577 Mulberry Street, Suite 810 | Macon, Georgia 31201    

R. Chix Miller

Managing Partner


R. Chix Miller, rated “AV” in Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards) for the most recent seventeen (17) consecutive years, is a partner at Sell & Melton LLP and has represented numerous governmental entities as Bond counsel and Issuer’s counsel over the past thirty-seven (37) years. Mr. Miller has closed as Bond counsel over two-hundred sixty-five (265) bond issues in fifteen (15) states – Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Mr. Miller also represents the Development Authority of Bibb County.

Mr. Miller specializes in acting as Bond counsel for the financing of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, manufacturing facilities, and low to moderate income housing projects. He has participated in several hospital and exempt facility financings as well. At Sell & Melton LLP, at which he has been managing partner for over 20 years, Mr. Miller has amassed considerable experience in the field of public/municipal finance and in structuring and successfully completing wills and difficult financings. In addition to public/municipal finance, Mr. Miller practices in the areas of commercial transactions, contracts, taxation, wills, trusts, probate and governmental representation.

Mr. Miller and his wife, Cathy, have been married for over fifty (50) years. They have two (2) grown children and five (5) grandchildren.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  •  Bond Counsel - Tax-Exempt Bond Financing
  •  Commercial Transactions
  •  Taxation
  •  Tax-Exempt Bonds
  •  Wills and Trusts
  •  Probate
  •  Government Representation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Georgia, 1978
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1978
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

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

VETERAN

  •  Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point – 1970
  •  Graduated from Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia - 1970
  •  Graduated from Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia - 1971
  •  Served in the United States Army (RA) from 1970 to 1975 - Rising to the Rank of Captain

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Over the years Mr. Miller 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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