A Western Washington native, Nick began working on jobsites at an early age and tagging along with his father, a Bainbridge Island residential real estate developer. Through these early experiences and years of working in construction he developed a passion for seeing things built from concept to sale and experienced the hard work necessary to get there. But perhaps most important, he learned how to problem solve and see how creative planning, a team of experts, and negotiation could make a seemly undevelopable site reworked into a high value project.
After earning a degree in economics from the University of Washington, Nick continued in construction then traveled extensively through Europe and South America before starting law school at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA. While at Northeastern Nick gained experience working for U.S. District Court Judge James Singleton in Anchorage, Natural Resources Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Seattle City Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Nick began his legal career at a boutique business, IP, and litigation firm in Seattle then transitioned to a commercial litigation firm before leaving to build a practice as partner at another firm. After building a significant practice he served as general counsel for a client in the midst of a period of massive growth. Most recently Nick has diversified his experience and resources by working as a Managing Director at ACT Capital Advisors and as acting CEO of a Canadian seafood trading and export company.
Nick joined IMG to continue his work with clients in seafood, marine industries, energy, natural resources, and international trade and transactions. His transactional practice ranges from M&A, contracts, outsourced general counsel services, real estate development, and IP registration and licensing. Nick’s litigation experience includes corporate/shareholder disputes (the corporate divorce), complex commercial litigation, and IP enforcement.
Always on the lookout for another entrepreneurial pursuit, Nick has worked with several startups as an advisor and advisory board member. He also participated as a business plan analyst and advisor for Fish 2.0, a global seafood innovation forum. He’s also leading the re-development of a seafood processing plant and marine facility in Anacortes, Washington and is increasingly involved with aquaculture development projects.
Nick also spent time commercial salmon fishing in Washington and Alaska.
He and his family split their time between residences in Quilcene, Washington and Sun Valley, Idaho. Nick tries to spend any extra time traveling, backcountry skiing, and exploring around his two beautiful home bases.