Areas of Practice
- New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 1999
- B.A., Hamilton College,1988
- Cullen and Dykman Obtains Precedent Making Decision after Trial Directing Use of Total Cost Method on a Public Construction Contract to Calculate Multi-Million Dollar Damages because of a Significant Change in the Character of the WorkOctober 5, 2011
- Cullen and Dykman obtains $3.25 million settlement from The City of New York for GII Industries, Inc.September 22, 2011
C. Nathan Dee
Nathan Dee has been practicing bankruptcy and commercial litigation with the Firm since 2004, including as a partner since 2007. Mr. Dee has experience in bankruptcy proceedings on behalf of debtors, creditors and lenders. Clients include heavy construction companies, shipping companies, financial institutions, law firms, utilities and individual creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, asset sales, distressed trades and commercial litigation in the bankruptcy courts and appellate practice before the district courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Recent practice highlights include a key role in a Chapter 11 series of mini-trials regarding debtor’s multimillion dollar delay claim against the State of New York. Mr. Dee also represented a major heavy construction company in its successful multimillion dollar asset sale pursuant to a confirmed plan of reorganization.
Mr. Dee’s construction litigation experience includes matters involving design and construction defects, cost overruns and delay and inefficiency claims against the City and State of New York. He is experienced in claims preparation, negotiation and resolution from a claim inception, through discovery, trial preparation and trial and has successfully handled claims for construction clients based upon changed or unforeseen conditions, disruptions, loss of productivity, significant changes in character of work and defective designs or construction.
In 1999, Mr. Dee received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and completed his undergraduate studies at Hamilton College in 1988. Mr. Dee is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of Massachusetts.
In addition, Mr. Dee is experienced in conducting trials involving complex construction claims in the federal and state courts in the State of New York and in alternative dispute resolution, including mini-trials and mediations.
Professional & Community Activities
- Author, "Is New York State DOT’s Standard Settlement Agreement an Illusory Promise" · Construction Accounting and Taxation, Jan-Feb 2010
- New York Law School, New York, NY Adjunct Professor August 2011-present
News & Speaking Engagements
- Cullen and Dykman Successfully Confirms Chapter 11 Plan for Construction Contractor Based on $12 Million Dollar Settlement with the Port AuthorityJanuary 6, 2017
- Cullen and Dykman Obtains $15.358 Million Settlement from the State of New York for GII Industries, Inc. f/k/a Grace Industries, Inc.March 6, 2013
- Cullen and Dykman Obtains Precedent-Making Decision after Trial Directing Use of Total Cost Method on a Public Construction Contract to Calculate Multi-Million Dollar Damages because of a Significant Change in the Character of the WorkOctober 5, 2011
- New York State Society of Certified Professional AccountantsAugust 2009