Attorney Nathan R. Finch
Attorney Nathan R. Finch
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Nathan R. Finch

About Nathan

Nathan’s banking and finance practice focuses on FinTech integration, and he regularly advises clients on a variety of topics concerning heavily regulated entities. Nathan attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He worked for well over a decade in the hospitality industry, including a stint in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Professional Experience

Nathan’s transactional practice focuses on real estate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and business immigration.  He regularly advises clients on a variety of issues concerning heavily regulated entities.  His more recent experience includes:

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial real estate contracts
  • Counsel to professional services companies pursuing immigrant and non-immigrant visas for highly-skilled workers
  • Development and sale of out-of-state manufacturing facility
  • Closing greater than $500MM in acquisitions and dispositions
  • Environmental permitting analysis for large-scale renewable energy projects
  • Successful defense of international nonprofit based on Arkansas’s Recreational Use Statute in the Eighth Circuit
  • Drafting conservation easements, construction easements, rights-of-way, negotiating and litigating easement disputes
  • Multifamily and student housing acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing, and 1031 exchanges
  • Counsel to large hunting clubs in corporate and real property disputes

As part of the WLJ Tech Law team, Nathan works with founders of startups and other small businesses on general corporate matters, including entity selection and formation, capital raises, securities compliance, contract drafting and negotiation, and growth strategies.  Nathan routinely works with The Venture Center in Little Rock and Startup Junkie in Fayetteville.

About

Nathan obtained his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and his B.A. in Public Administration, with minors in Economics and Political Science from the University of Arkansas.

In law school, Nathan was president of the Environmental Law Society and an active member of the Business Law Society. He also participated in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, where his team received an award for writing one of the best briefs in the nation at the finals round in Chicago.

He served on the Arkansas Law Review as a Note and Comment Editor. His article, Nutrient Water Quality Trading: A Market-Based Solution to Water Pollution in the Natural State, 69 Ark. L. Rev. 839, was recently published in the Arkansas Law Review. In 2015, Nathan was invited to speak on The Legal Perspectives on Nutrient Trading at the 60th Midwest Groundwater Conference in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Community Involvement

Nathan is a member of the American, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations.

Nathan enjoys mentoring early-stage startups using the Lean methodology. As an avid outdoorsman, Nathan also volunteers with several local conservation nonprofits.

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