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Joshua M. Miller


Joshua M. Miller is a partner of Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP who has focused on senior management representations in mergers and acquisitions and individual officer contract negotiations for over 18 years.

Josh advises executives and directors of publicly traded companies, private corporations, partnerships, asset managers and funds in structuring, developing and documenting employment, severance, change-in-control and consulting agreements, equity and cash incentive programs, investment and operating agreements, and other executive compensation and governance arrangements.

He has counseled management and companies across all sectors, public and private, domestic and international, and in all stages of corporate lifecycle, from start-ups to Fortune 500s, both in the ordinary course and in the context of sales, IPOs, dividend-recapitalizations and other liquidity events. Josh is especially active in change-in-control transactions, management buyouts, roll-ups and add-ons in the healthcare, media, technology and private funds space, in addition to employment and separation arrangements for executive officers, SPAC founders, and portfolio managers, as well as athletes, commissioners, coaches and agents in professional, collegiate and Olympic sports.

Josh has been recognized annually by The Legal 500 United States as a "Next Generation Partner" for transactional executive compensation and by Super Lawyers as a top rated New York employee benefits lawyer and a Washington DC "Rising Star" (2016-2020), and is active in various committees within the ABA Business Law and Tax Sections. He has written frequently on executive compensation issues for various publications, extensively covering non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and Dodd-Frank rules relating to clawbacks, pay-ratio disclosure, and compensation committees.

Before joining Katzke & Morgenbesser, Josh was an executive compensation partner in the Tax Department of Proskauer Rose in New York and Washington DC, and an associate in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Prior to that, Josh worked as the Baltimore Orioles' home team batboy (1995-1996) and as law clerk for the special investigations unit of Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office on which HBO's The Wire was based (2003).

Josh and his wife reside in Washington DC with their three children, a daughter and two sons, and their dogs.


University of Pennsylvania School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy, 2005)
Cornell University (B.S., 2002)

Bar Admissions

New York State, 2006
District of Columbia, 2012