Nyana Abreu Miller focuses her practice on international asset recovery and financial fraud. Miller has worked on cases brought under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on behalf of foreign office holders of bankrupt Latin American companies and financial institutions where insiders misappropriated hundreds of millions of dollars worth of assets into or through the United States. She represents individuals, corporations, receivers and trustees in litigation to recover assets that were fraudulently transferred, embezzled or otherwise misappropriated.
Prior to joining Astigarraga Davis, Miller worked on commercial, financial and real estate transactions at an international law firm. In that position, she represented bank syndicates in financial transactions for various purposes, including working capital, international trade and acquisitions. After the enactment of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Miller was called upon to advise clients on how the new law would affect their swaps and derivatives. Miller prepared joint venture documentation for the construction of a new hotel in an existing resort complex and negotiated various operational agreements for hotels throughout the country. Miller also drafted Terms and Conditions and standard form agreements for a Colombian manufacturing company selling products in Florida.
Miller graduated first in her class at University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and the International Moot Court Board. She received an honorable mention in the best individual oralist category at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and was honored with seven “book awards.” During law school, Miller served as a Dean’s Fellow in the Writing Center and subsequently for Professor Jan Paulsson’s Contracts class.
Miller brings a multi-cultural perspective to her work. Born in Brazil but raised in the U.S., Miller is a native speaker of Portuguese. She developed a fluency in Spanish by volunteering in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and El Salvador. During college, Miller’s field research about Brazil’s Movimento Sem Terra received an Undergraduate Research Award at the University of Kansas. Prior to law school, Miller studied at the Universidad de Costa Rica, interned at the Interamerican Institute for Human Rights, interned with The Carter Center’s Global Development Initiative and worked on a voting rights project in Little Havana.
Miller is admitted to practice in Florida state courts, the District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.