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RESUME OF JAMES E. MILLER
JAMES E. MILLER
530 NW 13th St., Corvallis, OR 97330
Santa Ana Senior High School, 1953;
Stanford University, A.B. 1957: Majors: economics, political science, history;
Stanford University School of Law. J.D. 1959. Moot Court award.
Continuing education in law and computer science.
Montana State University, BS Agricultural Operations Technology, 2006.
LICENSES AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Member of California State Bar January 1960 to December 2001.
California Licensed Real Estate Broker
California Talent Agency License
EMPLOYMENT AND PRACTICE
Private law practice, 1973 to 2001. Emphasis on commercial, real estate, business law, and construction defect litigation. Substantial experience in public and private school law, Intellectual Property Law and Entertainment Law.
Owned licensed Talent Agency with offices in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Project Manager, Mt. Israel Recreation Project, 1991.
Rohr Industries, Inc. Corporate staff counsel, 1969-1972. Corporate and securities law, labor relations, litigation and advanced technology contracting.
County of Imperial. County Counsel, 1965- 1969. General counsel to County Board of Supervisors and departments, 28 school districts and five special districts.
County of San Diego. Deputy County Counsel, 1960-1965. Real property legal counsel, including eminent domain litigation, public works contracts and highway law.
United States Air Force, 1959 -1964. Staff Sergeant, Medical Corps.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
County Counsel, Imperial County, CA, 1965-1969.
Chief legal advisor for 28 school districts. Advised on Calif. Education Code and applicable federal laws. Wrote and approved construction, maintenance and repair contracts. Prepared teacher dismissal kit. Develop legal means by which districts acquired relocatable classrooms. Represented school districts in litigation, including eminent domain. Attended course at Imperial Valley College. Wrote student handbook for Imperial Valley College. Issued opinions on school taxation matters. Produced a video in the form of a documentary of the use of community and school swimming pools in Imperial County which was part of Dr. Miller’s campaign to pass school bond issues for swimming pools for Central Union High School District, El Centro, CA. Supervised legal aspects of school bond issues and tax over-ride elections. Supervised legal aspects of unification of school districts.
Deputy County Counsel, San Diego County, CA, 1960-1965.
Represented County of San Diego and school districts of San Diego County in real property matters, including leasing, purchasing, sale, quite title and eminent domain. Researched and wrote formal legal opinions.
Planned Unit Development.
Developed three unit planned unit development, Chula Vista, CA, including purchase, planning, PUD legal work, annexation to City of Chula Vista, contracting for engineering, contract administration, major grading, extension of utilities, financing, supervision, landscaping and fire protection. 1972 - 1974.
Planning for 3000 sq. ft. single story, residence, Chula Vista (Bonita), financing, bidding, contract administration, supervision, billing, fund control and labor employment. Performed construction work, including landscaping, concrete, irrigation, tile installation, carpentry and miscellaneous work.
Office building projects:
Planned, financed and executed tenant improvements in four different office projects. Manager and part owner of 10,000 sq. ft. office building, Hillcrest, San Diego, mid-80's. Executed energy conservation plan: employed energy engineer, installed new temperature controls and a fire alarm system. Managed extensive remodeling of office building.
Project Manager: Ivy Tower, San Diego, CA (1975-79)
Formed limited partnership and purchased a 10,000 sq. foot, three office building in San Diego, CA. Mr. Miller as GP, remodeled the building, installed an executive suite, upgraded the HVAC system and installed a fire alarm system. Sold the building and forwarded the proceeds to the Anchor building project.
Anchor Office Building project, San Diego, CA (1979)
Above partnership purchased office space parcel in Pacific Beach. Mr. Miller, as GP, directed efforts of architect to design building. Involved heavily in design decisions: structural, communications, HVAC, security, lighting, fenestration and elevator. Sold parcel with substantial profit to Mr. Miller and his wife and other partners.
Mt. Israel Recreation Area, for Olivenhain Municipal Water District, CA, 1991.
Employed as Project Manager by Bellfree Contractors, Inc. Supervised construction of riding and hiking trails, picnic areas, horse tethers, fences, gates, landscaping and irrigation systems. Designed and prepared all job cost spreadsheets; prepared progress billing; kept books, did banking; hired employees and subcontractors; supervised execution of work; acted as owner's representative to owner's staff; resolved fire damage and property claims; and operated heavy equipment.
El Campito, Descanso, CA, 2000.
Employed as Project Manager for the development of a 63 acre horse ranch. Duties included due diligence review of project prior to close of escrow, planning and permits, construction of an extensive irrigation system ($30,000 plus); refitting well with pump and electrical service; brushing and grading; fencing; planting of 300 fruit trees.
