Nathan Gates


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2018

Legal Assistant(s): Kathleen O'Reilly

In today’s fast-paced business environment, clients want a lawyer who understands their end game and who can provide efficient solutions to meet all of their business needs. To provide this high level of service, Nathan blends a strong work ethic with a commitment to understanding all of the small details from the very start. Nathan understands that in order to meet various client needs, a lawyer must join their team and become invested in working to reach the client’s short and long-term goals. He has assisted with:

  • Corporate restructuring and insolvency research and drafting
  • Mergers and acquisitions due diligence and preparation of documents
  • Tax-efficient business reorganizations
  • Corporate financing
  • Security reviews and filings

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, JD, 2017
Dalhousie University, BA, 2013


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Volunteer coach and judge, University of New Brunswick Law Moot, 2016 – 2017
Coordinator and volunteer, University of New Brunswick Law tax advocacy project, 2016 – 2017
Student representative, University of New Brunswick experiential learning committee, 2016 – 2017
Member, University of New Brunswick Law mooting society, 2015 – 2017
Member, University of New Brunswick sports and entertainment law society, 2015
Assistant coach, Lockview Dragons hockey club, 2017 – 2018
Assistant coach, Bedford Barons Major Bantam hockey club, 2011 – 2013
Team lead, Hockey Nova Scotia, 2009 & 2012
Volunteer, Special Olympics, 2012
Volunteer coach, Bedford Minor Hockey Development, 2012 – 2013


Dalhousie University Dean’s List
Seaboard Liquid Carriers Academic Excellence Scholarship
Dalhousie Academic Achievement Scholarship


Presenter, Dalhousie University, The Importance of Debating in the Undergraduate Degree, 2015 & 2016

Presenter, University of New Brunswick Department of History paper presenter series, Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s Early Experiences with NATO: A New Policy, 2013