Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Private Equity Lawyer as Partner in Dallas

Nate Christensen has more than 20 years of experience advising clients across a broad spectrum of complex transactions and capital structures in numerous industries, including energy, real estate, professional sports, financial services, professional services, and consumer goods.

Private equity lawyer Nate Christensen has joined global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities practice as a partner in the Dallas office.

“Nate is a highly accomplished lawyer with a stellar reputation in Texas and throughout the U.S. for representing private equity, energy transition, and family office clients in significant transactions,” Jeff Cody, Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S. managing partner, said in a statement. “His addition underscores our firm’s focus on adding top-tier corporate lawyers, particularly in private equity, who share our commitment to superb client service.”

The firm said Christensen has a broad corporate practice that leverages his experience both as lead outside counsel and as former general counsel of Hunt Consolidated Inc., one of the largest private international energy, infrastructure, real estate, and alternative investment firms, where he led sophisticated transactions involving some of the world’s foremost investors and capital providers.

Christensen has more than 20 years of experience advising clients across a broad spectrum of complex transactions and capital structures in numerous industries, including energy (conventional, renewables, power infrastructure, and energy transition), real estate, professional sports, financial services, professional services, and consumer goods.

North Rose Fulbright said Christensen has extensive experience across business lifecycles and sophisticated transactions, including partnerships and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and other equity and debt financings, fund formation, direct investing, project development and commercial transactions.

“Clients continue to turn to Norton Rose Fulbright to advise on their most complex corporate transactions,” Scarlet McNellie, Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S. head of corporate, M&A and securities, said in a statement. “Nate is an entrepreneurial and energetic lawyer with the business-oriented approach that our clients value. He is an excellent fit for our private equity group.”

Highlighting private equity

Christensen represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, family offices, and other alternative asset managers, public and private companies, project developers, and entrepreneurs in a broad range of strategic, transactional, and operational matters, the firm said.

“Norton Rose Fulbright has highly regarded corporate and energy practices on a global scale, which will greatly benefit the clients I serve,” Christensen said. “I’m excited to collaborate with my new colleagues on the private equity team and throughout the corporate practice, as well as the firm’s dynamic energy, investment funds and family office teams.”

Norton Rose Fulbright offers a full scope of legal services to the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions.

It has more than 3,000 lawyers advising clients across more than 50 locations worldwide, including Houston, New York, London, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Johannesburg, covering the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The firm said that its global business principles are quality, unity, and integrity, and that it is recognized for its client service in key industries, including financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; technology; transport; life sciences and healthcare; and consumer markets.

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