Gene’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. Gene’s background as an accountant provides proficiency and assistance in entity formation and in structuring transactions. His experience as both a transactional and litigation attorney has allowed him to expand his representation into an alternative dispute resolution practice in which Gene both represents clients in mediation and acts as a mediator in complex matters.
Gene served as Chairman of the firm from 1985 through 2011 and helped foster the firm’s growth and emergence as California’s preeminent real property law firm.
Gene is currently pre-occupied with spoiling his granddaughter. He remains an avid sports fan and is suffering through some difficult seasons with the Chicago Bears and the Fighting Illini.
Awards & Recognition
Martindale-Hubbell - Preeminent AV Rated (1980-2017)
Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law (2007-2019)
Best Lawyers - Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016, 2018)
University of Illinois College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient (2013)
Super Lawyers Northern California (2005-2012, 2015-2018)
American Lawyer Media - “San Francisco Top Rated Lawyer” (2013, 2015)
California Closely Held Corporations, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. (co-contributor)
Speeches & Presentations
A frequent lecturer and panelist, Gene has participated in seminars for California Continuing Education of the Bar, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, Commercial Real Estate Women, and other groups on a variety of subjects, including the art of negotiation.
In The News
August 15, 2018
Arthur Coon Of Miller Starr Regalia Selected As Best Lawyers In America 2019 “Lawyer Of The Year” Oakland Land Use And Zoning Law - 10 MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition
Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce that Arthur F. Coon, co-chair of the firm’s Land Use Practice Group and chair of its Appellate Practice Group, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2019 and has been honored as the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Oakland Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year”.
In The News
August 21, 2017
Miller Starr Regalia’s Eugene Miller Selected As Best Lawyers In America 2018 Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” - Ten MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition
“We are proud that many of our attorneys have been acknowledged by their peers, said Anthony M. Leones, Miller Starr Regalia’s managing shareholder.
In The News
August 16, 2015
Miller Starr Regalia’s Eugene Miller Selected As Best Lawyers In America 2016 Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer Of The Year” - 8 Other MSR Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers 2016 Edition
“To be recognized by your peers is both humbling and gratifying,” said Miller. “Our firm has consistently set the standard for the practice of real property law for over four decades.
In The News
July 12, 2015
10 Miller Starr Regalia Shareholders Honored As 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers; Two Shareholders and Associate Named Rising Stars
“For 50 years Miller Starr Regalia (MSR) has been highly regarded for its real property law service to its clients and this recognition is a testament to the dedication and high quality counsel provided by our attorneys, “said Anthony M. Leones.
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