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Demetrice R. Miles
 

Demetrice R. Miles

Member West Orange, NJ  

Demetrice R. Miles practices with the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group. With more than 25 years of experience, Demetrice is recognized as a leader within the real estate industry.


Demetrice’s decades-long practice is heavily focused on litigation with a concentration in real estate, real property tax appeals and exemption claims, eminent domain, in rem tax foreclosures, public utility law, environmental law, public contracts law, Open Public Records Act, construction law, labor and employment, and complex commercial litigation. In the field of tax appeals and eminent domain, Demetrice has served as special counsel to various public entities throughout the State of New Jersey, including the City of Newark, the Housing Authority of the City of Newark, New Jersey Schools Development Authority, the Borough of Carteret, Carteret Redevelopment Agency, the Township of West Orange, East Orange Housing Authority, among other entities.

Demetrice represents public sector clients in the drafting and negotiation of various transaction agreements. He also represents these public sector clients in all stages of the procurement process, including drafting and reviewing bid specifications and contracts, attending bid openings, and reviewing bids to ensure material compliance with applicable requirements. Demetrice regularly assists clients in resolving bid and procurement related disputes, including representation at arbitration and court proceedings.

In his role as assistant corporation counsel to the City of Newark, Demetrice frequently defended tax appeals before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Tax Court of New Jersey and the Essex County Board of Taxation, reviewed and processed tax exemption applications, prepared ordinances and resolutions, represented the City of Newark in matters involving zoning and land use planning, and engaged in appellate practice. Additionally, Demetrice represented the City of Newark before the Supreme Court of New Jersey in the case of GM v. Linden, 150 N.J. 522 (1997), which involved the City’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Business Retention Act.

Before joining CSG Law, Demetrice was a partner at a Roseland law firm where he represented public sector clients in the drafting and negotiation of various transaction agreements.

Demetrice received his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his B.S. from Eastern Michigan University.

Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1992)
  • Eastern Michigan University (B.S., 1989)
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • ROI-NJ, Influencers: People of Color List (2022)

Award Methodology

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Garden State Bar Association, Past Board of Trustees Member; Past-Treasurer
  • Central Jersey Legal Services Corporation, Board of Trustees
  • Rutgers Center for Government Services, Advisory Board