MILES D. HART
Miles D. Hart is a founding shareholder of Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould PC. He specializes in securities litigation, whether sales practice, employment or regulatory related matters. Miles is also an experienced commercial litigator in state or federal court with a variety of experience litigating contractual, property, insurance, malpractice, and other business disputes.
Miles represents national and international securities firms in a variety of fora, including federal and state court, arbitration, mediation, and in regulatory matters before the SEC and/or FINRA. He has extensive experience defending claims involving fraud, misrepresentation, churning, and the federal and state securities laws in virtually every type of securities vehicle. Miles has handled nearly 1000 securities related matters and represented securities clients in more than 20 states before state and federal courts, FINRA, NASD, NYSE, AAA and in other private fora as well, including roughly 150 arbitrations through hearing. Over the course of his career, claimants have been awarded a minute percentage of their claimed damages for matters in which Miles represented the respondents.
Miles also has extensive experience in the enforcement of employment agreements containing restrictive covenants providing for the confidentiality of trade secret information, non-competition and non-solicitation. He frequently appears for immediate injunctive relief hearings in federal and state courts throughout the country.
Miles also serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA — formerly the NASD and NYSE), a case evaluator appointed by the Oakland County District and Circuit Courts, and has been privately retained to serve as mediator in securities disputes across the Midwest. Since 2008, Miles has been nominated by his peers and selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer in the Securities Litigation practice area. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has awarded him its highest legal ability and ethical standards rating (AV – very high to preeminent).
Miles is admitted to practice law in Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania. He has been admitted to practice on a pro hac vice basis in numerous other jurisdictions. He is also admitted in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Northern District of Illinois (General and Trial Bars), the Central District of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 11th Circuits.
In 1986 Miles graduated from the James Madison College at Michigan State University with an emphasis in Urban Community Policy Problems and he received his Law Degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1990. Prior to his legal career, Miles served as a Michigan Business Ombudsman where he advocated on behalf of business entities from within state government. He has previously served the community on the City of Novi’s Board of Review; ALS of Michigan, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting individuals and families struck with Lou Gehrig’s disease, as a Board Member; low income residents needing free legal services through the City of Southfield Legal Aid program; and with a variety of organizations involved in assisting individuals on the autism spectrum.