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Miller Starr Regalia’s Eugene Miller Named a Best Lawyers In America © 2020 Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”; Eight Other MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition

Related Attorneys: Lance Anderson, Arthur F. Coon, James “Jim” Frassetto, Karl Geier, Daniel Miller, Gary Rosenberg, Bryan W. Wenter, AICP
Related Practices: Commercial & Business Litigation, Construction Claims & Litigation, Land Use & CEQA, Real Estate Finance

August 15, 2019 (Walnut Creek, CA) – Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce that Eugene H. Miller, chairman emeritus, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2020© and has been honored for the third time as the Best Lawyers’ 2020 Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”. In addition, eight other MSR attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© directory. 

“Having watched the litigation and transactional talents of Gene up close, it is no surprise that his peers have honored him as a 'Lawyer of the Year' on multiple occasions," said Ella K. Gower, Miller Starr Regalia's managing shareholder. "It is a tribute to MSR's growing talent pool of attorneys and recognition of our attorneys' consistent professionalism in handing all aspects of real property law that we have nine attorneys on this list."

Miller's practice includes the representation of clients in all aspects of real property and business transactions including purchase and sale documentation and representation before public agencies. In addition, he has extensive experience in entity formation, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He served as Chairman of the firm from 1985 through 2011.

The MSR attorneys receiving recognition are:

•    Lance Anderson, real estate law (recognized 2018-2020)
•    Arthur F. Coon, land use and zoning law (recognized 2012-2020)
•    James M. Frassetto, real estate law (recognized 2008-2020)
•    Karl E. Geier, banking and finance law (recognized 2009-2020)
•    Daniel R. Miller, construction law (recognized 2013-2020)
•    Eugene H. Miller, commercial litigation; real estate law (recognized 2007-2020)
•    Gary E. Rosenberg, real estate law (recognized 2007-2020)
•    Wilson F. Wendt, land use and zoning law; real estate law (recognized 2001-2020)
•    Bryan W. Wenter, land use and zoning law (recognized 2020)

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Erika Freed
Phone: 1.917.969.0787

Miller Starr Regalia has had a well-established reputation as a leading real estate law firm for more than fifty years.  For nearly all that time, our firm has written Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th, a 12-volume encyclopedia on California real estate law.  We call it “the Book.”  The Book is the most widely used and judicially recognized real estate treatise in California and is cited by practicing attorneys and courts throughout the state.  Our firm has experience in all real property matters, including full-service litigation and dispute resolution services, transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, common interest development, construction, management, title insurance, environmental law, and redevelopment and land use.  For more information, visit

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