About Nathan

Nathan’s practice focuses on maritime law and construction litigation. Nathan advises various clients in the marine and fisheries-related sectors, including shipowners and other marine space users, on a range of matters. He has provided advice on vessel arrests and court-directed sale of vessels, and has participated in arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration.

Having previously served as a navigation cadet with transportation and shipping companies, as well as a deckhand for the Canadian Coast Guard, Nathan brings a unique understanding and interest to his maritime law practice. He has further experience onboard marine tourism vessels, is an active scuba diver and is experienced in offshore and bluewater sailing. During law school, he received a Certificate in Marine Law. He also directed Media and Communications for the Environmental Law Students’ Society (ELSS). Research completed during his time in the program led him to present at the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research Project’s Open Oceans 2 conference on behalf of the Ocean Frontier Institute. Nathan leverages his range of marine-related knowledge and experience to better understand and represent his clients’ interests.

Nathan has authored a number of publications related to fisheries and resource issues, including:

  • Andrews, E. J., Chuenpagdee, R., Stanley, N. D., Neis, B., Foley, P., Command, R. J., & Saul, L. (2022). Thirty Years from the Brink: Governing through Principles for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Small-Scale Fisheries since the Groundfish Moratoria and Prospects for the Future. Ocean Yearbook Online36(1), 237‑267. https://doi.org/10.1163/22116001-03601009
  • Stanley, Nathan (2020). A Right to Ice: Podcast. Abajignmuen: Land, Water, and Resource Rights. https://www.abaji.ca/blog/a-right-to-ice-podcast

Outside of work, Nathan stays active, whether biking, running or other physical activities. He also enjoys scuba-diving, multi-day hiking and camping trips, and adventure tourism. He also relaxes through painting and practicing music.


  • J.D. (Certificate in Marine Law), Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2020)
  • B.Mus. (Voice and Musicology), Memorial University of Newfoundland (2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2021)


  • English