Nathan Howze

Associate ( Chicago )

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Nathan Howze is part of RSHC's Business Transactions team, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, construction, venture capital and private equity, debt and equity financing, and nonprofit organizations. He frequently works with entrepreneurs and startups, helping them to identify and implement their business strategies and industry opportunities. Nathan also has experience in the heavily regulated and emerging cannabis industry.

As a JD/MBA, Nathan understands that legal advice is just a fraction of a whole in a complex business organization. He provides his clients with practical, business savvy advice, while simultaneously counseling them on how to best navigate the laws and regulations governing their businesses.

When not in the office, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and exploring new restaurants. He is committed to serving underprivileged individuals and actively participates in his church and community. Nathan also enjoys playing golf and cheering on his beloved Bears, Bulls, and Cubs.


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.



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


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