Nathan D. Imfeld

Senior Counsel

Nathan D. Imfeld

Senior Counsel

Nathan (Nate) Imfeld advises and represents clients, especially family-owned or controlled manufacturers and distributors, in solving complex product distribution, dealer network, and sales channel issues. Nate also assists many of these same enterprises with shareholder, trust, generational succession, and family office problems. Nate’s passion is helping his clients assess, manage, and navigate difficult situations to find creative solutions, both in and out of litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the majority shareholder group of a $250 million multigenerational family business in litigating a dispute over control of the company
  • Advised a multigenerational business-owning family with $400 million dollars in assets, assessing and building out its family office
  • Represented the beneficiaries of a significant family trust in litigation with a trustee who was also a family member
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for a privately owned professional services firm in a valuation dispute with a former shareholder
  • Represented a special board committee investigating shareholder claims of wrongdoing against the company’s senior management
  • Secured dismissal of a wrongful termination claim by a former product distributor against a manufacturer
  • Represented a significant equipment manufacturer in litigating a “bet-the-network” dispute with one of its product distributors

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation (2023-2024) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2024)

Community Involvement

  • Nate has donated hundreds of hours of pro bono representation to indigent community members in litigation, and actively serves on the boards of several local nonprofits.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
11 May 2023 Events

Encouraging Generational Entrepreneurship

On May 11, 2023, join Nate Imfeld, Litigation Senior Counsel, and Nate Christensen, Business Law Counsel at Foley Lardner; and David Shaw, Publishing Director at Family Business Magazine, as they discuss ways to foster philanthropic and for-profit entrepreneurship in the next generation.
20 April 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Colorado’s Consumer Right to Repair Agriculture Equipment Act

On April 12, 2023, the Colorado legislature passed the Consumer Right to Repair Agriculture Equipment Act (the “Act”). Under the Act, manufacturers of “agricultural equipment” will be required to provide independent repair shops and individual equipment owners with parts, software, firmware, tools (including diagnostic tools), and documentation to aid in the repair of that equipment.
13 January 2023 Events

Keep Them Hooked — NextGen Financial Literacy & Considerations in Choosing Non-Family Trustees, Wealth Managers & Directors

Foley Senior Counsel Nate Imfeld was one of the presenters during the January edition of Family Business Magazine Webinars.
5-16 December 2022 Events

CLE Weeks

Please join Foley & Lardner at our Milwaukee office for this year's Annual CLE Weeks. This conference will feature six days of engaging speakers providing sessions focused on the areas of manufacturing, innovative technology, healthcare, energy, ethics, and beyond.
31 August 2022 Video

Ten Minute Interview: Recent Trends in Family Office Risk

Brian Lucareli, Director of Foley Private Client Services (PCS) and co-chair of the Family Offices group, sits down with Nate Imfeld, Senior Counsel, Family Offices group, for a 10-minute interview to discuss recent trends in Family Office Risk.