Stanton B. Miller

Stanton Miller serves as outside general counsel for small and mid-size manufacturing and service businesses. He has extensive experience in the construction and publishing industries.

What do you focus on?

Today, I focus my practice in three principal areas.

Business Counsel

As outside general counsel and advisor for closely held businesses, I assist clients on day-to-day strategic and long-range legal challenges.


I have negotiated myriad construction and design contracts for complex projects, including factories, hospitals, churches and museums. I also assist in the resolution of construction disputes, including conflicting claims of ownership of design documents, mechanic’s liens and related claims.


I have long-standing relationships with clients in the audio publishing industry and have broad knowledge of copyright laws. I regularly negotiate and structure content-driven licenses.

What do you see on the horizon?

I have been following a number of disputes concerning the intellectual property rights in construction documents. Recent court decisions, file sharing via the Internet and an accelerating construction market are creating an environment in which all players will need to tread carefully.


Stanton B. Miller

Senior Counsel


Phone: 312-977-4395

Fax: 844-562-7989

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, J.D.

John Marshall Law School, LL.M., Taxation

Miami University, A.B.


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Military Appeals

A/V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Copyright Society of the USA (Board of Trustees, 2001-2004)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Chairman, Copyright Law Committee, 2002-2003)
  • School District 108 Lake County, Illinois Board, Member, 1985-1989
  • North Suburban Special Education District , Member, 1985-1989
  • Midwest High Speed Rail Association, General Counsel
  • Neighborhood Services, Board Member, 1993-1995
  • Union League Club of Chicago, Member
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