Keeping Account: 04.18.19

Downes Joins Miller Group 

Dennis Downes has joined the Adam Miller Group, a Bridgehampton law firm that focuses on real estate, land use, and criminal law. The firm, founded in 2007, advises and represents clients on acquisitions, sales, leasing, planning, zoning, and financing of residential and commercial real estate.

Mr. Downes attended Brooklyn Law School and passed the bar in 1972. He is licensed to practice in New York, North Carolina, and both of New York’s federal district courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court. A specialist in land use, residential and commercial real estate, wills, and trusts and estates. he is a special counsel for the Towns of Southampton and Shelter Island, and for the Villages of Southampton and Westhampton Beach. 

“We are so pleased to welcome Dennis,” Adam M. Miller, principal of the Adam Miller Group, said last week. “He’s a real estate and land-use expert whose skill and years of local experience will be a huge asset to our firm. Dennis has zoning expertise that’s invaluable and unteachable. He is literally an encyclopedia of knowledge. Working closely with Brian DeSesa, who runs our growing land use practice, they will be an unstoppable team.”

With his family, Mr. Downes began spending summers in Sag Harbor in 1955. “I love the East End and have worked with so many local residents over the years, which has been a privilege,” he said. “Over the past few years I’ve come to realize that the Adam Miller Group would perfectly complement my existing practice and I’m delighted to be joining the firm. Adam’s proven track record, locally and in New York City, along with his highly skilled and responsive staff, is hands-down the best fit.”