ADAM M. MILLER, ESQ.
Adam M. Miller has a considerable range of experience in real estate transactions in New York City and the East End. Preceding his relocation from Manhattan to the Hamptons in 2003, Mr. Miller served in the real estate department of Proskauer Rose, LLP in New York City, working with developers, commercial landlords, institutions, lenders and principals in diversified real estate transactions. Adam M. Miller is a member of the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations. He received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, where he graduated with honors, and his B.S. in Business and Government from Skidmore College. He was appointed as the Zoning Board Attorney for the Town of East Hampton in 2005, serving for one year in that position. He has also serves on the Board of the Bridgehampton Community House, is involved with the Bridgehampton Historical Society, and served as general counsel to HANFRA (Hamptons and North Fork Realtors Association) from 2003-2006, advising brokers and management on a wide range of real estate issues.
Tara S. Hakimi, Esq. brings her broad legal experience, insight and expertise involving the key practice areas of real estate to The Adam Miller Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Tara worked at the Town of East Hampton, and was an associate at the offices of Cartier Bernstein, Auerbach & Dazzo, P.C.
Tara S. Hakimi is a member of the American, New York State and Women’s Bar Associations. She received her J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and her B.A. from George Washington University.
Brian J. DeSesa joined the Adam Miller Group in December 2015. A graduate of both Providence College (BS in Business and Finance) and Nova South Eastern University’s Sheppard Broad Law Center (Juris Doctorate) he joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as a Prosecutor right out of law school. He entered private law practice in 2008, when he joined the firm Edward Burke Jr., and Associates, LLC and continued to work there until 2015. Brian served as the Vice-Chair of the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. He is highly experienced in all aspects of real estate, with a specific focus on land use, and is known for his ability to effectively navigate the intricacies of local boards. Additionally, he is a sought after criminal attorney.
Mr. DeSesa is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association. He is also counsel to the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League.
Dennis Downes has been an attorney since 1972. He is a specialist in Land Use, Residential and Commercial Real Estate. He also has extensive experience in Wills and Trusts & Estates. His work has been recognized by his inclusion in the Top Attorneys of North America. Mr. Downes also serves as a special counsel for the Town of Southampton, the Town of Shelter Island, the Village of Southampton and the Village of Westhampton.
Mr. Downes received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from CW Post, his JD from Brooklyn Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1972. He is licensed to practice in New York, North Carolina, the US Supreme Court and both Federal Districts of New York. He joined the Adam Miller Group in January 2019.