RONALD E. WARNICKE, Esq.
Vice Chairman General Counsel and Director of Special Projects
Ronald E. Warnicke, Esq. serves as Vice Chairman General Counsel and Director of Special Projects for Miller Capital Corporation and is Managing Partner for Ronald Warnicke PLC. Mr. Warnicke is also an investor in various development stage companies.
Mr. Warnicke’s law practice has spanned over thirty years and involved transactional and business litigation cases for a wide variety of businesses including banks, savings and loan associations, mortgage companies, a regional airline, regional hospitals, a title insurance company and several automobile importing companies.
Mr. Warnicke served as legal counsel and business advisor to Malcolm Bricklin when Mr. Bricklin founded the automobile import company, Yugo America and when Mr. Bricklin imported Pininfarina and Bertone automobiles. As part of his legal responsibilities, Mr. Warnicke drafted the importation, distributorship and dealership agreements required for the sale of these automobiles in the United States. In addition, Mr. Warnicke has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia on behalf of numerous international ventures.
In recent years, Mr. Warnicke was the principal attorney and lead negotiator for Visionary Vehicles, Inc. and later Visionary Vehicles LLC, in connection with the negotiations for the manufacture and importation of vehicles that were intended to lead to a joint venture agreement with Chery Automobile Company of Wuhu, China.
He has served on various governmental and political bodies that have included the Governor’s Council on Health, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on State Lands, and the Phoenix Freeway Committee. He was called upon by the Arizona Governor, Bruce Babbitt (former United States Secretary of the Interior), to lead Governor Babbitt’s staff through an ultimately successful re-election campaign.
Mr. Warnicke’s varied experience with public companies includes having served as general counsel and a director. His considerable experience in the legal field includes his having served as attorney for debtors, official creditors committees and major creditors in a variety of successful public company reorganizations, including Texscan, Century Pacific and Circle K.
He has also served as an arbitrator in NASD (now known as FINRA) proceedings involving alleged state and federal securities law violations. Mr. Warnicke served as an SIPC receiver in the liquidation of a securities dealer having been appointed at the recommendation of the SEC. He also served as attorney for the Arizona Director of Insurance in a major insurance company liquidation.
Judge Bilby, of the United States Federal Court, appointed Mr. Warnicke as Examiner in the American Continental bankruptcy proceedings which attracted national attention in the U.S. Mr. Warnicke became the first quasi-judicial official to return a finding of fraud involving Charles Keating.
Mr. Warnicke, an active bar association community leader, served as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Arizona State Bar Association, as one of the four Directors of the American Bar Association’s largest Section and as an officer of various Arizona bar sections. He was President of the Arizona World Trade Association, the Encanto Citizens Association, the Arizona Young Democrats and Match Point Tennis Club and has served on the boards of community civic associations. He received an award from the United States Chess Federation for outstanding contributions to scholastic chess.
Mr. Warnicke remains an active member of the Arizona State Bar, admitted to practice in the federal courts. He was first listed in the 1986 edition of Best Lawyers in America and has long held Martindale Hubbell’s highest attorney rating. Graduating from Wabash College he received the Alumni Award as Scholar Athlete of the Year. Mr. Warnicke received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.