Long Island
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530-4850
ph: 516.357.3817
fx: 516.357.3792
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Areas of Practice



C. Nathan Dee


Nathan Dee is a partner in the firm’s Banking department, practicing in the areas of Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights as well as the area of Construction Litigation.  Nathan represents companies and individuals as debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings in a wide range of industries including heavy construction, shipping, financial institutions, law firms and utilities.  

Nathan’s construction litigation experience includes matters 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 against public and private owners.  Nathan is experienced in claims preparation, negotiation and resolution from 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.

Representative Experience

  • Currently representing large scale subcontractor and general contractor in chapter 11 case
  • Currently representing multiple heavy construction companies in multimillion dollar breach of contract and delay claims against public and private owners
  • Represented concrete contractor in chapter 11 case resulting in confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan funded by multi-million settlement of a damages claim arising out of a public construction contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Represented heavy civil construction company in chapter 11 case resulting in confirmation of chapter 11 plan funded by proceeds of construction claims litigation against public agencies.
  • Represented heating and cooling subcontractor in chapter 11 case resulting in confirmation of chapter 11 plan providing for payment in full of all creditor claims and reorganization of business.
  • Assisted heavy civil highway contractor in an out-of-court restructuring through the formation of a partnership with another construction firm
  • Represented multiple heavy construction companies in mediaton of disputes arising out of public construction contracts with the City of New York and its related agencies
  • Represented global shipping company in a chapter 11 case resulting in the confirmation of a chapter 11 plan and the successful reorganization of the business

Professional & Community Activities

New York Law School, New York, NY Adjunct Professor for Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights August 2011-2014

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2008-Present

Member, Construction Financial Management Association, 2017-Present

Author, "Is New York State DOT’s Standard Settlement Agreement an Illusory Promise" · Construction Accounting and Taxation, Jan-Feb 2010