Ben R. Miller, Jr.

Phone: 225.382.3401
Fax: 225.388.9133

ben.miller@keanmiller.com
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Ben Miller is of counsel in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller.  A founding member of the firm, he has more than 53 years of experience in commercial and industrial transactions, real estate, tax and corporate law.  Ben served as the firm’s managing partner for 15 years.  His experience in Louisiana corporate and business law enables him to recognize the specialized issues involved in commercial and industrial acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters.  Ben has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) since 1989, Chambers USAAmerica’s Leading Business Lawyers (Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2003-2013) and in Louisiana Super Lawyers (2010, 2014).

Ben represents clients in the finance, acquisition, construction, purchase, refinancing, management, leasing and sale of various types of real estate developments, both commercial and residential, including office buildings, shopping malls, manufacturing parks, retail centers, industrial facilities, and commercial developments.  He advises business and corporate clients with regard to commercial lending transactions, financings, and the structure and formation of corporate entities.  He has extensive experience in the negotiation and structuring of construction, permanent and mezzanine financing.

Education

Ben earned his B.S., cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 1961.  He earned his J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1961 where he is a member of the LSU Law School Hall of Fame.  During law school he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review.  After law school, he was a Captain in the United States Army and served in its Judge Advocate General's School and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at the LSU Law Center

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1961

Memberships

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State (House of Delegates, 1975-1976) and American Bar Associations; Louisiana Bar Foundation; United States Army Reserves, Captain, 1961-1963

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Louisiana Association for Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)
  • Board of Directors, Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana
  • Trustee, Chair of Investment Committee, Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Future Pac
  • Board of Directors, City Club of Baton Rouge
  • Board of Trustees, LSU Law Center
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Horizon Plan Task Force, City of Baton Rouge
  • Board of Directors, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
  • Board of Directors, Louisiana Partnership for Technology and Innovation
  • Member, Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
  • Trustee, Episcopal High School
  • Senior Warden, Treasurer, Vestryman, Associate Vestryman, School Board Member, President, St. James Episcopal Church
  • Trustee, Vice President, President, St. James Place Retirement Community
  • Chairman, Vice-President, Secretary, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Member, Secretary, Board of Directors, The Wilbur Marvin Foundation, a supporting organization to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Mercantile Stores National Bank
  • Board of Directors, The Recreation and Parks Foundation of East Baton Rouge
  • Member, Committee of 100
  • Board of Directors, Capital Area Transit System

Education

J.D., LSU Law Center, 1961
LSU Law School Hall of Fame; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review

B.S., Louisiana State University, 1961
cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Louisiana, 1961

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association
House of Delegates, 1975-1976

American Bar Association

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Past Fellow

Louisiana Bar Foundation

U.S. Army Reserves
1961-1963, Captain

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated

Chambers USA

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