For more than 25 years, Edward J. Miller Jr. has focused his practice on Business Law developing expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Private Equity and Commercial Banking. E. J. has significant experience representing businesses at all stages of their development, advising clients from formation through early- and late-stage funding, assisting with grow-by-acquisition strategies, and facilitating market exits through mergers and purchase and sale transactions.
A substantial portion of E. J.’s practice is devoted to representing successful individual business owners and private equity investor groups in connection with business and real estate transactions, including purchase mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and New Market Tax Credits. E. J. has negotiated and closed the purchase and sale of businesses ranging in price from $500,000 to over $250,000,000. He has also successfully closed on the sale and acquisition of hotel properties and their business operations with aggregate values ranging from $5,000,000 to more than $45,000,000.
E. J. graduated from Georgetown University in 1983 with an A.B. in English Literature. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law. E. J. is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois, is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and is admitted to practice before United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois. Following graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable David P. McDonald, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. E. J. served as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law from 2011 to 2015 where he taught a course on commercial real estate planning. Beginning in 2011, E. J. was elected to the Board of Directors of the Kirkwood School District where he served for six years, and was selected by the Board to serve as Board President for three years; he also served a three year term on the Board of Directors of EducationPlus, a non-profit educational cooperative owned and governed by 30 public school districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Areas of Practice
- Business Counseling, Formation, Mergers, Sales & Acquisitions
- Commercial Lending & Banking Law
- Corporate Finance
- Private Equity
- Real Estate, Redevelopment, Industrial Development Bonds and New Market Tax Credits
- Tax Exempt and Charitable Organizations
Georgetown University - A.B. 1983
Washington University School of Law - J.D. 1989