Nate serves as counsel to private companies at all stages of the business cycle across a spectrum of industries. He has substantial experience advising business clients on a range of matters, including business structuring and capitalization matters; buyer- and seller-side merger and acquisition transactions; day-to-day corporate governance and compliance; employee equity and other incentive programs; and general contract negotiation. Nate also regularly advises businesses, real estate owners, and property management groups on all aspects of leasing and landlord-tenant issues.
In addition to his transactions practice, Nate maintains an active dispute resolution practice, where he assists his clients primarily in the areas of business breakups and leasing matters. Where litigation is necessary, Nate has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts throughout Washington, as well as in alternative dispute resolution settings such as arbitration and mediation. Nate’s clients appreciate his calm and practical approach, and his combination of litigation and transactional experience uniquely suits him to efficiently bring resolution to complex business disputes.
What skills and experiences have you acquired that make you comfortable and qualified in your practice?
My transactions practice benefits from my prior experience as a commercial litigator. Having litigated many of the types of agreements I now negotiate for my clients, I provide clients with practical advice that parses out real versus perceived risk. I am a creative person by nature and one of my favorite aspects of being a lawyer is thinking outside the box to find solutions that get the deal done for my clients.
Is it more important to maximize revenue or minimize risk?
Maximize revenue.
Can you name any skills or personality traits that you think are needed in your kind of practice that might differ from other practices?
My clients appreciate my calm and practical approach in deal negotiations and resolving disputes.