James R. Parks


South Pasadena, CA

Mr. Parks has over forty years of diversified tax, business management and litigation consulting experience with Fortune 500, small and medium sized public, closely held companies and high net worth individuals. He has testified or been deposed on a variety of proceedings including federal and superior courts, arbitration, and has served as special accounting master to the California Superior court on motion picture accounting matters. Mr. Parks has served as a tax expert for the U.S. Department of Justice and has extensive experience as an expert witness in entertainment, marital dissolution, trust accounting and real estate related legal proceedings; valuation of partnership interests in real estate partnerships; bankruptcy proceedings; creditor work-out plans; and bank credit negotiations. Mr. Parks has performed valuation work on motion picture films for litigation proceedings and federal and state income and estate tax purposes.

In the entertainment and media industry, besides representing numerous individuals, Mr. Parks has provided accounting services to corporate entertainment/media clients including MGM, Miller Publishing Group, LLC, Twentieth Century Fox, and Hanna Barbara. In the real estate industry, Mr. Parks, over the years, has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of over two billion dollars of real estate. Mr. Parks has provided professional services to the real estate industry in every phase from property acquisition analysis, leasing, financing and disposition. Mr. Parks is Chairman of the Board of Realty Center Management, Inc., a privately held real estate management and development company which manages and through its affiliates owns an interest in over nine thousand apartment units and approximately two hundred thousand square feet of office and commercial properties.