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Judith Greenstone-Miller, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

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Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C. Work 27777 Franklin Rd Ste 2500 Southfield, Michigan 48034 USA Work Phone: (248) 351-3000 Work Fax: (248) 351-3082 Website: Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
Biography

Judith Greenstone Miller is a partner of the Firm, whose practice focuses upon bankruptcy and insolvency, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. Her practice has involved representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, primarily involving Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 9 municipalities. She also represents parties in litigation in complex commercial disputes. She is also the co-chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Datasecurity Practice Group.

She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice before Federal Dis-trict and Bankruptcy Courts in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Delaware, California, Texas, and North Carolina, as well as the State courts of Massachusetts, Missouri, Rhode Island and New York.

Membership

  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
    • Business Bankruptcy Committee
    • Chair, Legislation Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee (2017-2020)
    • Chair, Membership Subcommittee and Director on Membership Committee of Business Law Section (2013-2017)
    • Chair, Legislative Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee (2008-2013)
    • Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Appeals Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee (2005-2008)
    • Chair, Litigation Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee (2002-2008)
    • Chair, Task Force on Attorney Discipline
    • Co-Chair of the Task Force on Bankruptcy Rules of the ABA Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and the Insolvency Process of the Business Law Section of the ABA
    • Member, Kate Heidt Award Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee
    • Member, Special Task Force on Uniform Periodic Reports
    • Member, Electronic Discovery (ESI) in Bankruptcy Working Group of the ABA
    • Member, ABA Hurricane Task Force
  • Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan, Member, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (Chair, Debtor/Creditor Section, 1997-2002: Chairperson of the Year, 1998)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Co-Chair, Debtor/Creditors Rights Committee of the Business Law Section
    • Member of the Business Council (2010-2013)
    • Member of the Debt-or/Creditor Committee of the Real Property Law Section
    • Member Receivership Committee of the Business Law Section
    • Co-Chair, Assignment-of Rents Task Force, Business Law Section;
    • Member, State Bar Civil Discovery Court Rule Review Special Committee, E-Discovery Subcommittee
    • Member of the Bankruptcy Court Advisory Committee and the Mediation Panel, the Chapter 11 Rules Committee
    • Member of the Bankruptcy Judges Tribute Committee for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
    • Serves on Board of Access to Bankruptcy, a non-profit entity that provides legal to low income individual
    • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal for a three year term (2014-2017).
  • Member of the Commercial Law League of America and its Bankruptcy Section
    • Board of Governors (Bankruptcy Section Representative, 2003-2004)
    • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Committee (Vice-Chair, 2001-2006, Member, 2001-2016)
    • Legislative Committee (Co-Chair, 1998-2002), Education Committee (Co-Chair 1997-1998)
    • Executive Council of the Bankruptcy Section (Chair, 2002; Chair Elect, 2001; Secretary, 2000)
    • Co-Chair National Governmental Affairs Committee (2002-2005)
    • Working Group Leader for the Government (Non-Tax) Working Group and Co-Leader of the Government (Tax) Working Group for the League’s activities before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.
    • Member of the League’s Blue Ribbon Legislative Task Force. She has prepared various position papers and testified before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission on numerous occasions to address these legislative concerns. She testified as a witness at the Commission’s Plenary Session on Single Asset Real Estate Cases. Ms. Miller has also testified before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law on the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts on the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate numerous times on proposed bankruptcy legislation.
  • Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”)
    • Advisory Board for the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop (1998-2003)
    • Co-Chair of the ABI’s Eth-ics Committee (2008-2011)
    • Chair of the ABI’s National Ethics Standards Task Force, established by Geoffrey Berman, President of the ABI, which issued its Final Report in April 2013

Lectures and Publications
Ms. Miller is a frequent lecturer nationally and has authored (and/or co-authored) numerous articles dealing with issues relating to bankruptcy practice and Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code including:

