Meet the Team

Matt Miller

Principal and Patent Attorney

Matt received formal training in chemistry at the University of Chicago, is very passionate about innovations in high technology, and is an amateur computer programmer. He uses this combination to develop creative, effective, and efficient intellectual property portfolios.

Kurt Watkins

Of Counsel

Kurt Watkins is of counsel to MGMiller and provides corporate and technology contract expertise to help startups generate revenue and attract investment. Kurt is particularly focused on blockchain having worked with the technology for over two years. In addition to being Of Counsel, Kurt is the general counsel of Vetted, a software startup aimed at vendor management for the Fortune 100. Before joining MGMiller, he was a transactional associate at a national law firm where he focused primarily on blockchain legal issues, with additional emphases on technology transactions, intellectual property, and privacy matters.

Kali Trahanas

Of Counsel

Kali is a litigator and the Principal of Trahanas Law, LLC. Prior to founding her firm, Kali completed a dual clerkship for the Honorable Bonnie J. Mizdol of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Bergen County. Upon commencement of Kali’s clerkship, Judge Mizdol was serving as the Presiding Judge of the Family Part in Bergen County.  In this position, Kali assisted Judge Mizdol in a wide range of family matters, including non-dissolution, pre- and post-judgment dissolution, and domestic violence actions.

John Acito


John Acito is a paralegal here at MG Miller. His experience in editing and professional writing has allowed him to assist in drafting legal documents as well many facets of patent and trademark prosecution.

Paige Mankin

Legal Intern

Paige plays an important role in conducting legal research and helps to expand MG Miller’s outreach and social media campaigns. Paige graduated from NYU where she majored in Law and Ethics, having studied in Argentina during her Junior year. Currently, Paige is a rising 2L at Fordham Law School where she is an active member of the Fordham Law Women Organization. Beyond her studies, Paige enjoys running and musical theater.

Hardy Hewson

Legal Intern

Hardy joins MG Miller as a Junior at Columbia University, having studied in France during his Freshman and Sophomore years. Originally from the United Kingdom, Hardy is directly involved in conducting legal research and expanding the firm’s outreach and media campaigns. With his global background, Hardy takes a keen interest in international private law, and was first drawn to intellectual property law while navigating the music licensing industry with his band in London.

The Story

MG Miller is a modern intellectual property boutique located in Manhattan’s Financial District.

Working primarily with startups and entrepreneurs, we create intellectual property portfolios that facilitate rapid growth for our clients.