Nathan R. Finch counsels individuals, businesses, public entities and nonprofits in areas concerning corporate law, administrative law, real estate, state and municipal utilities, government relations, and healthcare. Additionally, he assists clients with estate planning issues by preparing wills and trusts, and advising beneficiaries on probate matters. Finch also regularly writes on topics concerning heavily regulated entities and industries.
Finch was raised on his family’s farm in Northwest Arkansas and graduated from Springdale High School. He values integrity, community and a home-cooked meal.
He 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.
Prior to law school, Finch 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. He has traveled to twenty countries, served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, trained to be a Master Gardener and worked for several years as a carpenter.
In law school, Finch 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, Finch was invited to speak on “The Legal Perspectives on Nutrient Trading” at the 60th Midwest Groundwater Conference in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Finch is a member of the American, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations.
After work, he serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) zealously fighting for the best interests of abused, abandoned and neglected children. As an avid outdoorsman, Finch also volunteers with several local conservation nonprofits.