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds That a Perfected Assignment of Rents Enforced Pre-Petition Excludes Such Rents From Being Property of The Bankruptcy Estate, 37 Mich. Bus. L.J. 37 (Spring 2017)
  • The New Michigan Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute and Its Impact on Fraudulent Transfer Law, Mich.— Bus. L.J. — (Spring, 2018)
  • The FTC’s Expansive “Watch Dog” Role in Questions – How Businesses Should Respond (2017)
  • A Guide to Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code: What You Need to Know (2013)
  • Valuation After Commercial Associates Corp. v. Rash; Landlord Beware! What Happens to the Option to Renew When the Tenant Files Bankruptcy, 24 Mich. Real Property Review 135 (1997)
  • Recent Developments in New Value and Single Asset Real Estate Cases, 24 Mich. Real Property Review 23 (1998)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “New Value” or Does It?, 26 Mich. Real Property Review 67 (1999)
  • Sales of Real Estate and Other Property of Bankruptcy Estates Under the Revised Local Bankruptcy Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 26 Mich. Real Property Review 19 (1999)
  • The “New Value” Exception: Myth or Reality After Bank of America National Trust & Savings Association v. 203 N. LaSalle Street Partnership, 104 Com. L.J. 147 (1999)
  • Waivers of Automatic Stay, 26 Mich. Real Property Review 195 (2000)
  • The Plan of Reorganization: A Thing of the Past: Pushing the Envelope in Liquidation of the Estate: Reexamining Sections 363 and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 13 (August 2004)
  • The Ultimate Garage Sale – Disposing of a Troubled Company, Business Law Today, Vol. 14, No. 1, pg.11 (Sept./Oct. 2004)
  • Protecting Professional Fees From Disgorgement: Obtain Carve-Outs From Secured Creditors to Safeguard Against Uncertainties, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 5, pg. 40 (June 2006)
  • Waivers of Automatic Stay: Are They Enforceable, Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 41, Number 2, pg. 357 (Summer 2006)
  • 503(b)(9) Claimants – The New Constituent, A/K/A “The 500 Pound Gorilla,” at the Table, DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, p.487 (Spring 2007)
  • The Michigan Business Law Journal, Vol. XXVIII, Issue 1 (Spring 2008)., New Ruling by U.S. Supreme Court on Standing to Pursue Data Breaches – Alleging a Mere Statutory Violation is Not Sufficient to Confer Article III Standing for a Federal Cause of Action 36 Mich. Bus. L.J.39, (Summer 2016)

Awards

  • The Michigan Consumer Bankruptcy Association honored her in December 2000 as a local practitioner that is a nationally recognized bankruptcy leader
  • Super Lawyer in Michigan for 2006-2015
  • Top Women Attorneys in Michigan in 2015 by HOUR Detroit Magazine.

Nonprofit

  • Member of the Founders Junior Council of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Advisory Board Member; Co-Chair, Fash Bash, 1982)
  • Temple Beth El
    • Religious School Education Committee
    • Chair, Evaluations and Standards Sub-Committee
    • Rabbinical Search Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Educational Director’s Search Committee
  • Board of Directors of the Detroit Chapter of the American Jewish Committee (“AJC”)(1998-2008) and its Executive Committee (Vice President and Board Liaison for Leadership and Development, 2005-2006
    • Secretary; 2003-2004
    • Treasurer, 2000-2003
    • Chair, Nominating Committee, 2000-2006)
  • Development Board of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (2015-2017)
    • Currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Development Committee
    • Reappointed to the AJC Board in January, 2015
  • Member of the Polish American – American Jewish Committee Council
  • Member of the Board of American Arab Jewish Friends (Member; Dinner Committee, 2002-2003)
  • Board of Directors of the Eisenhower Dance Company (2003-2010)
  • Board of Directors, the Executive and Finance Committees of The Heidelberg Project (2010-2012)
  • Board of Trustees of The Music Hall in Detroit, Michigan (2013-2016)
  • Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
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