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Mr. Haskell has more than a decade of experience advising clients in business transactions and disputes. His legal career began at Buckley King, LPA, a Cleveland-based law firm, where he represented banks and other middle market businesses in various business transactions and litigation matters, including loans, D&O and E&O coverage disputes and copyright and trademark licensing and litigation.
In 2007, Mr. Haskell joined Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, PLL, where he advised public companies, private equity firms, healthcare organizations and other middle market businesses in a broad spectrum of transactions and compliance matters including securities offerings, acquisitions, SEC periodic reporting, business formations, business separations, loan transactions and employment and consulting agreements. Mr. Haskell deepened his knowledge and experience in securities offerings and compliance as an associate at Jones Day, advising public companies on many types of debt and equity offerings, periodic filings and other compliance matters. Prior to joining The Gertsburg Law Firm, Mr. Haskell served as in-house counsel at FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), an Akron-based energy company with operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland, advising business units on governance, compliance and disclosure issues in a variety of contexts, including securities transactions, stock plan administration, financial reporting and investor relations.
Mr. Haskell is also an avid supporter of the arts, and particularly music and music education. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Haskell worked as a public school music teacher and freelance musician. With a passion for the trumpet and for improvisation, he has performed classical trumpet repertoire as well as jazz, Latin jazz, salsa, and many other musical styles in venues throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Roberto Ocasio Foundation, a nonprofit organization that conducts a summer camp where students have the opportunity to learn and perform Latin jazz, salsa and other forms of Latin music with musicians from Cleveland, New York City and around the world. He has also served as a trustee and counsel to Analog Arts Ensemble, a nonprofit production company promoting new music through concerts, festivals and other events in New York, Maryland and Northeast Ohio.
With experience representing business clients as outside counsel and in-house, Mr. Haskell understands the value of a results-based approach to resolving legal issues. He strives to translate complex legal issues into practical terms that can be communicated with ease, and his teaching experience allows him to more meaningfully connect with clients along the way.
Outside of the law and music, Mr. Haskell enjoys spending time with his wife and his two children.
Mr. Haskell is admitted to practice in the following courts:
- All Ohio State Courts
- The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Mr. Haskell graduated cum laude from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. In law school, he also served as an extern for the Hon. Solomon Oliver Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Baldwin Wallace University in 1998, where he studied music education, and he is currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration, with an emphasis in healthcare, at Baldwin Wallace University.
See a list of Nate Haskell’s blog posts here.
Best.Podcast.Ever. Episode 22 – Meet Nate Haskell: Get to know Nate in this episode of Best.Podcast.Ever, a collaboration between Alex Gertsburg of The Gertsburg Law Firm, and Molly Gebler of the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce. Nate helps us make sense of Securities Law what a Securities Lawyer does for small businesses. How exactly does a music teacher become a lawyer?