John R. Miller
  • General Counsel

    Contract closing between Midrex Technologies and the Lion Group for a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant in Banting, Malaysia

  • International Commercial Transactions

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Contract closing between Midrex Technologies and the Lion Group for a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant in Banting, Malaysia

  • Frequent Presenter

    Mr. Miller (Chair) with Mr. John Dean, the keynote speaker at the Southern Law Network 2014 General Counsel Conference.

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Remembering Task Force 16--75th anniversary. Carried out Doolittle Raid in 1942. John Miller's father was aboard USS Enterprise.


Mr. Miller has extensive experience in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, corporate finance, securities, construction contracting, and commercial projects. He has substantial general counsel-type experience (corporate strategy, litigation management, corporate governance, securities, joint ventures, licensing, credit transactions and management of environmental matters). His practice spans a wide range of industries.

Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker on construction and business law topics. He regularly acts as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association on complex construction and commercial cases. For over a decade, he has served on the Opinion Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association and as its Chair from 2002-05.

Lieutenant, USNR, active duty,     1969-72

Director and Counsel, The Charlotte Cobras, a nonprofit organization and a member of the National Public Safety Football League

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Duke University, J.D., with distinction, 1975, Order of the Coif
Editorial Assistant, Law & Contemporary Problems, 1973-74
Article Editor, Duke Law Journal, 1974-75

Duke University, A.B., 1968
Angier B. Duke Scholar
Pi Mu Epsilon
Sigma Pi Sigma
    North Carolina
John R. Miller listed in Best Lawyers
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Corporate and Commercial
    Corporate Governance
    Finance and Capital Markets
    Mergers and Acquisitions
National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (Construction and Commercial Panels), 1986-present
North Carolina Liaison to the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Laws
North Carolina Bar Association; Business Section, Council (2000-2003); Opinion Committee, Co-Chair (2002-2005);
Business Organizations Committee, Chair (2008-2012)
Southern Law Network Management Committee, Chair (2004-2014)
Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, 2009-14
North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Distinguished Service Award, 2010
Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business law, 2006, 2008-09; construction, 2009-10, corporate law, 2010
North Carolina Super Lawyers, International Law, 2008-14
Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
North Carolina Construction Law
Professional Education Systems, 14th Edition (2007)
Revised Article 13 of Chapter 55--Appraisal Rights (f/k/a Dissenters’ Rights)
33 Notes Bearing Interest, No, 2, Feb. 2012
Preparing and Negotiating Transactional Legal Opinions
Basics of Business Law, NC Bar Foundation (2002)
Architect-Engineer Liability Under North Carolina Law
Cambridge Institute, 3rd Edition (1991)
Model Bylaws Under the New Business Corporation Act
Business Law Section Annual Meeting, N.C. Bar Association, 1991
Ethics for Business Lawyers (Webcredenza Teleseminar – 2014 and 2008)
Opinion Letters in Transactions Involving LLCs and S Corporations (Webcredenza Teleseminar — 2014)
Real Estate Development Agreements Part I and Part II (Webcredenza Teleseminar – 2013)
Construction Contracts: Anticipating the Unanticipated, Ensuring Performance and Limiting Downside Risk
Business Law Institute--Corporation Law Developments (N.C. Bar Association 2012)
Drafting Opinion Letters in Business and Real Estate Transactions (Webcredenza Teleseminar – 2012)
“Drafting Opinion Letters in Business Transactions,” Professional Education Broadcast Network, 2005 & 2007
Lecturer, “Basics of Business Law,” N.C. Bar Association, 2002, 2004, 2006
“Preparing and Negotiating Transactional Legal Opinions,” Basics of Business Law, N.C. Bar Foundation, 2002
“Strategies for Enhancing the Attorney-Client Relationship Between In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel,” Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting, N.C. Bar Foundation, 1995

2005 Vernon Drive
Charlotte, NC 28211

2725 Water Ridge Parkway
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28217


I am admitted to practice law in North Carolina. Please note that my listed practice areas do not constitute any claim of specialization, or that I "specialize" or am a "specialist," in any area of law under the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.

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