Nathaniel L. Taylor

  • Nathaniel L. Taylor
  • Nathaniel L. Taylor

Nat serves as outside general counsel to a number of nonprofits and closely-held businesses. He has over twenty years’ of broad experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions, from representing clients in constitutional litigation, to day-to-day employment counseling, to helping small business owners in successful and highly profitable exits. He has particular expertise in the unique legal issues of religious entities, including churches, private schools, and para-church ministries. His broad experience helps him anticipate and avoid problems before they become expensive headaches for the client, but will also vigorously defend the interests of his clients in litigation. He is regularly retained by the insurance companies of institutional clients to continue to defend the clients’ interests in insured matters.

Washington State Bar Association

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

“Abuse of Judicial Review: The Unwarranted Demise of the Sexually Violent Predator Statute by Young v. Weston” 71 Wash. L. Rev. 543 (1996)

Nat serves on the Washington State Bar Association’s nonprofit corporations committee. He served for years as a deacon and then elder in his church and as a volunteer lawyer at the Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission legal aid clinic. He is one of the founding board members of the Children’s Law Center of Washington, and president of his fraternity’s alumni association. Married to another lawyer, he has two daughters and a son and enjoys spending time with his family, learning new things, getting outside, reading, and watching the Seahawks and Huskies.


  • Sale of majority interest in manufacturing company to private equity firm for tens of millions
  • Multiple sales and partnership buyouts of professional medical and engineering practices
  • Represented vendors and licensors in multiple transactions with Fortune 100 companies
  • Represented issuers in numerous private securities offerings ranging from less than one million to twenty million
  • Regular advice to for-profit and non-profit organizations regarding hiring and termination of employees, employee non-competes, and general HR compliance


  • Defended multiple religious organizations in employment litigation
  • Sale of resort and golf course for multiple millions
  • Sale of software developed by a nonprofit to for-profit buyer for multiple millions; helped obtain private letter ruling that proceeds did not constitute unrelated business income
  • Represented nonprofit borrowers in tax-exempt bond financings involving tens of millions
  • Formation and application for exemption for dozens of nonprofits
  • Successfully resolved multiple church property disputes

University of Washington, B.A., cum laude, Economics, 1994
-Phi Beta Kappa

University of Washington, J.D., 1997
-Washington Law Review, Managing Editor