Tampa Lawyer Nathaniel L. Doliner Becomes Chair of The _ Business Law Section

CHICAGO August 10, 2009 – Nathaniel L. Doliner of Tampa, Fla., is now serving as the chair of the _ Business Law Section. His term began at the close of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Aug. 4.

Doliner, managing shareholder of the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. His experience includes managing transactions involving manufacturing companies, software and technology companies, hospitals and other healthcare organizations, joint ventures and the acquisition of financially troubled businesses. He has also provided representation in transactions between government bodies and private companies.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 1970, his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1973, and his LL.M. in Taxation from University of Florida College of Law in 1977. He was a visiting assistant professor of law at University of Florida College of Law in 1977-1978. He is the first Florida lawyer to serve as chair of the ABA Business Law Section.

Within the Business Law Section, Doliner’s contributions include terms as chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee from 1998 – 2002 and as editor-in-chief, from 2007 – 2008, of The Business Lawyer, a leading business law journal published quarterly by the ABA.

He is a member of the advisory board of Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report, published by BNA, and a fellow with the American Bar Foundation the American Law Institute and the American College of Tax Counsel. He served on the National Alumni Board of Vanderbilt Law School from 1997 – 1999.

As chair, Doliner will oversee the section’s Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. in November 2009; its Spring Meeting in Denver in April 2010; and section activities at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August 2010.

With approximately 60,000 members, the Business Law Section is one of the ABA’s largest sections with members from more than 50 countries. The section assists business lawyers in serving their clients competently, efficiently and professionally by providing top quality continuing legal education while offering a worldwide network for discussion of critical business issues. The section also improves business laws around the world by providing governmental bodies and other organizations with useful analysis and assistance as to proposed business laws and regulations.

With more than 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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