Nathan Howze

Associate ( Chicago )

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Bio

Nathan’s number one goal is to add value to each organization, team, deal, or transaction he is involved with. His clients' needs and objectives are the driving motivations behind all legal advice he provides. A fierce competitor, Nathan simply desires to win – however “winning” is defined by the client.

As a JD/MBA, Nathan understands that legal advice is just a fraction of a whole in a complex business organization. He counsels his clients on business plans and strategies, while simultaneously navigating the laws and regulations required to properly implement those strategies. Nathan is part of RSHC’s business transactions group, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, corporate governance and restructuring, and nonprofit organizations. He frequently works with entrepreneurs and startups, helping them identify and develop their strategic competitive advantages within their industry. Nathan also has experience in heavily regulated and emerging markets, such as medical cannabis, Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/DBE), and lobbying.

Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is committed to serving underprivileged individuals and actively participates in his church and community. While his sporting activities have been limited to non-contact sports, such as golf, Nathan still fuels his adrenaline rush when cheering on his beloved Bears, Bulls, and Cubs.

Experience

Representative Engagements

  • Prepared application for and received medical cannabis dispensary license in the highly competitive Chicagoland area.
  • Counseled and advised nonprofit organizations on compliance and corporate governance matters. A national sorority chapter now uses documents drafted by Nathan as a model for other local sorority chapters across the U.S.
  • Drafted and negotiated investment fund and limited partnership agreements for private equity clients.
  • Successfully defended client who was alleged to have violated the city of Chicago’s lobbying ordinance, resulting in complete dismissal.

Credentials

Education

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2015
Executive Editor, Loyola Consumer Law Review
Cali Award for highest grade in Legal Writing and Client Counseling
Legal Writing Tutor
Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, M.B.A., 2016
Utah Valley University, B.S.A. Behavioral Sciences (Social Work emphasis), 2011

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Business Law Section
Young Lawyers Division

Chicago Bar Association
Business Law Committee

Illinois State Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

“Six Tips to Marketing Yourself,” (presenter) Giving Power to Adolescents (GPA) Youth Conference, Chicago, IL (June 16, 2016)

“Taxation of Nonresident Aliens: A Step-By-Step Analysis,” (presenter) UIC Postdoctoral Association Workshop, Chicago, IL (March 2014 and 2015)

“Safety Data Sheet: tips to reduce risk,” (co-author) (July 2014)

Community Service

CBF Investing in Justice Campaign, Vice Chair

HFS Chicago Scholars, Mentor