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Nathaniel L. Doliner

Nathaniel L. Doliner



Nat Doliner practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate governance, and joint ventures.

His extensive mergers and acquisitions and joint venture experience includes work for technology companies, manufacturing companies, electric utilities, telecommunications companies, hospitals, large physician practices, insurance carriers, broadcasting companies, retail internet businesses, food and beverage companies, food service and other wholesale distributors, veterinary specialty and emergency hospitals, companies in the building trades, and employee staffing businesses.

Nat  has also handled numerous transactions involving public-private partnerships, infrastructure transactions, and sales and purchases of businesses in bankruptcy proceedings.

He advises boards of directors and special committees of boards of directors as to corporate governance issues.


  • Numerous acquisitions all over the United States for large veterinary emergency and specialty medical company.
  • Lease and sale of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL.
  • Lease and sale of Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL. 
  • Purchase of City of Sebring electric distribution system for Florida Power Corporation.
  • Purchase of Centurion Hospital, Tampa, FL. 
  • Sale of manufacturer of aircraft components.
  • Sale of television station, Atlanta metropolitan area.
  • Formation of power plant co-ownership between Florida Power Corporation and Georgia Power.
  • Purchase for publicly-traded client of machinery control systems business.
  • Numerous acquisitions for publicly-traded client in the healthcare services industry.
  • Numerous Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions, mainly on the buy side, all over the United States for various clients engaged in the construction industry, such as concrete, lumber, roofing materials, carpeting, and cabinetry businesses.
  • Sale of company that developed accounting systems for hospital based physician groups.
  • Sale of Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL.
  • Sale of company in citrus flavorings business.
  • Represented Food Service company in numerous transactions including distributorship agreements in Europe and South America.


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers (2003-2018)
  • Listed inThe Best Lawyers in America
    • Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2005-2019)
    • "Lawyer of the Year"
      • Tampa Corporate Governance Law (2011, 2014, and 2017)
      • Tampa Securities-Capital Markets Law (2016)
      • Mergers & Acquisitions (2013)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2017-2018)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association 
    • Chair, Business Law Section (2009-2010) 
    • Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (1998-2002) 
    • Editor-in-Chief, The Business Lawyer, published by the ABA Business Law Section (2007-2008)
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Vanderbilt Law School
    • National Alumni Board (1997-1999)
  • Board Chair, Florida Council on Economic Education, Inc.
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 
    • Chairman of the Board, (1999-2001)
  • President, Hillel School of Tampa (2001-2003)
  • Board Member, Florida Holocaust Museum
    • Board Chair (2014-2016)

Speaking Engagements

  •  Merger and Acquisition Issues at the Thomson Reuters Federal Securities Institute, Miami (2005-present)
  • "A New Look at Earn-Out Provisions in M&A Agreements," ABA Business Law Section (2012)
  • "M&A Agreements: Opportunities and Perils in Asset Acquisitions, Structuring and Documenting the Transaction," Strafford Webinar (January 2012)
  • 16th Annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions, Miami (November 10-11, 2011)
  • Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, sponsored by New York City Bar and Dickinson School of Law, New York (2007-2013)
  • Annual ABA National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions (1996-2008)
  • KPMG Audit Committee Institute (2011-2013)
  • “Is your business considering going public? Planning, execution, and realization are the three major steps of transforming from private to public,” Ernst & Young Becoming a Public Company - IPO Readiness Seminar (2010)
  • “Cross Border Strategic Alliances,” American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Chicago (August)
  • “Ethical Issues in Merger and Acquisitions,” The University of Texas Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, Dallas (2006)
  • “Soured M&A Deals: What Happens When Bad Facts Surface Between Signing and Closing,” Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Chicago (2004)
  • ABA/Paris Bar Program on Corporate Governance, Paris (2004)
  • “Effective Negotiating Strategies in Mergers and Acquisitions,” ABA Business Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference, Washington (June 2003)
  • 25th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law Problems, sponsored by the University of Texas Law School, Dallas (2003)
  • ABA International Institute on Mergers and Acquisitions, Paris (2002)
  • Merger and Acquisition Panel, American Corporate Counsel/ABA Institute, Washington (2002)
  • ABA National Institute on International Ventures for the Old and New Economies, San Francisco (2000)

Pro Bono

  • General Counsel, Westshore Alliance, buusiness development organization for the Westshore Business District, in Tampa, FL


  • University of Florida College of Law (LL.M., 1977)
  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1973)
  • George Washington University (B.A., 1970)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts


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