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J. Mitchell Miller

Mitch Miller has more than 30 years experience in representing individuals, owners of closely held businesses, physicians and other professional associations in wealth transfer, estate planning, business planning, business taxation, retirement planning, and executive compensation matters. Mitch has been recognized as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Trusts and Estates by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2011, 2015, 2018-2019 and 2022. He was listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Trusts and Estates, 2013-2023, and he is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Mitch's experience has included matters involving:

  • Advising clients with the design and implementation of all types of estate planning and family wealth preservation and transfer strategies.
  • Advising clients on a variety of tax matters including estate, gift, generation-skipping, income, corporate, and partnership tax matters.
  • Advising clients with respect to selecting choice of entity.
  • Representing clients in all types of probate and property matters.
  • Negotiating the sale and purchase of closely held businesses.
  • Designing and implementing equity compensation plans and other key employee programs.
  • Employment, severance, and executive compensation agreements.
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  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Advisory Council, The Catholic Foundation
  • Advisory Council, Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Advisory Council, The Dallas Foundation
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Trusts and Estates, 2013-2023
  • Recognized as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Trusts and Estate by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2011, 2015, 2018-2019 and 2022

Education

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1983

B.A., Ohio State University, 1978

Admissions

Ohio

Texas

Press Release
Haynes Boone Represents Denner Vineyards in Sale to Gallo Winery
November 15, 2022

A Haynes and Boone, LLP deal team led by Partner Megan Gess represented Denner Vineyards, a producer of critically acclaimed wines from California's Central Coast, in the sale of its business to E. & J. Gallo Winery. The transaction was announced Nov. 10. Located in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, California, Denner Vineyards includes a tasting room, a gravity-flow winery designed to [...]