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Jerome L. Prager
Managing Partner
E-mail: jprager@prager-miller.com


Mr. Prager's practice encompasses all aspects of real estate finance, brokerage and development, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, and alcoholic beverage licensing. Mr. Prager maintains an extensive and varied legal practice, focusing primarily on all segments of real estate law as well as business transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, sales, organization of entities, management activities, and employer-employee relations. Successful representation of and counseling to the real estate brokerage industry has earned Mr. Prager an enviable reputation in the real estate community. He has served as legal counsel to the MetroTex Association of REALTORSŪ, Inc. (formerly, Greater Dallas Association of REALTORSŪ, Inc.), for many years.

Mr. Prager also concentrates part of his practice on alcoholic beverage licensing and the legal issues surrounding the alcoholic beverage industry. A growing area of the law which commands much of Mr. Prager's practice is the legal compliance by the alcoholic beverage industry with the technicalities of federal, state, and local licensing laws for both retail and wholesale liquor companies. He assists many local and national alcoholic beverage companies with licensing issues and day-to-day legal matters, making it possible for many national restaurant chains to enter the Texas market with alcoholic beverage licenses.

Mr. Prager is a shareholder and President of Prager & Miller, PC. Regarding the role of the firm in today's evolving legal profession, he states: "To remain competitive, we must become more focused in our representation of certain industries and must be able to respond with greater speed and dedication to our clients' needs. Our personal involvement in each client's legal affairs distinguishes us from large firms many times our size. We are very aware that our clients desire the personal touch that our firm is able to deliver."

Mr. Prager has addressed the National Association of REALTORSŪ in Chicago at its risk management seminar. He has made numerous presentations to the Texas Association of REALTORSŪ at seminars and conventions, including conducting training sessions for both the Texas Association of REALTORSŪ and the Greater Dallas Association of REALTORSŪ. In addition, he has participated on the Texas Association of REALTORSŪ Legal Panel for several years. He speaks frequently at area real estate company meetings and has been approved as an instructor by the Texas Real Estate Commission for minimum continuing education classes for real estate brokers. During the recent session of the Texas legislature, Mr. Prager successfully represented interests of brokers in drafting and negotiating meaningful tort reform legislation. Over the years, Mr. Prager has been a frequent contributor of articles on current topics to the magazine Texas Realtor, a monthly publication of the Texas Association of REALTORSŪ.

Outside of his professional activities, Mr. Prager has a passion for classical music, wine, and sport fishing. Recently, he boated a 320 lb. blue marlin in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and a near world record peacock bass weighing 26.3 lbs. in the Amazon Rain Forest, Brazil.

Bachelor of Arts from University of Texas, 1957
L.L.B. University of Texas, 1960

Supreme Court of the State of Texas (1960)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1965)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1963)

State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
   (Member of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Sections)
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Charter Member, Dallas Bar Foundation
Texas Real Estate Commission Broker
   Lawyer Committee (1996-Current)
Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys

Dallas Bar Association:    Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (1969-1970)
   Ethics Committee (1970-1971)
   Parliamentarian (1971)
   Chairman of Economics of the Profession Committee (1976)
   Fee Dispute Committee (1988-1990, 1996)
      Sub-Committee Chairman (1990)
   Law Practice Committee (1987-1990)




Robert A. Miller
Partner
E-mail: rmiller@prager-miller.com


Robert Miller maintains a diverse litigation practice. He is especially familiar with the problems faced by real estate brokers and salespersons in Texas. He devotes a significant portion of his litigation practice to cases involving the purchase and sale of residential real estate, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants.

In addition, Mr. Miller has substantial experience representing large and small businesses, commercial enterprises, professional associations, homebuilders, and homeowners' associations in both state and federal courts on issues including consumer deceptive trade practice actions, employee noncompete agreements, business litigation, breach of contract, real estate matters, and bankruptcy. Mr. Miller is especially versed in issues involving commission disputes for real estate brokers, and has successfully argued many cases that have resulted in full recovery of a commission by a broker. He also is well versed in Homeowner Association issues concerning collection, enforcement and judicial and non-judicial foreclosure of Association liens.

Mr. Miller has compiled extensive experience in representing both debtors and creditors in all areas of bankruptcy and reorganization. He no longer represents debtors, but his experience is useful in representing creditors as he understands the situation from both a creditor and debtor perspective. He works with creditors by discerning ways to protect the creditors' interests, both within and without the bankruptcy system.

Also, Mr. Miller has successfully enforced and defeated the enforcement of employee covenants not to compete, along with defending companies from employee discrimination complaints.

Mr. Miller was born in Iowa. Prior to entering private practice in 1982,  Mr. Miller gained experience in federal administrative and securities law as in-house counsel for a New York Stock Exchange listed company.

An active sailor, Mr. Miller crews on several sailboats and travels throughout the country to race in regattas. When not sailing, he is involved in state and local politics, serving as an elected precinct chair and being an elected delegate to state political conventions. He also is active in his local homeowners association, the Plano Homeowners Council, and Texas Neighborhoods Together.

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from University of Iowa (1974)
Juris Doctor from University of Texas School of Law (1977)
United States Supreme Court (2006)
Supreme Court of the State of Texas (1977)
United States District Court for the Northern (1979), Southern (1987), and
   Eastern (1989) Districts of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (1979)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1987), Tenth Circuit (1980),
   and Eleventh Circuit (1986)
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association

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