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Stephen Miller
Partner
Suite 2900
811 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
281.296.4428 tel
281.296.4404 fax

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Construction Practice

Stephen Miller is a partner in Jones Walker's Real Estate Practice Group and practices from the firm's The Woodlands office. Mr. Miller has more than 25 years of experience working with owners, engineers, constructors, and suppliers in drafting various construction contracts and construction-related agreements, with a particular focus in the energy sector, both domestically in the United States and internationally.

He has significant energy infrastructure development experience related to power generation and transmission projects, having advised clients on turnkey design/build agreements related to the construction of power projects, both within and outside of the United States, with his international experience focused in Latin America. Mr. Miller is licensed in Texas and New York and has worked on energy infrastructure projects across the United States. 

He is also fluent in Spanish and conversational in Brazilian Portuguese, and has worked on energy infrastructure projects in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. In addition to electrical power related projects, sample energy infrastructure projects include design and construction of gas processing, liquids extraction and fractionation facilities, crude oil and liquids storage and loading facilities, LPG and LNG facilities, oil refineries and chemical plants, and gas, crude oil and products pipelines.

Internationally, Mr. Miller has experience advising clients on cross-border transactions, including tax-driven splits of Engineering Procurement and Construction ("EPC") contracts and off-shore leasing arrangements. He also has project financing experience, and has participated in the project financing of both greenfield and brownfield energy infrastructure projects, having advised both owners and project lenders on the particular project financing risks related to the construction phase of project development, and risk allocation issues related to lump sum, turnkey EPC contracts.
 

Noteworthy

  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Construction (2013, 2014)
  • Recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Real Estate and Construction (2016–2017)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell 

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Presentations

  • "Doing Business in Latin America", June 24, 2008
  • "Latin America and the Petroleum Sector – Legal Issues for Corporate America in the Face of Record Oil Prices and the Rise of State-Owned Oil Companies", April 10, 2008
  • "Global Investment in Brazilian Natural Gas", October 22, 2007

Publications

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Inter-American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The South Montgomery County Woodlands Economic Development Partnership (Partner Member)
  • State Bar of Texas

Languages

  • Fluent Spanish
  • Conversational Brazilian Portuguese