James (Jim) R. Parks, CPA | Executive Director at CBIZ MHM

James (Jim) R. Parks

Managing Director

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    Mr. Parks heads the Los Angeles office and family office service group of CBIZ MHM, LLC Tax and Business Advisory Services (“CBIZ”). Jim specializes in tax consulting, financial analysis, family office services and litigation consulting for business management professionals; entertainment, oil and gas, manufacturing and real estate industry companies; and service organizations. Mr. Parks has over thirty-five years of diversified experience with Fortune 500, small and medium sized public, and closely held companies.

    Mr. Parks has testified or been deposed in a variety of proceedings including federal and superior courts, deposition, and arbitration, and has served as special accounting master to the court. Mr. Parks has served as a tax expert for the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Parks has extensive experience as an expert witness in entertainment, marital dissolution, and 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 estate and income 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, ABC, Miller Publishing Group, LLC, Twentieth Century Fox, Hanna Barbera, First Artist Production Company and Cinerama.

    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, and is currently involved in the development of a 400 room Hyatt concept hotel just outside of the Los Angeles International Airport. 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 approximately ten thousand apartment units and more than three hundred thousand square feet of commercial office space.

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