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Overview

Nathan counsels public and private corporate clients on all aspects of their commercial transactions.

Nathan has completed dozens of merger and acquisition transactions on behalf of clients with values ranging from less than $1 million to multiple billions of dollars. He represents both financial and strategic buyers as well as sellers in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing services, healthcare, oil and gas, pharmaceutical services and others. Drawn to the necessary complexity of multiple stakeholder involvement, Nathan takes a pragmatic approach when negotiating deal terms that ultimately benefit clients.

Nathan also counsels clients on public and private securities matters, including:

  • Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act)
  • Initial public offering (IPO)
  • Private placement
  • Proxy statements
  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) matters
  • Corporate governance and disclosure

Nathan’s corporate practice includes advising businesses both large and small on a wide range of issues. He drafts and negotiates agreements for a variety of commercial transactions, including technical, consulting and facilities services.


Industries

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
    • with honors
      • Order of the Coif
      • Kirkland & Ellis Scholar
      • The University of Chicago Law Review, Business & Communications Editor
  • B.S., Brigham Young University
    • cum laude
    • Business Management

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • The Missouri Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Regency Energy Partners LP – $18 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  • Colfax Corporation – $185 million purchase of Roots blowers and compressors business unit from GE Oil & Gas
  • Transocean Ltd. – $23.8 million merger with Transocean Partners LLC
  • Private Pharmaceutical and Medical Management Services Provider – Sale of pharmaceutical compounding division
  • Private Oil & Gas Component Manufacturer – Acquisition of private oilfield tool manufacturer
  • Private Investor – Acquisition of private oilfield services company
  • Private Investor – Acquisition of private manufacturing assembly services company
  • Represented Lansing Trade Group, LLC in its acquisition by The Andersons through complex cash-and-stock deal valued at $305 million.

Capital Markets

  • Schlumberger Ltd. – $6 billion private offering of senior notes
  • Transocean Ltd. – multiple private offerings of senior secured notes totaling $1.2 billion
  • Underwriter counsel for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. – multiple public offerings of senior notes totaling $3.6 billion, $1 billion public offering of common equity and continuous offering program
  • Underwriter counsel for Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. – multiple private offerings of senior notes totaling $1.25 billion, $400 million private offering of senior secured notes, $160 million public offering of common equity and continuous offering program
  • Underwriter counsel for Cameron International Corporation – multiple public offerings of senior notes totaling $1.25 billion
  • Underwriter counsel for Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited – multiple private offerings of senior and convertible notes totaling $1 billion

Initial Public Offerings

  • Transocean Partners LLC – $384 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriter counsel for Plains GP Holdings, L.P. – $2.82 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriter counsel for LGI Homes, Inc. – $103 million initial public offering of common stock

Public Company Corporate Counsel

  • Exchange Act reporting; proxy statements; NYSE matters; corporate governance; Section 16 compliance
Thought Leadership
Outside the Office

Nathan and his wife have three young children with busy schedules. He is a board game enthusiast and enjoys following local sports teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. He’s also an amateur musician, playing both the violin and guitar.

Community Leadership
  • Lead to Read, volunteer