Experience

Nate handles a wide variety of corporate and real estate transactions and matters, including venture capital and private equity investment transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint-venture transactions, and real estate acquisitions and sales.

Nate has substantial experience representing private equity and venture capital sponsors in connection with fund formations and structuring, fundraising and related investment activities, secondary transfers, and matters relating to the operation and management of investment funds and fund sponsors.

Nate also has substantial experience in the field of hospitality law, counseling hotel owners and operators on all aspects of brand management as well as the day-to-day and long-term operation of hotel properties.

Prior to joining the firm, Nate practiced as an attorney at Rinaldi, Finkelstein & Franklin, LLC – lead outside counsel for Starwood Capital Group.

Education

Pace University School of Law (J.D., 2012), Cum Laude

• Daniel A. Austin Corporate Law Scholar

• University Merit Scholar

• Articles Editor, Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

Columbia University (B.A., 2009), Cum Laude

Professional

Member of New York State Bar Association

Admissions

New York

Recognition

Ranked New York Super Lawyer Rising Star 2019

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  • Represented Uncommon Denominator, L.P., a venture capital fund investing primarily in technology-enabled consumer brands and software businesses, in connection with its investment in the bridge debt financing of Sanctuary Ventures, Inc., a company providing daily horoscopes, mystical products, and on-demand astrology readings.

  • Represented New Wave Foods, Inc., a plant-based sustainable seafood company, in connection with its convertible bridge debt financing, led by Evolution VC Partners, a New York-based “culture-tech” venture investment firm focused on investing in and partnering with disruptive companies with a strong team, product, and market opportunity.

  • Represented New Wave Foods, Inc., a plant-based sustainable seafood company, in connection with its Series Seed Preferred Stock financing, led by Evolution VC Partners, a New York-based “culture-tech” venture investment firm focused on investing in and partnering with disruptive companies with a strong team, product, and market opportunity.

  • Represented Uncommon Denominator, L.P., a venture capital fund investing primarily in technology-enabled consumer brands and software businesses, in connection with its investment in the Series Seed 2 Preferred Stock financing of Swag.com, Inc., a provider of custom promotional products for companies and organizations. 

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the parent company of BHI Energy, an industry-leading provider of specialty services and staffing solutions to support the daily operations, routine maintenance and capital investment requirements for the power generation, oil & gas, and electricity transmission & distribution end markets.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series C-1 Preferred Stock financing of Solar Mosaic, Inc., the nation's leading residential clean energy lending platform. 

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series B Preferred Stock financing of ViriCiti, the world’s leading electronic vehicle fleet efficiency technology company.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Class C Preferred Shares of ecobee Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostats and other energy efficient smart technology for residential and commercial applications.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series A-1 Preferred Stock of Zeco Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a Greenlots), a developer of energy management solutions focusing on electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series C-1 Preferred Stock of FirstFuel Software, Inc., a leader in business customer engagement in the energy industry.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series 2 Class B Preferred Shares of Clevest Solutions Inc., a provider of workforce management and smart grid operations software solutions for utilities.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series B Preferred Stock of Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Inc., a developer of advanced energy storage systems and batteries for commercial, industrial and government building owners.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series A Preferred Units of PowerPHASE, LLC, a developer of advanced aero-thermal technology for power generation and industrial applications.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series A Preferred Stock financing of Dragos, Inc., an industrial control systems cybersecurity provider.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series B Preferred Stock of CIMCON Lighting, Inc., the world’s leading provider of software powered lighting controllers and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled Smart City lighting management solutions.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series A Preferred Stock of Arcadia Power, a leading nationwide renewable energy company.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Class A Preferred Shares of Opus One Solutions Energy Corporation, a software engineering and solutions company and the developer of GridOS®, an intelligent energy networking platform which optimizes complex power flows and can deliver real-time energy management to distribution utilities and other managers of distributed energy assets.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the convertible debt financing of Enchanted Rock, Ltd., a developer, builder and operator of cost-effective microgrids that help companies manage physical and financial risk associated with electricity.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series A Preferred Stock of Sense Labs, a leading home energy and awareness platform.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the Series C-2 Preferred Stock of Autogrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and control software for the electricity and energy industry.