23 December 2021

Miller Johnson Adds Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Employment Attorneys

Miller Johnson has welcomed three attorneys to the firm in key practices. Adding the attorneys, all in the Grand Rapids office, continues a significant growth trend for the firm now comprised of 120 attorneys and 90 staff.

Brandon M. Duckworth joins as an Associate in the Real Estate practice working on commercial, industrial, mixed use, and residential development. He represents developers, homebuilders, and real estate owners on management, construction contracts, and land use matters. Mr. Duckworth executes real estate components of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and secured financing.

Mr. Duckworth worked at Womble Bond Dickinson in Washington, D.C., in the firm’s Capital Markets & Commercial Real Estate practice. Prior to that he was at Parker Poe in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the Commercial Real Estate & Financial Services practice. Mr. Duckworth earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and received his B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

Hilary Moir joins as an Associate in the Estate Planning practice advising families and private individual clients on their sophisticated personal, business, and financial legal needs. Ms. Moir represents clients in trust, estate, and guardianship matters. Ms. Moir is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Miller Johnson, she practiced as a tax senior associate for a large regional accounting firm assisting corporations, partnerships, and individuals comply with various tax filing requirements. She has also interned with the IRS Office Counsel in the Large Business and International Division. Ms. Moir earned her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and received her B.A., summa cum laude, in Public Accounting from Hope College.

Breanne N. Gilliam joins as an Associate in the Employment practice, where she counsels clients on employee-related matters and disputes. She also works on litigation, cannabis and family law matters. Ms. Gilliam works with employers on issues involving disabilities and accommodation, employee handbooks and personnel policies, employment discrimination, management and employee training, wage and hour, and workplace harassment. She has defended employers against EEOC and Michigan Department of Civil Rights charges for disability discrimination, housing discrimination, failure to accommodate, workplace harassment, and racial discrimination. Ms. Gilliam is a certified civil facilitative mediator. Ms. Gilliam earned her J.D., cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law and received her B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

About Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in corporate matters, employment and labor law, litigation, employee benefits, and private client representation including estate planning and family law. Since 1959, Miller Johnson has been Michigan-based and has served clients worldwide.

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