Kent Antley was born and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated cum laude from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, with an A.B. degree in philosophy in 1969. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for several years where he did graduate work in philosophy, obtaining an M.A. degree. Mr. Antley also was awarded a Fulbright-Hays fellowship for study at University College, University of London, London, England. Mr. Antley received his legal education at Duke University, from which he graduated in 1978.
Mr. Antley began his legal career at a large Atlanta law firm, and then served as law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III, United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit for two years. After serving as Judge Anderson's law clerk, he was an Assistant Professor of Law at the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. There he taught Constitutional Law, Uniform Commercial Code and Appellate Practice.
Mr. Antley is a member of the Corporate, Commercial and Technology Practice Groups at Miller & Martin PLLC, where he represents many mid-market companies, both high technology companies and "low tech" companies, and is familiar with the problems and financial needs typically faced by such companies. His broad experience with such companies includes company structure and formation, mergers and acquisitions, angel and venture capital investment, distribution agreements, technology licenses, strategic partnerships, bank loans, shareholder agreements, confidentiality agreements and employment agreements. Mr. Antley also has extensive experience in these areas in international transactions.
Mr. Antley was instrumental in founding, and is a director of, the Technology Association of Georgia and of the TAG Education Collaborative. He is also the Chair of the Board of Tech High School, an innovative charter school located in Atlanta, a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum - Atlanta Advisory Board and the Atlanta Technology Angels. He is currently the trustee at Glenn Memorial United Methodist, located on Emory University's campus. He is a member of the American, Georgia, North Carolina and Atlanta Bar Associations, and is a member of the Business Section of the American Bar Association.
- "Nuts & Bolts of Ancillary Documents," Mergers & Acquisitions, October 2005
- "Conversion, Antidilution, and Redemption Features of Stock and Warrants," Venture Capital Financing, October 2004
- "Shareholders Agreements," Venture Capital Transactions, March 2002
- "Corporate Governance Provision & Shareholders Agreements," Venture Capital Financing, April 2001
- "Ethical Considerations in Loan Transactions," Secured Lending, November 1996
- "Negotiating Loan Document- Professionalism Concerns," Secured Lending, September 1994
- Named to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite, 2013-2014
- J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1978
- Notes Editor, Contemporary Law Journal
- M.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1971
- A.B., cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Davidson College, 1969
- University of London, University College
- Fulbright-Hays Scholar
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
- U.S. Circuit Court, 11th Circuit
- American Bar Association
- Atlanta Bar Association
- Georgia State Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Georgia Justice Project, Lawyer to Lawyer Campaign
- Glenn Memorial United Methodist - Trustee
- MIT Enterprise Forum - Advisory Board
- TAG Education Collaborative - Board Member/Secretary/Treasurer
- Tech High School - Chairman
- Technology Association of Georgia - Board Member
- Troop 77 - Troop Leadership Committee