Carey A. Miller

Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith PC
300 South Phillips Avenue
Suite 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Tel: (605) 978-0642


Carey focuses on intellectual property, business, finance and real estate law. She helps clients form business entities, raise capital in equity offerings, negotiate contracts and identify intellectual property rights.

Carey works with large, small, and family business corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Her clients include hospitality and restaurant ventures, biotechnology companies, banks and individual business owners.

Carey’s skills include copyright registration and drafting license agreements. She has worked with individual artists, authors, musicians and software developers to protect their original works. She advises universities, government agencies and businesses on copyright, privacy and publicity rights issues.

Carey has assisted clients with numerous commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales, 1031 exchanges, leases, development, construction, condominiums and planned developments. Her commercial law experience includes real-estate secured lending, Article 9 secured transactions and opinions for financing transactions.

Carey is on the Board of Trustees of Dakota Wesleyan University and a 2015 member of Eide Bailly’s Advisory Board. She is involved in economic development efforts and speaks on IP rights and confidentiality agreements to entrepreneurs and business startups.


  • Friend of Dakota Business Finance, 2014
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2014
  • Opperman Scholar
  • Order of the Coif
  • Outstanding Senior from USD School of Business 1998

Woods Fuller has a deep bench of experienced intellectual property attorneys. We can help protect inventions, maximize research and development investments, protect brand value and enforce intellectual property rights. Our clients include; entrepreneurs and start-ups, independent inventors, small and mid-sized businesses, national and international corporations, universities and medical providers.

Our Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Patents
    • Patentability, infringement and invalidity opinions
    • Patent enforcement
    • Infringement allegation responses
  • Trademarks
    • Searches
    • Applications
    • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • IP Licensing and Transactions
  • Infringement Litigation
  • E-Commerce

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith is one of the region’s largest and most experienced legal teams. Our attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable and committed to providing high-quality legal representation.

With over 40 attorneys, we provide clients with representation ranging from business to litigation to family and personal needs. We are proud of our culture of collaboration and work efficiently to resolve the challenge or opportunity at hand. We proudly offer legal services rooted in the integrity and dedication that launched the firm over 130 years ago.

Our clients come from all over the world, but our roots are in South Dakota. All of our lawyers are licensed in South Dakota. We have lawyers that are also licensed in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

Over the years, the law has become more complicated. We have responded to continuing changes by broadening our services. Our lawyers have the talent to serve your short and long term needs and offer a variety of services with an unmatched commitment to quality.

Our firm is large enough to serve all of our clients’ needs, but small enough to provide personal attention.