16050 N.W. EDWARD COURT, PORTLAND, OREGON 97006
503-708-9702 ? NATHAN.GERHARDT@COMCAST.NET
Accomplished business attorney with 5 years experience seeking an in-house corporate counsel position with a company that can utilize my experience in commercial contracts and intellectual property licensing, as well as my significant management and teaching experience.
Served as interim in-house counsel for publicly-held technology company that manufactures automated test equipment for analog, digital, memory, mixed- signal and wireless semiconductor devices. Assisted client with:
; All stock merger with another automated test equipment manufacturer.
; $5 million divesture of German subsidiary that manufactured test systems for automotive
; Reviewed, negotiated and prepared commercial contracts in support of day to day operations.
Negotiated and prepared numerous commercial contracts including license agreements, consulting services agreements, nondisclosure/confidentiality agreements, and international distribution agreements. Examples include:
; Patent and Technology License Agreement for revolutionary new wave technology to be utilized in
internal combustion engines.
; Beta Testing Agreement for use and evaluation of prototype fuel cell power and heating system for
residential and commercial applications.
; International Distribution Agreement for medical device manufacturer launching worldwide sales
Proven track record of effectively representing the legal and corporate financing needs of emerging companies including merger and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, commercial leasing, and corporate governance. Represented clients with:
; $15 million acquisition of a fabless RF transistor supplier based in Boulder, Colorado.
; $150,000 convertible debt offering for developer of financial software targeted at collegiate and
professional sports organizations.
; Multi-staged commercial real estate transaction including exercising purchase option, reviewing and
renegotiating tenant leases, sale of property to third party for $3.5 million, and leaseback of
approximately 19,755 square feet of retail space.
Served as an adjunct professor for Lewis and Clark Law School
; Instructor for clinic titled Technology, Entrepreneurship & Law.
; Awarded certificate recognizing excellence in teaching among adjunct faculty.
Licensed to practice in Oregon since 2003.
ATER WYNNE LLP, Portland, OR - Corporate Associate (Jan. 2007 – Present)
Practice focuses on technology and emerging businesses. Serve in Emerging Business and Corporate Finance
BLACK HELTERLINE LLP, Portland, OR - Corporate Associate (July 2005 – Dec. 2006)
Practice focused on serving the needs of privately-held family businesses. Served in Business, Corporate Finance and Family-Owned Businesses practice groups.
MILLER NASH LLP, Portland, OR - Corporate Associate (Sept. 2003 – June 2005) / Summer Law Clerk (June 2002 – Aug. 2002)
Corporate practice focused on business and real estate transactions, construction law and emerging businesses.
Served in Business and Construction practice groups.
UNITED STATES NAVY – LIEUTENANT
DESTROYER SQUADRON TWENTY-THREE (CDS-23), San Diego, CA
Training and Readiness Officer (1998 – 1999)
USS STETHEM (DDG 63), San Diego, CA
Combat Information Center Officer, Operations Dept. (1996 – 1998)
USS ANTRIM (FFG 20), Pascagoula, MS
Damage Control Assistant, Engineering Dept. (1995 – 1996)
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW/CHARLES LUNDQUIST COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, Eugene, OR
J.D./M.B.A., May 2003
Law: GPA 3.67; Order of the Coif (Top 10%)
MBA: GPA 3.66; Emphasis in Finance and Entrepreneurship
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, WA
B.A., Political Science, June 1994
Northwest Medical Teams International Steering Committee - Served as a committee member and Safety Officer for Super “V” Pumpkin Shoot, an annual fundraising event where teams from all over the NW compete
by launching pumpkins up to 200 yards from a 9 ft. cannon and a full-sized catapult.
University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellowship - Coordinated the UO Mentor Program linking students directly with UO alumni and community professionals for informational interviews.
Teaching Assistant for Pres. Dave Frohnmayer - Teaching assistant for Freshmen Seminar on Theories of Leadership. Prepared teaching plan/syllabus, ordered class materials, corrected papers and provided office hours
to assist students with writing assignments.