Jill Kaufman Miller is currently a law clerk at Hilger Hammond while she awaits the reactivation of her State Bar of Michigan admittance. Don’t let her title fool you. Jill has 26 year of experience as a business and real estate attorney—and a taste for the good stuff.

Why did you choose business and real estate law as your area of expertise? 

I grew up hearing about and participating in a family real estate development business, and a joint JD/MBA was a natural path.

Describe one of the more memorable cases that you’ve worked on.

When I was a young associate I worked on the formation of Einstein Bros. Bagels through the consolidation of three bagel chains, very fun and lots of bagel tasting.

What’s the next big thing owners should be looking out for related to real estate dealings?

The most recent Amendments to the Michigan Marketable Title Act.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?

A chef! I love cooking.

It’s a weekend in the Spring, where will we find you?

Walking our family golden retriever, working in the garden or cooking!

What else would you like people to know?

My husband and I met at the University of Michigan and we have four children (three in college) and one in 8th grade. We are all Wolverines!

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