Nathan A. Wheatley joins Weston Hurd LLP as a Partner and will lead the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Group. Nathan focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, creditors’ rights and collection, commercial bankruptcy, restructuring, and receiverships. His litigation practice and experience encompasses all aspects of business, corporate, and commercial litigation, and he frequently counsels clients on protecting their commercial interests when faced with litigation or insolvency proceedings.
His clients include national and multinational businesses in industries as diverse as manufacturing, banking and telecommunications. Within the manufacturing industry, Nathan has represented automotive manufacturers, packaging businesses, steel companies, utility and energy companies, and environmental consultants. In insolvency proceedings, Nathan represents creditors, unsecured creditors’ committees, liquidation trustees and court-appointed receivers.
Nathan is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters before groups such as the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio – Bench-Bar Retreat, the National Association of Credit Managers, Great Lakes Region, and the ABI Mid-Western Institute. He is also a contributing author to Metal Center News.
Nathan is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Federal Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and American Mensa. He has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as a Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyer and a Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyer, and by Chambers USA as a “Leader in his field.“
In addition to his Ohio and New York State Bar admissions, Nathan also has admission before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Central District of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois, the Western and Southern Districts of New York, the Western District of Pennsylvania; the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.
Nathan received his B.A. in 1993 from Kent State University and his J.D. summa cum laude in 1999 from the University of Akron where he was a member of the Law Review Editorial Board.