Barry L. Miller is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Suffolk University, with a double-major in Communications and Speech and Government. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University Law School and concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, probate and business law. He is a member of The Florida, New York, Massachusetts and Colorado State Bar Associations. He is President of The Closing Agent, LLC, a full-service title insurance agency with offices in Altamonte Springs, Celebration, Merritt Island, Ocoee, Orlando, Tampa and Winter Park, Florida. His practice focuses on assisting property owners on many aspects of real property including: Purchasing, selling, land development, commercial and residential leasing, loan modifications, short sales, and foreclosures (plaintiff and defendant). His office has successfully negotiated and closed over 5,000 short sales. He lectures regularly to Realtors® on legal issues related to real estate and closing issues. He is also a land developer in Downtown Orlando with many successful projects in Thornton Park including commercial and residential projects. Mr. Miller was the former President of the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival— the oldest fringe festival in the United States. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. He is the founder of The Barry L. Miller Foundation for Arts and Education which has provided scholarships to college students and grants in the Orlando area for the arts. He was selected to participate and successfully completed, in 2016, the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 small business leaders’ program. Mr. Miller is the founder of The 49 Fund—a fund created in the wake of the Pulse mass shootings—which provides leadership scholarships to the Central Florida community. Currently, Mr. Miller serves as President of the Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association, an affiliate voluntary bar association of the Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association. He is also a frequent contributor on WFTV’s Eyewitness News. The Closing Agent was recognized in 2015, and again in 2016, by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as one of the top 100 fastest-growing businesses in the United States as featured in Fortune magazine.
Mr. Miller recently had the honor of representing a client in a foreclosure defense action that was ultimately determined by the Florida Supreme Court wherein it was determined that the lender’s mortgage was extinguished and our client now owns their home free and clear. Bank of New York Mellon v. Bagga, SC17-1221, 2018 WL 6434803, at *1 (Fla. Dec. 7, 2018).
- The 49 Fund: Founder
- Barry L. Miller Foundation for the Arts and Education: Founder
- Orlando International Fringe Festival: Former President
- Orlando Shakespeare Theater: Former Director
Membership and Activities
- Florida Bar Association: Member
- Massachusetts Bar Association: Member
- New York Bar Association: Member
- Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association: President
- Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers: Member
- Orange County Bar Association: Member
- Federal Bar Association: Member
- Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
- Bachelor of Science in Speech and Communication and Government (B.S.): Suffolk University, magna cum laude