Nathan Adler, a principal with Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., is a skilled business litigator with extensive experience resolving complex commercial disputes in federal, state and appellate courts throughout the United States. He regularly tries cases in federal and Maryland state courts and represents clients in arbitration proceedings, including before the American Arbitration Association.
Representing individual and corporate clients, Nathan has secured favorable outcomes in a wide variety of high-stakes business disputes, including business breakups; employment matters; estate challenges; construction claims and commercial lease disputes. He has also resolved multimillion-dollar tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Services through litigation and settlement negotiations. Nathan's successes also include defending class actions filed under CLEC, FDCPA and TCPA consumer protection statutes in federal courts around the country; defending businesses from premises liabilities claims; and representing clients before the NASD in arbitrations involving suitability and securities fraud claims.
A versatile trial lawyer who seeks practical, cost-effective solutions for his clients' litigation needs, Nathan works with clients on risk assessment and strategies for avoiding or minimizing litigation.
Nathan holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Sought after for his knowledge of commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation and leasing issues, he has co-authored several books and lectured on those topics for MICPEL's Advanced Real Property Institute, the National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services.
Nathan earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1992 and his B.A. in 1989 from Johns Hopkins University where he was an honors student, elected to Phi Beta Kappa and on the Dean's List. In 1991, Nathan was the firm's first summer associate. He joined Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A. as an associate following his graduation and became a principal in 1999.
University of Maryland School of Law
(J.D., with Honors)
- Awards for the highest grades in Torts and Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution
The Johns Hopkins University
- Honors student
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Dean's List
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
- Bar Association of Baltimore City
- Maryland State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Member, Defense Research Institute
- Defending multiline automobile dealerships, one of the nation's leading consumer electronics providers, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, finance companies and a major collections agency in numerous actions filed by consumers in federal and state courts.
- Serving as litigation counsel to a longtime half-billion-dollar technology company client in a variety of claims, against and from, vendors and customers.
- Providing litigation counsel for more than 20 years to a commercial landlord with a portfolio exceeding four million square feet of office, industrial, flex and retail space.
- Serving as lead litigation counsel for more than 15 years to a senior housing cooperative with nine locations in Maryland regarding a variety of issues brought by, and against, residents.
- Serving as lead counsel to a national client, won a $2.5 million ruling, plus attorneys' fees, following a multiday trial against an international tenant of a prominent amusement attraction in Baltimore's Power Plant.
- Represented the owner of a 200,000-square-foot shopping center in a multimillion-dollar mechanic's lien action brought by the general contractor who had constructed the shopping center. The case was successfully settled through mediation.
- Defending professionals and appearing before the Maryland Board of Physicians and the Accounting Board.
- Defended highly respected physicians who had been accused of violating a non-compete agreement. Following a 10-day jury trial, with more than a dozen witnesses and over 100 exhibits, a jury returned a defense verdict in favor of our clients and, in fact, awarded damages to our clients.
- Has defended parties in interest in the Bernard C. Madoff Investment Securities bankruptcy case