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Nate Kelly

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Practice Areas

  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Corporate Organization and Finance
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation


Mr. Kelly specializes in representing businesses in the areas of Corporate Organization, Finance, Intellectual Property, Employment, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, and Litigation. He focuses on helping clients understand their legal rights so they may make informed business decisions, including when to head to court and when to hire outside specialists (and how much to pay them). To this end, he often provides general counsel services and manages the USC Legal Network, with experienced attorneys in a number of fields. He is also an experience negotiator, and his many years of business representation also make him a useful adviser in any number of business decisions.

Born in Washington, DC, the son and grandson of licensed psychologists, he studied politics at the University of Maryland Honors College and attended the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law on a merit scholarship. He, as every attorney working with the Law Offices of Nate Kelly, approaches the law from a human and economic perspective, realizing that clients often consider business transactions, employment matters, and litigation based on personal relationships, economic issues, and other external factors that need to be considered in order to achieve the best possible results. To this end, he often provides outside general counsel services to business and startups, and maintains an extensive legal network, with experienced attorneys in a number of fields. He is also an experienced negotiator and entrepreneur; making him a useful adviser in any number of business decisions.


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2008
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Maryland at College Park
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Dean’s Scholar
    • Major: Government and Politics


  • American Jurisprudence Award, Torts
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate: College of Behavior and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2016

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Masons of California

Past Positions

  • Law: Kaye Scholer LLP, Corporate Finance Associate
  • Business: Futuremood Studios; General Counsel & President of Business Operations
  • Charity: Hoop Bus, Inc. Co-Founder and General Counsel
  • Venice Ball, Inc. Co-Founder and General Counsel
  • Politics: Paulette for Governor; Campaign Manager

Current Employment Position

  • Founder