Nathaniel R. Hull

Nathaniel R. Hull: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Nate Hull’s practice focuses on corporate restructurings, avoidance litigation and bankruptcy-related appellate work. In particular, Nate managed the claims objection process and avoidance litigation for the Chapter 11 Trustee of a bankrupt petroleum marketer and has been the primary associate in connection with bankruptcy-related appeals to the Federal District Court, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Nate regularly publishes articles on both commercial and consumer bankruptcy theory and practice, with a growing focus on the role mediation can play as a cost-effective alternative to traditional bankruptcy litigation.

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Biography

Nate Hull’s practice is devoted to providing sound legal and strategic advice to clients involved in financially distressed situations. His extensive work on behalf of trustee clients has permitted Mr. Hull to develop a widely-recognized practice advising those people entrusted to administer the assets of others. He is also a member of the panel of chapter 7 trustees for the District of Maine.

Mr. Hull and the Firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group are honored to have been selected to manage the complex asset sales and wind-downs of several businesses, including what may be the fastest 363 sale in the history of the District of Maine. Mr. Hull has also been entrusted to serve as bankruptcy counsel to creditors’ committees, debtors, secured lenders, critical vendors, commercial landlords, asset purchasers and defendants in many preference and fraudulent transfer actions.

His deep ties to the local bankruptcy community along with the benefits of Verrill Dana’s wide array of resources position Mr. Hull as a true client advocate.

Mr. Hull regularly authors articles for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, many of which have been cited in other scholarly publications. He is actively involved with the Maine division of ABI’s Credit Abuse Resistance Education (“CARE”) program, which provides financial literacy resources and classes to high school students and frequently publishes and lectures.

Honors

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
under Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor
Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Bankruptcy: Business
American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Law Student from the First Circuit
American Bankruptcy Institute Medal for Excellence in Bankruptcy Studies
American Law Institute/American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership
Award

Highlights

[Nate is] well versed in the nuances of bankruptcy.

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Events

September 18, 2017

Bankruptcy Changes in a Changing Bankruptcy Landscape

Speaking Engagements

Nathaniel R. Hull

June 30, 2016

Roundtable on Risks: What's Trending in Lending?

Hosted Events

Douglas F. Britton, Nathaniel R. Hull

July 11, 2015

22nd Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference

Speaking Engagements

Nathaniel R. Hull

April 16, 2015

Bankruptcy - The Unexpected Danger of Ignorance or the Theory of (Almost) Everything: Flagging Bankruptcy Issues in Non-Bankruptcy Context

Speaking Engagements

Nathaniel R. Hull

September 28, 2010

Seismic Shifting: Bankruptcy in a Time of Change

Speaking Engagements

Nathaniel R. Hull

December 3, 2009

Financial Issues Facing Artists

Nathaniel R. Hull

Experience

Chapter 7 Representation of Trustee

A converted Chapter 11 case for two debtors who together employed several hundred employees. The largest secured creditor was owed approximately $30 million.

Eucalyptus Plantation Purchase

We represented the purchaser in the acquisition and financing of a eucalyptus plantation in Hawaii and the negotiation of a biomass supply agreement.

In re Interep National Radio Sales, Inc., et al.

In this case, Verrill Dana defended multiple parties against preference claims and was able to resolve the matters for approximately 25% of the demand.

In re NewPage Corporation

Verrill Dana represented a Maine-based trade supplier in securing “critical vendor” status in this Delaware bankruptcy case.

In re Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, et al.

Verrill Dana represented a Maine-based trade supplier in asserting administrative claims against the debtor’s estate pursuant to section 503(b)(9) of the Code and favorably resolved the debtor’s resulting objection.

Representation of Chapter 7 Trustee: Red Shield Acquisition, LLC

Secured approval for a 363 sale in only 26 days from our selection as Trustee’s counsel.

Sale of M.W. Sewall Co.

The collaborative efforts of the Bankruptcy Department, the Business Law Department and the Real Estate Department resulted in the successful sale of substantially all of the operating assets of M.W. Sewall and Co. The case presented a particularly complex fact pattern and required an expedited sale process in order to allow the assets to be sold while they still had value.

Timberland Acquisition and Sale of Conservation Easement

We provided representation of a purchaser in the acquisition of commercial timberland and the sale of a conservation easement in Monroe County, Alabama.

