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 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.
- 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
News & Speaking Engagements
- March 29, 2019
- C. Nathan Dee and Elizabeth Aboulafia of Cullen and Dykman serve as lead debtor’s counsel for Navillus Tile, Inc.October 15, 2018
- June 1, 2018
- Cullen and Dykman Successfully Confirms Chapter 11 Plan for Construction Contractor Based on $17.5 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