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Nate McMurray

Special Counsel


Nathan McMurray practices in the firm’s Corporate and Business Law department. He brings with him extensive experience, previously working for Delaware North Companies, generating hundreds of millions in revenue through business development initiatives in the travel and entertainment venue industry. Mr. McMurray counsels clients with matters related to business contracts, new business proposals, entity formation, joint-venture agreements, franchise agreements, license agreements, supply agreements, lease agreements, dispute resolution, and merger and acquisition agreements.

Mr. McMurray received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California Hastings College of Law, and a Master of Laws in (LLM) Chinese Law from the Tsinghua Law School in Beijing.

Mr. McMurray also served as Grand Island Town Supervisor from January of 2015 to December of 2019, his accomplishments included achieving record budget surpluses and the town’s highest-ever credit rating. During his supervisory role, Grand Island secured multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects, including community solar projects, rehabilitation of abandoned sites, broadband infrastructure, and trail access initiatives. These projects were achieved through aggressive bidding strategies resulting in obtaining millions in State and Federal grants while attracting major development projects, including an Amazon logistics hub.

Mr. McMurray also has deep experience working internationally as Foreign Legal Counsel working for Barun Law, Yulchon Attorneys in Seoul, Korea, and for Allen & Overy, LLP in Beijing, China. He was also Senior Counsel for Samsung Electronics in Seoul, Korea. His experience overseas includes advising U.S. businesses on investment projects and cross-border disputes in Asia, as well as advising U.S. companies on market strategy, acquisitions, and other matters. He speaks Korean and Mandarin.

Nate has a passion for the nature and environment of Upstate New York, “I came back to this region because I love it, the small towns, the trails, and paths. A lot of people don’t know this, but eighty percent of North America’s freshwater flows right by Buffalo, past Grand Island and southern Ontario, and over Niagara Falls. Every moment that I get to hike, bike, or swim here with my children is a blessing. I’m proud to now use my training and skills to help people here, in this community, my home.”

Honors & Awards

Leading Employment Law Attorney, Chambers Asia, 2012

Professional & Community Activities

British-American Project Fellow

Eagle Scout

AMCHAM Korea Foreign Investment Committee Co-Chair, 2010-2013

Fulbright Scholar, Korean Constitutional Court, 2003

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J.D., 2006, University of California Hastings College of Law

Master of Laws in LLM, Chinese Law, Tsinghua Law School

B.A. Political Science and Korean, State University of New York, Buffalo

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