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Kenneth W. Miller

Chicago Office

Kenneth W. Miller, co-chair of Katten's nationwide Private Equity practice, focuses on the representation of private equity firms and portfolio companies. Ken counsels private equity funds in investments and acquisitions, including the purchase of minority interests; leveraged buyouts of retailers, distributors and manufacturers; and the formation, financings, acquisitions and sales of emerging growth companies. He also provides advice in connection with private acquisitions. His clients come from a variety of industries, including technology, health care and retail.

In his wider practice, Ken represents venture capital, private equity and pension fund clients in merger and acquisition transactions and recapitalizations and provides general corporate counseling to private and public businesses. He advises executives on compensation and equity-related matters and counsels companies on establishing credit facilities and maintaining insurance.

In addition, Ken advises high-net-worth individuals on the legal aspects of their investments, from buying shares of corporations to investing in funds.

Ken's clients call him "a creative attorney who doesn't try to find problems – he finds solutions," and say "He gives strategic advice, has transaction structuring expertise and can negotiate effectively with opposing counsel," according to Chambers USA.

Shown below is a selection of Kenneth’s engagements.


Chambers USA, 2004–2019
Best Lawyers in America, 2006–2019
Legal 500, 2016–2019
Firm News
May 5, 2015
Panelist | Working Capital: An Art or a Science? | Chicago, Illinois
Kenneth W. Miller


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS, University of Illinois, with highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


Chambers USA
Best Lawyers in America
Legal 500
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  • Academy of Urban School Leadership, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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