Founding Partner

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Michael N. Miller’s professional career in accounting spans more than 50 years. Over this time, he has built and retained long-term relationships with his clients, assisting them to navigate the financial cycles impacting their business and family lives. His extensive experience in the field includes real estate, cash flow analysis and forecasting, and investment and estate planning, as well as tax projection and preparation.

Because of his diverse background Michael:

  • Works with a diverse client base in wide variety of business sectors
  • Assists high profile and high net worth individuals
  • Structures proactive real estate tax plans and transactions for his clients from purchase to sale
  • Specializes in 1031 exchanges
  • Serves as the executor/conservator for his clients’ estates, where he mediates family issues

Michael began his career in 1968 at Kenneth Leventhal & Company (merged with Ernst & Young, 1995), a CPA firm noted for its real estate expertise, where he quickly rose to become a manager. He left in 1975 to work in private industry, as CFO for several real estate developers.

In 1981, Michael returned to public accounting and opened his own practice. In 1984, he partnered with Jerry Ward to co-found Miller Ward & Company in Los Angeles. Focusing on the real estate and entertainment industries, small businesses and high net worth individuals, the two continued to expand the practice.

A graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Michael holds a B.S. in Accounting. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and is licensed with the California Department of Real Estate.

Michael, who has three children and three grandchildren, resides with his wife in Los Angeles. A long-time member of the finance committee at his local temple, he enjoys sports cars, reading history, and playing golf.

Michael can be reached at

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Miller Ward Aziz
16130 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 400
Encino, CA 91436
(Take note: Our old address was 16030.)
Telephone 818.385.4999
Fax 818.385.4995