Designed and build hydraulically operated mini-bull dozer. Extensive studies in hydraulic operating systems. Own and operate tracked excavator and maintained the same, including rebuilding hydraulic rams. Designed and built riding and hiking trails. Designed and built 8' wide by 20 foot long equestrian bridge. Wrote and obtain grants for trail construction. Supervised reconstruction of California Riding and Hiking Trail ($75,000 grant).
Proficient in operating a skiploader, backhoe, and skid-steer loaders. Operated attachments including breakers, augers, and flail mowers. Have experience in operating a tracked front-end loader, CAT D4 bulldozer, compactors, trenchers, air tools, dump trucks, air compressor powered tools, power saws, most construction tools and engineering tools.
Designed housing project, including 3000 sq. ft. house, three car garage and 640 sq. ft. apartment. Obtained permits and installed black and gray waste water systems, metal framing, metal roofing, finish plumbing, finish flooring, domestic water supply system, and fire water supply system. Designed, made and installed cabinets. Performed all contract administration, financing, employment of labor and supervision of work of others. Designed and installed leach field. Installed landscaping and irrigation systems.
Hydronic heating and cooling research:
Conducted extensive research into hydronic heating and cooling systems, including, technology, regulations, licensing, design, parts and equipment supply, labor costs and availability, marketing, competition, job cost accounting, and financing. Studied design manuals, including Wirsbo. Pursued legal and political avenues toward modification of current regulations affecting the use of used oil for extraction of energy. Prepared extensive business plan for Alpine Applied Hydronics.
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE
Conducted nationwide search for job cost accounting software and evaluated 13 packages. Selected Master Builder by OMWare as best fit. Used, sold and installed One-Write Plus, entry level business accounting - three businesses (office building, bread jobber, horse ranch). Installed SBT Job Costing for blind and drapery business ($50k - 72k/mo. gross sales); accomplished data conversion, prepared financials for two years and trained bookkeeper. Used QuickBooks. Used Unix based, multi-terminal, debt collection software, including trust accounting, for collection agency. Litigated numerous contractor cases involving accounting issues Litigated several partnership dissolution cases involving accounting issues Setup and operated job cost system for Bellfree Contractors for the Mt. Israel project (see above). Setup and used several different accounting systems for law practice. Two quarters of accounting, Stanford University Evaluation of several software packages for use by the Company. Selection, review and evaluation of Master Builder software for the Company. Bibliography.
COMPUTER LITERACY: Conducting search for and evaluation of enterprise-wide business information systems. Focusing on relational databases and distributed computing with "best" technology. Examination includes LAN and WAN networks, Intranets and Extranets using browsers, and dedicated circuits. Evaluating enterprise level contact and sales managers including ACT! 2000, Telemagic Enterprise, Goldmine Front Office 2000 and Lotus Organizer. Operated dedicated word processor (NBI 3000), 1979-1991 Operated CP/M, computer system, multi-task, system 1982-1989 Operated DOS based system; applications included MS Word, Word Perfect, Excel, and other office software. 1986-1991. ACT! user from 1988 to present. Southwestern College courses in operating system (Sperry-Univac) and business information systems. Operated collection agency with service bureau (mainframe) collection software 1982-1986. Operated Throughbred (Unix clone) computer system, multi-task debt collection system. 1986 -1990. Purchased and operated UNIX system, 1989-90, with dual station monitors. Completed UNIX class, 1991, at Palomar College. Installed STB job cost accounting for client, did data conversion and produced two years of financial reports. Purchased several computers running Windows with office suites. 1991 to present. Proficient in Word Perfect, Excel, ACT! Know many other office applications.
Books and Articles:
Long, Mark; FINANCING THE NEW VENTURE; Adams Media Corporation; Holbrook, MA; 2000.
Lowry, Albert J., Ph.D; HOW TO BECOME FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL BY OWNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS - A Step-by-Step Guide to Independence and Profits, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1981.
Ruff, Howard, MAKING MONEY - Winning the Battle for Middle-Class Financial Success; Simon and Schuster, New York, 1984. Small Business Resource Web Sites: California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency; Liraz Publishing Co.;
Managing a Small Business: First Union, Small Business Resource Center: National Information Clearing House, Small Business Development Center [Market Research, Business Counseling and more]: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star site,
"Find Money": Small Business startup and venture capital financing & money finders web sites: Enviro Tech Financial Inc.
Straw Bale Builders: http://strawbalebuilders.wetpaint.com/
Mutual Aid Society of America: http://masallp.wetpaint.com/
World Cyber Cafe: http://worldcybercafe.wetpaint.com/
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