We are saddened to share that our colleague, friend, and mentor, Harvey R. Miller, died today after a courageous battle with ALS. He was 82 years old.
Harvey joined Weil in 1969 as the firm’s 14th partner. He was a leading force in the evolution of Weil into one of the world’s preeminent law firms and is responsible for making the bankruptcy, restructuring and reorganization practice an integral practice group of most major law firms.
“Harvey was the premier bankruptcy law practitioner,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He was a trailblazer and set the standard for how to approach, develop and expand the practice. He leaves an unparalleled and indelible impact on the field of bankruptcy law and on Weil and we will miss him greatly.”
Stephen Karotkin, a partner in Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department and one of Mr. Miller’s closest friends, said: “Harvey was an incredible mentor and teacher, not only with respect to how to practice in the restructuring arena but, more importantly, in how to be a lawyer. The impact he has had on those with whom he worked at Weil and the multitude of clients he represented is unprecedented. The respect and admiration he engendered from the judiciary, his peers and his colleagues cannot be overstated. He truly was a legend in the practice and he will be sorely missed by so many.”