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R. Chix Miller

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Managing Partner
  • Location:Macon, Georgia
  • Phone:478-464-5342
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  • Fax:478-464-5382
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R. Chix Miller, rated “AV” in Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards), is managing partner of Sell & Melton LLP and has represented numerous governmental entities as Bond counsel and Issuer’s counsel over the past thirty five (35) years. Mr. Miller is the head of the Public/Municipal Section at Sell & Melton LLP. He has closed as Bond counsel over two hundred seventy (270) bond issues in sixteen (16) states – Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Mr. Miller also represents two local issuers – the Development Authority of Bibb County and the Macon-Bibb County Hospital Authority.

Mr. Miller specializes in acting as Bond counsel for the financing of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, manufacturing facilities, QZABs, prisons, and low to moderate income housing projects. He has participated in several hospital and exempt facility financings as well.

At Sell & Melton LLP, Mr. Miller is currently in his eighteenth (18th) year as managing partner. He has amassed considerable experience in the field of public/municipal finance and in structuring and successfully completing difficult financings. In addition to public/municipal finance, Mr. Miller practices in the areas of: Taxation, Trusts, Estates and Wills.

Mr. Miller and his wife, Cathy, have been married for over 46 years. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • Bond Counsel – Tax Exempt Bond Financing
  • Taxation
  • Tax-Exempt Bonds
  • Trusts
  • Estates and Wills
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1978
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1978
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. – 1978
    • Law Review: Assistant Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review, 1977 – 1978
  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • L.L.M – 1980
    • Major: Taxation
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
    • B.S. – 1970

Published Works

  • Articles at 28 Mercer Law Review 395, 1977 and 29 Mercer Law Review 323, 1978, 1977
  • Co-Winner, Freshman Oral Argument Competition
  • Member, Jessup Cup International Law Moot Court Team

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Macon Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
  • Lifetime Member of the West Point Association of Graduates

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army (RA), Captain, 1970 – 1975
    • Graduated from Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia in August, 1970
    • Graduated from Ranger School at Ft. Benning, Georgia on February 18, 1971

Pro Bono Activities

  • Over the years, Mr. Miller has served as:
  • Chairman, Board of The Salvation Army (Macon Corps)
  • President, Macon Lions Club
  • Chairman, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Macon
  • President, Macon Estate Planning Council
  • Chairman, Bibb County Training Center for the Developmentally Disabled

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Sell & Melton LLP
577 Mulberry Street
14th Floor
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-746-8521
Toll Free: 800-401-3194
Fax: 478-745-6426
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