Nate's Profile

Nate is a member of Maynard Cooper's Corporate Securities & Tax and Banking practice groups. He handles a broad range of corporate matters for clients, with a particular focus on businesses operating in the banking and financial services sector. He has represented clients of all sizes, from businesses not yet graduated from an incubator to established international companies with $1 billion in revenues or more.

While Nate concentrates on meeting his clients’ corporate and securities law needs—whether in service of a particular transaction, offering, or disclosure, or as part of a general governance effort—he also has significant experience advising clients on the thicket of state and federal laws regulating financial services companies, particularly in the area of consumer protection. Regardless of the context, Nate never loses sight of his clients’ desire to understand the risks as well as the law, and thereby make an informed decision about how and whether to proceed.

A natural corollary to Nate’s transactional and regulatory experience is his work helping clients respond to criminal and civil investigations as well as conduct internal investigations. His experience in this area spans multiple sectors, including compliance with state and federal regulations governing lender-placed insurance and Medicare reimbursement, as well as accounting fraud.

Thus, Nate is as comfortable creating value as he is in preventing liability. He works closely with clients to anticipate and resolve the hurdles that arise, whether in the course of an acquisition or as a result of federal and state regulation, and takes satisfaction from achieving the best possible result for his clients.

He received his J.D from the University of Alabama School of Law, and his B.A. in History cum laude from Vanderbilt University. Prior to law school, Nate taught English in Paris, France to local students. After returning to the United States, he worked as an equity research analyst building discounted cash flow valuation models and later led a team of client managers at a third-party investment company serving a Fortune 500 client.

Nate's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (2021-present)

Nate's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Civic Involvement
  • St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2015, J.D. , Moot Court Board; Order of the Samaritan; Federalist Society (President); J. Allen Reynolds, Jr. Memorial Scholarship)
  • Vanderbilt University
    • (2006, B.A., cum laude; Dean's List; Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Some Expenses May No Longer Be Deductible In Connection With PPP Loans

On April 30, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Notice 2020-32 clarifying the IRS’s position with respect to the deductibility of certain expenses paid using loan proceeds received under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The recent IRS Notice confirms that no deductions will be permitted for otherwise deductible...

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