Jennifer D. Miller

Counsel

New York

(212) 883-4908

(212) 509-9492

Recent Publication:

Who Pays for Repairs? Check the Condo Bylaws

Leni Morrison Cummins and Jennifer Miller co-authored an article published in Habitat Magazine addressing the circumstances under which a condominium board may be held responsible for the cost of repairs to a unit.

Jennifer represents both sponsor-developers of condominiums (condos) and cooperatives (co-ops), as well as condo, co-op, and community association boards.  Additionally, she has represented owners, investors, borrowers, and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions, including leasing, licensing agreements, landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and dispositions, crisis management, and other dispute and resolution matters relating to real estate.  Jennifer also has experience advising debtors, creditors, and other interested parties related to distressed and insolvency situations both in and out of court.

In addition to practicing law in private practice, Jennifer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Victor Marrero for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappafrom Tufts University and she earned her law degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While in law school, she was the notes editor of Cardozo Law Review, received the Cardozo Dean’s Merit Award and was a semi-finalist in the Regional ABA Client Competition.

Experience

News

Co-op and Condo Tax Abatement Will Not Be Tied to Prevailing Wage

February 14, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pocket-veto of a bill that would have required condominium and cooperative boards to pay building employees a prevailing wage or lose a property tax abatement.

Publications

Who Pays for Repairs? Check the Condo Bylaws

September 22, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins and Jennifer Miller co-authored an article published in Habitat Magazine addressing the circumstances under which a condominium board may be held responsible for the cost of repairs to a unit.

New York City Condos and Coops Given Greenlight to Reopen Gyms & Fitness Centers [Alerts]

September 03, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss what condo and coop boards need to know before reopening gyms and fitness centers.

Opening Indoor Pools: Divergence Between NYS and NYC

August 21, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the conflicting guidance regarding opening indoor pools in New York City.

Private Pools in Condos and Coops Can Reopen [Alert]

July 15, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller update New York City condo and coop owners and boards with the latest guidance from the Empire State Development Corporation.

Hold Off on Reopening Pools and Gyms in Condos and Coops [Alert]

July 09, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the Empire State Development Corporation's guidance for private pools and fitness centers.

Boards Should Prepare Now for a Potential Second Wave of COVID-19

June 05, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss changes to governing documents condo and coop boards should make that better equip themselves for this new reality.

What is Emergency and Essential Construction Under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order? [Alert]

March 31, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the Department of Building's guidance following Governor Cuomo's order halting all non-essential construction in New York.

Non-Essential Construction Must Cease in New York [Alert]

March 30, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller review ESD's guidance shutting down all non-essential construction in New York.

Holding Board and Shareholder Meetings Under Social Distancing [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss why boards should consider postponing meetings or holding meetings virtually.

The New York State SHIELD Act Becomes Effective March 21: Is Your Board in Compliance? [Alert]

March 19, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses what condo and coop owners and managers need to know about the SHIELD Act.

How Boards and Property Managers Should Prepare for COVID-19 in New York [Alert]

March 09, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller outline how property owners, managers, and boards should prepare themselves for the coronavirus.

Expanded Façade Inspection Requirements [Alert]

March 05, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the New York City Department of Buildings expanded the requirements of its Façade Inspection and Safety Program, previously known as Local Law 11.

Cooperative and Condominium Tax Abatement Safe from Prevailing Wage Requirement [Alert]

February 11, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the governor's pocket veto of Bill S6219/A8082, which proposes requiring New York coops and condos to certify that their service employees are paid a prevailing wage to avail their shareholders and unit owners of the benefits of the state’s Cooperative and Condominium Tax Abatement.

If Your Condo or Coop Utilizes CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., Act Now for Class Action Benefits

February 05, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the settlement reached with laundry machine provider CSC and who may benefit.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2002
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York