Our Staff

Stanley B. Blackstone

Founding Partner
Stanley Blackstone is a board certified tax attorney and former Certified Public Accountant, who has practiced in the Lafayette, La, area for over 30 years. He has developed meaningful relationships with businesses and business owners, and has been involved with buyers and sellers of businesses. Through his tax practice, Blackstone has been active in the valuation of closely-held businesses for many years. With his increased involvement in the merger and acquisition activity, he has had the unique opportunity to blend his knowledge of valuation concepts with those concepts currently being applied in the marketplace by strategic buyers and private equity funds.


Kenneth R. Miller

Founding Partner
Ken Miller has over 30 years of experience as a financial planner and an investment advisor. During that time, he developed a client base with over $45 million of assets under management. He has considerable experience in analyzing and has monitored investments in the publicly traded securities arena across a wide variety of industries. Over the past several years, he has developed significant relationships with buyers, both strategic/industry buyers and private equity funds. He is a Founding Partner and managing member of day-to-day operations for BlackRose Advisors.

Carol Smith

Having obtained her Certification from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Carol has worked as a Paralegal for over thirty (30) years with several prominent Lafayette attorneys, most recently, Stanley B. Blackstone. Carol has vast experience in the areas of corporate and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions. Due to her experience in these areas, she is available to address and resolve issues in a prompt and efficient manner.