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 Fullbright-Hays fellowship for study at University Collage, 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. 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 Tech High, an innovative charter school located in Atlanta, a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum- Atlanta Advisory Board, the Atlanta Technology Angels and is a Trustee of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. 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.