Joseph B. Miller

T 502.568.0280
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Joe is a member of the corporate & business department of Frost Brown Todd.  His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, private securities offerings, the formation of private investment funds and general business advice.  He has extensive experience with M&A transactions involving both public and private companies and ranging in size from under $100,000 to multiples of $1,000,000,000, with particular emphasis on small and middle-market private leveraged buy-outs (LBOs).  In addition to his transactional expertise, he also regularly assists entrepreneurs, startups and larger, closely-held companies on a range of general business matters.

Before joining the firm, Joe was an associate with Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, MA.

Joe is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as a Managing Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He holds summa cum laude bachelor’s degrees in history and in economics from the University of Kentucky.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of private equity sponsors in business acquisitions in a variety of industries
  • Formation of private investment funds ranging in size from under $1,000,000 to $10,000,000,000
  • Representation of startup companies in financial services, healthcare and medical devices, consumer products, internet and related technology, and other industries

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2013-2014

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association (Chair of Corporate Section, 2012)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Venture Connectors
  • Harvard Club of Louisville
  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL)

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Real Estate Venture Exchange (REVE), Founding Member and Director
  • Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Board Member
  • Waldorf School of Louisville, Board Member, Treasurer
  • Leadership Louisville, Class of 2013

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Preparing for Investment: Understanding a Model Term Sheet. Village Capital VentureWell - Louisville Agriculture and Cleantech Accelerator, September 2013

“Securities Law Issues for Limited Liability Companies” chapter in Limited Liability Companies in Kentucky Handbook, 3d ed., published by the University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education (co-authored with Alan K. MacDonald)

Mergers and Acquisitions: Nuts and Bolts. National Business Institute Seminar, March 2012

Limited Liability Companies. National Business Institute Seminar, June 2011

Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Sized Business. National Business Institute Seminar, March 2011

Other Contact Info


Donna Wheatley
T 502.779.8475