News

March 30, 2018

Sweetser To Buy Financially Troubled Getchell Agency for $2.7 Million

Media Mentions

Nathaniel R. Hull

January 23, 2018

Verrill Dana Elects Six New Partners

Press Releases

Tawny L. Alvarez, Emily Chi Fogler, Benjamin E. Ford, Nathaniel R. Hull, Misti D. Munster

December 1, 2015

Maine Law Grads & Bankruptcy Careers

Media Mentions

Nathaniel R. Hull

April 1, 2015

Old Town Biorefinery Assets to be Sold

Media Mentions

Nathaniel R. Hull

November 7, 2014

Verrill Dana Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service

Press Releases

Tawny L. Alvarez, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Seth S. Coburn, Michael J. Donlan, Jonathan M. Dunitz, Katie M. Gray, Nathaniel R. Hull, Christopher S. Lockman, Rachel M. Wertheimer, Karen Frink Wolf

March 10, 2014

Verrill Dana Announced as Winner of the 6th Annual International M&A Advisor Award

Press Releases

Mark K. Googins, James C. Palmer, Eric D. Altholz, Robert C. Brooks, Gregory S. Fryer, Nathaniel R. Hull, Christopher S. Lockman, Misti D. Munster, Christopher R. Smith

January 2, 2014

Verrill Dana Part of Deal Team Announced as Winner of 12th Annual M&A Advisor Award

Press Releases

Mark K. Googins, James C. Palmer, Eric D. Altholz, Robert C. Brooks, Gregory S. Fryer, Nathaniel R. Hull, Christopher S. Lockman, Misti D. Munster, Christopher R. Smith

May 29, 2013

Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier

November 13, 2012

Eight Verrill Dana Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Press Releases

Seth S. Coburn, Benjamin E. Ford, Katie M. Gray, Nathaniel R. Hull, Misti D. Munster, Timothy R. Shannon

August 20, 2012

Verrill Dana’s Beach to Beacon Team Hits the Road to Raise Money

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Charles P. Bacall, Robert C. Brooks, Roger A. Clement, Jr., John P. Giffune, Kenneth F. Ginder, Jennifer L. Harrell, Nathaniel R. Hull, Gretchen A. Johnson, Lisa A. LaMarche, A. Robert Ruesch, Timothy R. Shannon, Rachel M. Wertheimer

June 7, 2012

Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith

November 6, 2009

Four Attorneys Join Verrill Dana

Press Releases

Benjamin E. Ford, Nathaniel R. Hull, Kyle T. MacDonald, Misti D. Munster

Publications

October 2017

A Debtor's Communications with Her Attorney Discovered

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull and Stephen Segal

September 2016

Judicial Estoppel and the Early End to Lawsuits

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull and Stephen Segal

April 2016

You Take It: Force-Vesting Under a Chapter 13 Plan

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

March 1, 2016

Tools-of-the-Trade Exemption Includes Digital Files as Documents

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

February 2016

Includes and Including Are Not Limiting

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull and Stephen Segal

February 2016

Exemption Strategies After Law v. Siegel

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

October 2015

Alternate Fuels: Recharacterization After Supreme Court's Law v. Siegel

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull and Christopher Lockman

February 2015

What It Means to Recover Property Pursuant to 541(a)(3)

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

July 1, 2014

An Emerging Split: More Uncertainty for Trustees Under 704(a)(11)

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull and Christopher Lockman

February 2014

Trying the Upset-Bid Case

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

November 16, 2012

Liquidating Nondischargeable Claims after Stern v. Marshall

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

April 3, 2012

Determining the Proper Allocation of Joint Tax Refunds

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

February 17, 2011

Crossing the Line: Prime, Subprime and Predatory Lending, 61 Me. L. Rev. 287

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

February 11, 2011

The Viability of Loss Mitigation Programs (from Law360) - By Nathaniel Hull

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

September 8, 2010

Warnings about the WARN Act: Catterton Partners Extension of Liability

Published Works

Nathaniel Hull

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Litigation & Trial

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4726  Phone
(207) 253-4727  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/nhull
University Attended:
Evergreen State College, B.A., 2005
Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2009
Year of First admission:
2009
Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit); U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; Maine; Massachusetts
Memberships:

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association; Secretary, Bankruptcy Division
American Bankruptcy Institute
ABI Volo Project, Circuit Court Opinion First Responder: Author
Coordinating Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
President, Risk Management Association Young Professionals
Committee

ISLN:
920837434

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