Melvin Miller joined Park Strategies in 2008 as Special Counsel.
As former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Mr. Miller is widely recognized as an authority on public finance and the state budgetary process.
Before joining Park Strategies, Mr. Miller was an officer of Bolton-St. Johns, Inc. where he served as a consultant to the health industry, hospitals, not-for-profits and corporations.
Mr. Miller served in the state legislature from 1971-1991. As a legislator, Mr. Miller was responsible for the Fiscal Reform Act of 1990. Prior to his election as Speaker, he served as the Chairman of the Assembly Committees on Election Law, Higher Education and the Codes Committee.
His special interest in health care is reflected in his leadership in the revision of the state’s hospital reimbursement system to provide critical aid to financially ailing hospitals. He is also credited for his work on: major increases in state aid to education; the modernization of the New York City school system; the creation of the Capital Needs Trust Fund; reform of the state’s gun laws; the Criminal Forfeiture Law, which allows prosecutors to seize criminal assets and use them to battle crime; and the state’s Organized Crime Control Act.
Mr. Miller is a graduate of Brooklyn College and New York University Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1964, and is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association. He has taught at the Graduate Center at City University of New York and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
He lives in New York City with his wife, Liz.