Janice Miller is the managing partner of BMLG and is a highly recognized legal expert with 20+ years of experience as an Innovative General Counsel. She represents the firm’s clients in the areas of business transactions from formation to wind-down, real estate leasing and negotiation, entertainment, intellectual property, licensing, hospitality and the emerging legal field of unmanned aerial systems (“Drones”). Her clients have come to rely on her insightful, dispute avoidance strategy as a preventive measure and appreciate the value of her extensive experience when litigation is unavoidable.
Prior to joining Ken Berke to establish Berke Miller Law Group, Janice was the managing partner of the J. Miller Law Group, and before that Ms. Miller was the Vice President, Business Affairs for NBCUniversal’s (sm) Universal Studios Hollywood® theme park and CityWalk® retail, dining and entertainment complex. During her tenure, Ms. Miller played an important role in both the business and legal side of the company’s billion dollar expansion, having also held the role of Vice President Business and Legal Affairs for more than 12 years during her almost 15 years with Universal Studios Hollywood & CityWalk and a total of over 20+ years with other Universal entities. Ms. Miller’s area of responsibility and strategic legal management covered a number of diverse legal areas, from licensing intellectual property in the theme park to real estate matters on CityWalk, to ride safety issues and legislation, to managing litigation to serving executive leadership as a strategic advisor on multi-million dollars business deals including corporate sponsorships. Ms. Miller was the principle senior executive for the real estate, tenant relationships and leasing of Universal CityWalk, a 60+ tenant outdoor entertainment destination with restaurants that range the gamut from quick serve to casual to sit-down, nightclubs and retail venues.
Before joining NBCUniversal, Ms. Miller developed a well-earned reputation as a leader in entertainment, real estate and intellectual property business affairs at Walt Disney Imagineering®, Sega GameWorks® and MCA Recreations Services®. Ms. Miller started her legal career in entertainment litigation representing celebrities from the television, movies, and music industries.
- Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University
- Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law
- Master of Business Administration from the University of Redlands.
While at Universal, Ms. Miller sat on the Board of Directors of the California Attractions & Parks Association, which the firm now represents. She is a noted speaker and panelist at conferences attending to matters on entertainment-based venue business affairs, theme park legislation, intellectual and licensing property management and Drones.
Berke Miller Law Group is located in Calabasas, California. Ms. Miller and her husband of 20-years, have two wonderful teenaged children (her son in College is an Eagle Scout and an instrument rated private pilot and her daughter – a very social high school junior who is a dancer and wants to pursue a career in medicine). Janice enjoys working out, running, spending time with her friends and a good bottle of wine. She gives back to the community through her efforts with the Boy Scouts of America, Theatrics Dance Company and Youth Ballet Theatre.