Nate Baber is an experienced commercial litigator and trial attorney. He has represented clients in a wide array of business disputes in both State and Federal Courts. With a record of successfully managing, negotiating, and litigating complex business disputes, he is engaged by businesses across a wide variety of industries and specialties.
“What I like most about representing business clients in high-stakes business litigation is the relationship that forms. Understanding the business objectives of your client and the nuance of their industry enables you to create and execute an effective business litigation strategy. It’s impossible to do that without knowing what drives them.
Not every dispute has to be a bare-knuckled brawl, but you must be ready when it turns to one. Knowing what dispute or opponent calls for which strategy is why an experienced counsel saves money and aggravation.”
Nate and the team at Aeton Law Partners also provide “off-site” in-house counsel services for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the state and country. This strategic approach offers advice, tested in the real world, to help minimize and mitigate business losses by helping clients anticipate potential risks and friction points. It’s the difference between theory and practice. While traditional transactional attorneys think of what may happen in a vacuum, litigation attorneys are able to identify weak points early because they have litigated those very contracts, policies, or practices.
Business clients benefit from this strategy by utilizing litigation attorneys early and in ongoing business operations, like negotiating vendor and employment contracts. By doing so, they can get the perspective of a litigation attorney early on. This method has allowed Nate’s clients to maintain a consistent legal strategy throughout all phases of their business life cycle, without needing a dedicated in-house legal department.
Nate also assists businesses and their owners, members, or shareholders in planning and executing their exit plans through stock purchase agreements, asset sales, or succession planning. His mergers and acquisitions practice includes representing small and mid-size businesses in asset deals with private equity and Fortune 500 buyers, commercial real estate transactions, and stock sales, often addressing complex environmental issues.
His transactional law practice encompasses drafting and negotiating letters of intent, term sheets, asset purchase agreements, and stock purchase agreements. Nate is experienced in managing company due diligence during the due diligence period and effectively closing complicated business transactions with reason and patience.
Nate also manages Aeton law’s Personal Injury division at Injuredct.com. Learn more about Nate’s personal injury and criminal defense practice at Injured CT.
Media outlets and trade publications throughout the United States have reported on transactions where Nate served as lead counsel for buyers or sellers.
Nate actively engages with his community as the President of the Board of Directors for the Hockanum Valley Community Council, a non-profit agency in Vernon, CT, and Tolland County that supports low-income and at-risk families.
J.D. with Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law
First Place, Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition
Cali Award for Academic Excellence: Advanced Criminal Procedure
Cali Award for Academic Excellence: Trial Advocacy
University of Connecticut. 2005
US District Court District of Connecticut