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At the core of Nathan Catanese’s practice is the belief that people and relationships matter, and there is no greater success for him than advising his clients through complex situations. He enjoys unpacking the details of complicated issues and devising solutions for the betterment of his clients and their goals. 

Nathan focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, tax-exempt organizations, and other tax and corporate matters. Armed with a deep understanding of the practical needs of business owners, Nathan assists clients in wealth succession planning and advises nonprofits and religious organizations in formation and governance matters. He frequently counsels clients in their planned charitable giving and provides assistance in the creation of private foundations.

Memberships & Awards

American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section Fellow (2022-2024)
Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers- Rising Star
Pittsburgh Legal Journal Orphans’ Court Opinions Committee
Past Member of Executive Committee, American Inns of Court – Hay-Sell Chapter
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association

Key Experience

Represented and counseled multiple families, couples, and individuals, including wealthy and ultra-wealthy families, in preparing wills, revocable trusts, various kinds of irrevocable trusts, financial powers of attorney, advance health care directives, livings wills, and marital agreements
Represented numerous executors in estate administration matters
Represented trustees in trust administration matters

Work Experience

2022 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2019-2022 Clark Hill PLC
2016-2019 Williams Coulson
2015-2016 Law Clerk to Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA
2014-2015 Attorney Advisor, Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission
2008-2011 Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives