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Brett A. Miller

Associate
Charlotte | 704.335.9885
Fax | 704.334.4706

Brett Miller is an energy and environmental attorney. He has diverse experience identifying and assessing environmental risks and liabilities, managing transactional due diligence, negotiating with regulatory agencies, litigating complex commercial disputes, securing permits related to project development, and drafting and negotiating contractual provisions. Brett’s science background as a freshwater ecologist gives him unique insight into managing technical experts and data analysis.

Brett has experience representing clients in various industries such as private equity, electric and water utilities, real estate and development, oil and gas, waste management, agricultural and ranching operations, and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, he was an asset manager for the private equity firm Water Asset Management, where he developed monetization strategies and sourced acquisitions for the firm's portfolio of surface and groundwater resources in Texas. He also clerked with leading global private investment firm TPG Capital. 

He authors articles on groundwater contamination and is a regular speaker on the intersection of energy and water law.

Brett earned his law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law, where he was an articles editor on the Texas A&M Law Review. He earned his master's degree at the Louisiana State University School of Renewable Natural Resources and his bachelor's degree from Rhodes College, where he played baseball.

*Brett is licensed to practice law only in Texas. He is not licensed in North Carolina.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a private equity group in assembling acquisition of groundwater and surface water rights valued at $12 million and managed due diligence related to environmental, economic, hydrological, regulatory, and title risks.
  • Represented a private equity group in negotiating $15 million acquisition of groundwater rights underlying 800,000 acres in east Texas.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a water utility company enforcing surface use agreement related to a reservoir construction project.
  • Successfully drafted motion to dismiss in federal court defending declaratory judgment action brought by a financial institution in a real estate dispute.
  • Provided environmental risk analysis and regulatory counseling to a manufacturer regarding potential CERCLA liability related to proposed site expansion.
  • Conducted depositions of an oil and gas operating company related to liability issues after a blowout.
  • Represented a pipeline company in successfully obtaining injunctive relief.
  • Represented an investment company in drafting appellant’s brief to Second Court of Appeals of Texas.

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Honors & Awards

  • Institute for Energy Law's Third Leadership Class, 2020-2021
  • ConocoPhillips Texas A&M Energy Institute Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists Publication Award, 2016
  • Institute for Energy Law’s Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition Winner, 2016
  • Eagle Scout