedicated to providing legal support and practical business advice to real estate lenders and owners with respect to their real estate loans.

Mr. Miller has significant experience in drafting and negotiating hospitality transaction documentation, including franchise agreements, management agreements and technical service agreements.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of one of the most active developers of national hotel chains throughout the Southeast.
  • Representation of hospitality investor in transactions across 33 states throughout the U.S.
  • Represented lender in a $97 million financing for construction of a 237 room luxury hotel and condominium project located in Atlanta.
  • Representation of a public REIT in the acquisition of a $195 million portfolio of student housing developments throughout the Southeast.
  • Representation of industrial owner/operator/developer in the acquisition, disposition and development of industrial properties in Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio and Florida, including multi-state portfolio transactions of $140 million, $130 million, $70 million and $60 million.
  • Assisted multi-family owner with the acquisition, equity financing, joint venture and loan financing for 21,000 units of multi-family properties.
  • Reviewed and analyzed the acquisition of approximately $102,593,000 outstanding balance of distressed bank debt (representing 22 credit facilities) secured by real estate located throughout the Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, consisting of an office park, industrial condominiums, warehouse facilities, land development, restaurants, office park space and hotel properties.
  • Reviewed and analyzed the acquisition of approximately $85,302,815 outstanding balance of distressed bank debt (representing approximately 32 credit facilities) secured by real estate located throughout the Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, primarily consisting of franchised hotel properties and various other assets.
  • Assisted hotel company with the acquisition of two subordinate SBA loans in the aggregate amount of $3,710,638 outstanding balance of distressed bank debt secured by two hotel facilities located in Birmingham.
  • Acquisition of four separate credit facilities with a $20 million outstanding balance secured by hotel facilities in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.

Accolades

  • Listed, Georgia Super Lawyer - Rising Star as noted by Atlanta Magazine, 2006, 2009-2015, 2017
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business -
  • Listed as Up & Coming lawyer in Real Estate, 2014
  • Listed as a Recognized Practitioner, 2016, 2018
  • Board Member, Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA - Atlanta, Georgia (Buckhead)
  • Listed, Legal 500, Real Estate, 2011, 2018
  • Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA)
  • Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Lovett School - Georgia State Champions, 2005, 2008 and 2009

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