In his Municipal practice, Nathan helps local townships, villages, and cities navigate the maze of laws governing land use, elections, grant administration, and other local government operations. Nathan also has an extensive Estate Planning and Administration practice, with particular focuses on contested estates, special needs planning, and elder law. Additionally Nathan contributes to the firm’s litigation practice, and has written briefs submitted to the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.
Along with David Porteous, another partner with the law firm, Nathan is a registered lobbyist with the State of Michigan and represents the interests of his clients in the Michigan Legislature. Before joining McCurdy, Wotila and Porteous, Nathan served as an aide to Senator Michelle A. McManus, and was responsible for policy areas ranging from local economic development to natural resource and environmental quality regulation.
Nathan actively volunteers in our community. He serves on the boards of the Stehouwer Free Clinic and Cadillac Area Land Conservancy. He also is the Chairman of Boy Scouts of America’s River Trails District, which serves Benzie, Missaukee, Manistee, Osceola, and Wexford counties. Nathan is married to Dr. Jennifer Piwowarski, a family practitioner at Mercy-Cadillac Physician Partners. Born in Cadillac, he appreciates the beauty of Northern Michigan as he hikes, kayaks, and cross-country skis.”