Kevin Miller

Partner at Alston & Bird LLP

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller

Partner at Alston & Bird LLP

Biography

Alston & Bird LLP.
Kevin Miller
Partner
Kevin is a partner in Alston & Bird's Corporate Transactions & Securities Group and the head of Alston & Bird's Financial Advisors Practice. The firm is regularly ranked by The American Lawyer and Corporate Control Alert among the leading counsel to investment banks acting as financial advisors, and over the last year, Alston & Bird has advised large and midsized financial advisors on over $40 billion of M&A transactions. Kevin is also the co-head of Alston & Bird’s M&A Practice Quality Team.

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin served as the head of Credit Suisse First Boston’s Investment Banking Division’s legal group for the Americas. He is a frequent author and speaker on M&A topics, including recent legal and regulatory developments, fairness opinions, stapled finance and the role of investment bankers. Kevin is a member of the advisory boards of DealLawyers.com and the Deal Lawyers newsletter. He is also a frequent contributor to the DealLawyers.com Blog and PLI Securities Law Practice Center.
Experience:
Among others, Kevin has represented the financial advisors to the following:

Complete Production Services in connection with its proposed acquisition by Superior Energy Services for $2.7 billion in stock and cash.
Goodrich Corporation in connection with its proposed acquisition by United Technologies for approximately $18.4 billion in cash.
Energy Transfer Equity in connection with its proposed acquisition of Southern Union for $8.9 billion in stock and cash.
Frontier Oil in connection with its $7 billion stock merger with Holly Corporation.
Total SA in connection with its acquisition via tender offer of approximately 60 percent of the outstanding equity securities of SunPower Corporation for $1.4 billion.
Frontier Oil Corporation in connection with its $7 billion merger with Holly Corporation.
The conflicts committee of the board of PVG GP, LLC, as general partner of Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P., in connection with the acquisition by Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P., of its general partner Penn Virginia Holdings.
The audit, conflicts and governance committee of the board of Enterprise Products GP, LLC, as general partner of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. in connection with the acquisition by Enterprise Products Partners of its general partner Enterprise GP Holdings L.P.
BP P.L.C. in connection with its $7 billion sale of assets to Apache Corporation.
Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc., in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition of Eclipsys Corporation.
Mainline Management, LLC, as general partner of Buckeye GP Holdings L.P., in connection with the acquisition of Buckeye GP Holdings L.P. by Buckeye Partners.
Mariner Energy, Inc., in connection with its $3.9 billion sale to Apache Corporation.
Merck & Co., Inc., in connection with the $4 billion sale of its 50 percent interest in Merial Ltd to Sanofi-Aventis SA.
Schering Plough Corporation, in connection with its granting Merial Ltd the right to acquire its Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health business for consideration with a minimum aggregate value of at least $9.25 billion.
The special committee of the audit, conflicts and governance committee of the general partner of TEPPCOPartners, L.P., in connection with its $3.3 billion acquisition by Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
Sun Microsystems, Inc., in connection with its $7.4 billion acquisition by Oracle Corporation.
The Special Committee of the board of directors of Retail Ventures, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Retail Ventures by DSW Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., in connection with the spinoff of its commercial consulting business and the sale of its government consulting business to the Carlyle Group.
The special committee of the board of directors of Union-BanCal, in connection with its $3.5 billion acquisition by its majority stockholder, the Bank of Tokyo/Mitsubishi UFJ.
King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in connection with its $1.6 billion acquisition of Alpharma Inc.
Grant Prideco, Inc., in connection with its $7.5 billion merger with National Oilwell Varco Inc.
Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc., in connection with its proposed $300 million acquisition by Stifel Financial Corp.
The special committee of the board of directors of Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc., in connection with Pomeroy IT Solutions’ proposed acquisition by an affiliate of Platinum Equity for $6.50 per share.
Kevin has also served as:

Counsel to a special committee of the board of directors of a publicly held chemical company in connection with the sale of the company for approximately $100 million in cash.
Counsel to the majority stockholder of a publicly held bank holding company in connection with a potential recapitalization and other strategic alternatives.
Counsel to the founders and other minority stockholders of a privately held national retail company in connection with the sale of their 49 percent interest in the company.
Counsel to a public technology company in connection with its sale for approximately $180 million in stock.
News:
PLI Securities Law Practice Center
Kevin Miller Quoted in Law360
Kevin Miller was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the “don’t-ask, don’t waive” provisions under debate in two recent rulings in Delaware Chancery Court.
January 3, 2013 In the Press
DealLawyers.com Blog
16 February 2012
Publications:
“The Obligation of Financial Advisors—New Decision Upholds Contractual and Other Limitations,” Deal Lawyers, Vol. 2, No. 2, March-April 2008.
March-April 2008 Publications
Events:

