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Real estate mogul Brandon Miller was slapped with lawsuits for more than $100,000 over luxury furniture rental and another $50,000 in boat-related fees just months before his shocking death last week, The Post has learned.

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Miller — a managing partner at REEC who was married to Mama + Tata founder Candice Miller — was sued by Interior Marketing Group on April 19 after he allegedly “failed and refused to pay” $102,730.27 for the company’s luxury rental services, according to the complaint obtained by The Post.

The Ivy League graduate also “refused to return” more than $64,000 worth of furnishings from their Park Avenue apartment, the lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court alleged.

The rented furniture was “high-end living, dining and bedroom furniture and various accessories, including, but not limited to, dining and family room fixtures, area rugs, table lamps, bedroom desks and chairs, credenzas, bedframes [sic], pillows, draperies and sheers and artwork,” according to the lawsuit.

Separately, the 43-year-old Miller was sued on May 15 by Lighthouse Marina for allegedly failing to pay his balances on his boat, MillerTime, which had been docking at the Long Island, New York, facility since October 2020, Page Six reported.

The real estate tycoon allegedly owed the marina nearly $40,000 dating to October 2022 but never “responded nor acknowledged” their demand letter for payment and eventually accrued a debt of $55,205.76 in charges, according to the lawsuit.

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“Defendant received the boat, used it, enjoyed it and in result traded it in for a bigger boat, which Defendant would not have been able to do but for the repairs performed by Plaintiff,” the complaint said.

“Defendant received the benefit of the repairs that were never paid for.”

Lawyers representing Interior Marketing Group and Lighthouse Marina did not respond to requests for comment. Miller’s legal representation was not disclosed in court documents. 

Real estate mogul Brandon Miller. Facebook

Miller and his wife lived a lavish lifestyle with their two young daughters that included summering at their $3 million home in Southampton, as well as owning a $9 million apartment in Soho and the pricey pad on the Upper East Side.

A few days before his death last Wednesday, Brandon had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He was buried over the weekend at the New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon.

No cause of death has been released.

Candice Miller – who started her fashion blog Mama + Tata with her sister, Jenna Crespi, in 2016 – is the co-founder of vintage-inspired clothing line Black Iris, and the top buyer for Southampton shop Tenet.

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She has not commented since her husband’s death.

Brandon Miller (right) allegedly owed a furniture rental group $100,000 prior to his death. Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com/Shutterstock

Brandon Miller was a managing partner at Real Estates Equities Corporation, which was founded by his late father, Michael Miller, in 1978 after a career spent developing shopping centers.

The Brown University graduate joined his father’s real estate company in 2004 as head of the acquisitions and finance department, according to the REEC website.

The company has purchased or developed more than 20 million square feet of real estate properties throughout the country, including numerous properties in New York City that include 985 Park Ave., 156 Prince St. and 1228 Madison.

The design group claimed Brandon Miller stopped making payments in 2022. Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com/Shutterstock

The furniture rental battle is not the first legal headache Miller has faced in recent years. 

A 2019 complaint alleged that Brandon Miller’s father – who died in 2016 – had told his assistant to forge his son’s signature on some loan documents related to a condo project.

The lawsuit was settled, according to court documents reported by The Real Deal.

In 2022, TD Bank sued Brandon Miller, his mother and his sister, alleging they made fraudulent transfers to keep the bank from collecting $2.1 million from his mother.

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