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M&A attorney with 46+ years of experience counseling clients in buying, selling, merging and dividing businesses, business taxation, and business planning. Practice includes structuring, negotiating, managing and documenting all types of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, family business planning, tax-free reorganizations, corporate divisions, acquisitions and dispositions involving ESOPs, private equity transactions, partnership and limited liability company transactions, and advising on shareholder and business owner disputes and EPC Contract negotiations. Arthur has worked on transactions in various industries including energy, power, oil and gas, oilfield services, midstream energy, chemicals, technology, logistics, marine terminaling and storage, mining, medical, and professional services.


  • 5151 San Felipe, Suite 800
    5051 Westheimer Road
    Houston, TX 77056


  • The University of Texas at Austin , JD, graduated 1975
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BA, graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1975

Court Admissions

  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Tax Law

Special Focus

  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Trusts and Estates


  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tax Law (1983-present)Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2003-2020)Best Lawyers in America©, U.S. News & World Report (2009-2020)Ranked in Chambers USA Guide, Corporate/M&ASelected by Acritas as M&A Lawyer of the Year Texas 2018

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"Arthur Nathan provides good, practical, commercial advice."

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