Doing Deals 2013: The Art of the M&A Transactional Practice
MARCH 13, 2013
Seminar
Growing Controversies Over Company Valuations Under Delaware Law
MARCH 6, 2013
Webinar
M&A Fairness Opinions and Projections in Financial Disclosure Summaries
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Webinar
8th Annual University of Texas M&A Institute
OCTOBER 18-19, 2012
Seminar
9th Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities & Related Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions
SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2012
Seminar
Doing Deals 2012: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice
MARCH 7, 2012
Seminar
The Corporate Attorney's Guide to Business Valuation in the M&A Context
MARCH 1, 2012
Seminar
The Dynamics of Disclosure Claims
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
Seminar
Mergers and Acquisitions Institute
OCTOBER 20-21, 2011
Seminar
8th Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
OCTOBER 13-14, 2011
Seminar
Leveraged M&A: Navigating Debt Financing Issues in M&A Transactions
MAY 13, 2011
Seminar
ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting
APRIL 14-16, 2011
Seminar
Doing Deals 2011: The Art of the M&A Transactional Practice
MARCH 31, 2011
Seminar
In the Know - Preparing Your Board for an M&A Transaction
MARCH 24, 2011
Seminar
Recent Developments Regarding Fairness Opinions, Valuation Analyses and Related Topics
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Seminar
7th Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
OCTOBER 7-8, 2010
Seminar
6th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Institute
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1, 2010
Seminar
The Latest on Fairness Opinions
FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Seminar
5th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute
OCTOBER 15-16, 2009
Seminar
Doing Deals 2009: Understanding the Nuts & Bolts of Transactional Practice
MARCH 11, 2009
Seminar
4th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Institute
OCTOBER 2-3, 2008
Seminar
Doing Deals 2008 - Understanding the Nuts & Bolts of Transactional Practice
MARCH 12, 2008
Seminar
The Latest on Fairness Opinions
DECEMBER 6, 2007
Seminar
Mergers and Acquisitions Workshop
NOVEMBER 16, 2007
Seminar
3rd Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Institute
OCTOBER 4, 2007
Seminar
Financial Valuations in the New Age of Transparancy & Independence
MARCH 7, 2007
Seminar
Current Trends in Middle Market M&A
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
Seminar
2007 Proxy Season Outlook
DECEMBER 15, 2006
Seminar
PLI Hot Topic Briefing: Current Trends in Middle Market M&A
NOVEMBER 28, 2006
Seminar
Health Care Forum
OCTOBER 26, 2006
Seminar
Mergers & Acquisitions 2006: What You Need To Know
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
Seminar
Current Issues Affecting Investment Banking Engagements and Fairness Opinions
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
Seminar
The Role of the Investment Banker
JULY 11, 2006
Seminar
Fairness Opinions: When and Why Companies Get A Second Opinion in the M&A Context
MAY 23, 2006
Seminar
The Bankers Speak: What to Expect in 2006
FEBRUARY 8, 2006
Seminar
Related Services:
Corporate & Finance;
Corporate & Business Transactions;
Mergers & Acquisitions;
Corporate Governance.
Education:
Rutgers University
(J.D., 1990);
University of Michigan
(M.A., 1985);
University of Michigan
(A.B., 1981).
Admitted To Practice:
New York.

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1990

Rutgers School of Law–Newark is the oldest of the three law schools in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is located at the S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice, at 123 Washington Street, in downtown Newark. Founded in 1908 as the New Jersey Law School, it merged with the University of Newark in 1936, which itself merged with Rutgers University, one of the most recognized public universities in the world, and the eighth oldest college in the country. The Law School celebrated its centennial on September 9, 2008. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association, a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and registered with the Board of Regents of the State of New York. It submits annual ABA-required disclosures. According to its 2013 disclosure, 82.2% of the Class of 2013 had long-term employment nine months after graduation; 55.9% of that class were employed in full-time, long-term, J.D.-required positions at that time. The law school's alumni include two currently sitting United States Senators.

M.A.
Class of 1985

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Career History
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Current

Alston & Bird LLP is engaged in the provision of legal advisory services. The firm offers services in the areas of bankruptcy, labor and employment, real estate, and tax. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Conagra Brands, Inc. purchases Pinnacle Foods, Inc.

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Centene Corporation purchases The New York State Catholic Health Plan, Inc.

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SemGroup Corp. purchases Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company LLC from Alinda Capital Partners Ltd.

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