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Nathaniel L. Taylor

  • Nathaniel L. Taylor
  • Nathaniel L. Taylor

Nat serves as outside general counsel to a number of businesses and non-profit organizations. From choice of entity and raising capital, through commercialization to eventual succession or sale, he helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses and make a lasting impact for their families and the community. He regularly provides advice on employment agreements and noncompetes and assists in the preparation and negotiation in a number of commercial contracts. For non-profits, he helps with formations, IRS applications, governance and fundraising compliance, intermediate sanctions avoidance, risk management, and all other issues in the life of a tax-exempt organization. He has particular expertise in the unique legal issues of religious entities, including churches, private schools, and para-church ministries. As a former litigator, he can make realistic risk assessments and does not shy away from difficult negotiations. His broad experience helps him anticipate and avoid problems before they become expensive headaches for the client. He has been voted a “Rising Star” six times by the readers of Super Lawyers.

Washington State Bar Association

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

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

“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 is an elder in his church, one of the founding board members of the Children’s Law Center of Washington, a volunteer lawyer at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission legal aid clinic, 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


  • 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