Nathan’s practice focuses primarily on appellate and regulatory matters. While at HLGR, Nathan has worked on various civil matters, including shareholder, consumer class action, and real property disputes. In that capacity, Nathan excels at and enjoys finding solutions to the most complex legal issues. Nathan has drafted motions in both state and federal trial courts, and filed briefs in the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals. He also has worked on cases in front of the Office of Administrative Hearings, as well as other state administrative agencies.
Prior to HLGR, Nathan was a law clerk for the Hon. Judge Erin C. Lagesen at the Oregon Court of Appeals. There, he drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of cases before the court, spending much of his time working on civil and administrative appeals. In addition to his education and legal experience, Nathan has spent time working in a number of other industries.
Before law school, Nathan worked for three architectural firms, in both administration and construction management. Afterward, he worked in the apparel industry, where he served as the director of manufacturing for a successful clothing company. As a result of those experiences, Nathan brings a unique non-legal perspective to the practice of law, which allows him to understand the needs of his clients when helping them find the best legal solution for their problems.
To maintain that perspective, Nathan volunteers his time serving on the Boards of Directors for various non-profit organizations. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys listening to live music, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.
Nathan graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School with a certificate in Natural Resources Law. Nathan served on the Rules Committee for the Lewis & Clark Law School Student Bar Association, and along with his partner, received first place in the American Bar Association’s national negotiation competition. Nathan graduated magna cum laude with a political science major from University of California, Los Angeles.
Nathan is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He is also a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.
- El Programa Hispano Catolico – Chairs the Board of Directors, 2015-present
- Catholic Charities of Oregon – Member of the Board of Directors, 2016-present
- Oregon State Bar, Procedure & Practice Committee – Member, 2017-present
- Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court – Member, 2016-present
Traditions that Appertain: Clarifying the Differences Between Appurtenant and T & C Water Rights in Hawai’i, 22 Hastings West Northwest J. of Envtl. L. & Pol’y 1.
The Public Trust Doctrine in Thirty-Seven States (Hawai’i & Maryland), Lewis & Clark Law Sch. Legal Studies Research Paper.
Insecure Change: Looking at the United States National Security Implications of Climate Change Through a Legal Framework, UCLA Undergraduate Law Journal, 2010 ed.