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Peter M. Miller

Member / Chair, Private Client Practice



Peter is the Chair of the firm's Private Client Practice. He represents individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations in a broad spectrum of matters involving estate planning and administration, business income taxation, general business planning, and the creation and administration of private foundations and public charities.


  • Georgetown University (JD)
  • Miami University (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Trusts and Estates (2008 – 2021)


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Family Gift Planning — Perhaps the Best Time Is Now

October 19, 2020 | Advisory | By Peter Miller, Kurt Steinkrauss, Susan Kealy, Alison Glover, Quinn Hetrick

The lifetime federal tax exemption for gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes is scheduled to be reduced to approximately $6 million on January 1, 2026, from $11.58 million per individual or $23.16 million collectively for a married couple. Many believe, however, that the outcome of the upcoming election could accelerate the timing of this change and that the decrease could become effective as soon as January 1, 2021.
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Favorable Changes to Estate, Gift and GST Tax Laws Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 1, 2018 | Advisory | By Peter Miller, Kurt Steinkrauss, Susan Kealy, Alison Glover, Quinn Hetrick

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), signed into law on December 22, 2017, significantly increased the exemption amounts for the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. These increases may present planning opportunities for individuals and families.
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News & Press

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Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas.