Evan T. Miller is a director at Bayard. Evan concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, representing debtors (both voluntary and involuntary) and trustees, in addition to asset purchasers, landlords, official committees of unsecured creditors, secured creditors, vendors, and preference and fraudulent transfer litigants in bankruptcy courts across the country. His clientele stems from a wide range of industries, including insurance, restaurants, retail, healthcare, energy, and education, among many others. In addition to in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters, Evan has experience handling commercial litigation in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania jurisdictions, as well as Delaware Statutory Trust matters. Evan is also a certified mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is included on the Register of Mediators and Arbitrators maintained by the Court.
Evan has been recognized by Super Lawyers® magazine as a Delaware Rising Star in the practice area of business bankruptcy. Evan was also named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 40 and Under Hot List for his work in bankruptcy litigation, a practice which expands across the country.
Evan created and maintains the Avoidance Action Update Blog at avoidanceactionupdate.bayardlaw.com, which tracks the latest developments in avoidance action case law and jurisprudence.
Evan is very active in the tri-state legal community, currently serving as Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association NextGen Philadelphia chapter (whose scope covers the Philadelphia metro area, the state of Delaware, and southern New Jersey), Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and currently the Secretary and Treasurer of the Business Law Section for the Philadelphia Bar Association, of which he was formerly the Communications Chair. Previously, Evan served as Chairman and Treasurer of the Delaware State Bar Association’s (DSBA) Young Lawyer Section during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 terms respectively, Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division for the 2014-15 term, and Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee.
Evan currently serves as one of two member contacts for Meritas, an invitation-only international alliance of over 175 business law firms located in over 80 countries. Bayard is the sole Delaware member of Meritas.
Before joining Bayard, Evan graduated cum laude from the Delaware Law School, as well as with Honors from the Delaware Law School’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law. While in law school, Evan served as the Internal Managing Editor of the Widener Law Review for the 2008-2009 academic year. He was also on the executive board of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, serving as New Member Competition Chairperson, and being awarded Outstanding Executive Board Member during that time. During 2006-2007, Evan served as a legal intern to the Honorable Chandlee Kuhn, Chief Judge of the Family Court of the State of Delaware. In his final year of law school, Evan served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Prior to law school, Evan was the recipient of the John J. Serff academic scholarship and a member of several honor societies while attending Bloomsburg University. Following graduation from Bloomsburg, he worked for a mid-Atlantic region recruiting firm.