Vassar, Nathan E.

Principal
(512) 322-5867

Nathan’s practice is influenced by his experience in the state house and his background in both regulatory compliance and environmental litigation. He focuses on regulatory compliance, water resources development, and water quality matters, addressing permitting and enforcement, and when necessary, litigation. Nathan regularly appears before state and federal agencies, as well as courts across the state and region. Prior to joining Lloyd Gosselink, Nathan worked in commercial litigation at a boutique Dallas firm, achieving successful results for clients in a wide array of business disputes, including environmental litigation. He also draws upon his background in policy and work with administrative agencies from his time as a Legislative Director for a State Senator. During law school, Nathan interned for then-Circuit Court Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Tenth Court of Appeals.

  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. District Courts for Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • Represents clients in environmental enforcement litigation, including Clean Water Act administrative order/Consent Decree negotiations
  • Addresses clients' water permitting/water supply needs
  • Evaluates client compliance with federal and state environmental regulations
  • Pre-trial discovery, motions practice, and hearing experience
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Water Conservation Association
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • Texas Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • Water Environment Association of Texas
    • Co-Chair: WEAT Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Austin Steering Committee - University of Texas School of Law
  • Mentor - University of Texas School of Law Mentorship Program
  • Trustee - WaterReuse Texas (2019-present)
  • Former Board Member and Zoning Chair, Allandale Neighborhood Association
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Star List, Thomson Reuters: 2019
Before practicing law, Nathan worked in the halls of the statehouse as a Legislative Director. Nathan’s background in lawmaking and legislative advocacy is in full use as an attorney, but also extends to his personal interests. As a product of state politics with a keen interest in history, his travel itineraries frequently include stops at other state capitols and historic sites. A sports enthusiast, Nathan enjoys visiting sports stadiums, particularly in college football, basketball, and Major League Baseball. Among other interests, Nathan enjoys running, trying new barbeque restaurants, and spending time with his family.

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