Nate provides strategic counseling to business and non-profit clients on a wide range of legal issues.

By focusing first on each client’s specific business objectives, he targets solutions to address those goals. His clients look to him for advice on a host of matters including preparing and reviewing contracts, organizing and transforming business entities, corporate governance matters, risk management, statutory and regulatory compliance and business dispute resolution.

Nate also represents lenders and borrowers in business transactions, and in real estate sales, purchases and leases.

  • Experience

    Nate’s experience as corporate counsel includes the following:

    • Counseling clients regarding the organization and transformation of business entities.
    • Representing privately held companies in mergers, stock and asset purchases, and divestitures.
    • Day-to-day legal representation and counseling on a host of matters, including:
      • Purchase and supply agreements
      • Confidentiality and nondisclosure arrangements
      • Transportation and logistics
      • Consulting agreements
      • Sales representation and distributor agreements
      • Corporate governance matters
    • Nathan helps clients resolve domestic and cross-border disputes with business partners, including suppliers and customers.
    • Nate routinely advises tax-exempt clients in a number of different areas, including board member fiduciary duties and oversight responsibilities, and executive compensation matters. He also represents these clients in day-to-day operational and contractual matters.
    • Business clients turn to Nate for guidance regarding compliance with laws and regulations on several fronts. In this respect, he helps clients comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations, the North American Free Trade Agreement and other United States trade and customs laws. He also counsels businesses with respect to compliance with government contracting and anti-corruption laws. Nathan has frequently assisted and provided advice regarding the establishment and maintenance of compliance programs in these areas.
  • Credentials


    • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1999, cum laude
      Order of the Coif
    • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1994

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Arizona
    • Wisconsin
      • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
        • Insights


          FinCEN Seeks Public Comment on Corporate Transparency Act

          On April 1, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit comments from the public on issues relevant to the implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The CTA was enacted into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.


          Corporate Transparency Act: Federal Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Requirements Are Coming

          Many corporations, limited liability companies, and other similar entities will soon be required to disclose their beneficial owners to the United States government.

          Other Publications

          • "General License Authorizes Transactions with Certain Subsidiaries of Libyan National Oil Corporation," Schiff Hardin Product Regulatory Alert (Sep. 2011)
          • "Federal Agencies Must Meet Sustainability Goals in 95 Percent of Procurement Contract Actions," Schiff Hardin Product Regulatory Alert (Sep. 2011)
          • "The Long Reach of the United States Export Control Laws," TerraLex Connections Newsletter (Jun. 3, 2010)

          Speeches & Presentations

          • “Legal Issues for Chapters,” American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Leadership Forum (Mar. 2013, Mar. 2014)
          • “Legal and Ethical Issues in Adolescent Health Care,” AM: PREP, An Intensive Review Course for Adolescent Medicine (Sep. 2001)