Leverage 25+ years of experience.
Josh Nathan brings clients over twenty-five years of experience in the law and business of media, arts and nonprofit organizations.
Cornell Law School - JD
Vassar College - AB, Art History
IESE Business School - AMP, Media & Entertainment
PRIOR WORK HIGHLIGHTS
Managing Director, Chief Strategy Officer - DIGO Brands
VP, General Counsel & Secretary - WNET New York Public Media
Litigator - Rosenman & Colin LLP
City Councilmember, Rye City Council
Served on the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery New York Rising Community Reconstruction Planning Committee for Rye
Past President, Rye City School District Board of Education
Emmy Winning Executive Producer
Served on the Finance Committee of The Art Students League of New York
New York State Bar Association
Appointed Member of the Committee on Bylaws
Member, Business Law Section
- Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee
Member, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
- Non-Profit Committee
- Ethics Committee
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Served on the Committee on Art Law
Served on the Committee on Copyright and Literary Property
USA 500 Clubs
Tri-State WP2 Member
Served on the Diversity and Empathy Committee
Mission Control, A Nonprofit Think Tank
Society of American Graphic Artists
Advisory Board Member
Rye City Lions Club
BAR ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Commercial Mediator
U.S.D.C. District of N.J.
Josh Nathan is a business, media, and nonprofit lawyer. He applies advocacy and business insight to help clients solve problems and maximize opportunities. With over 25 years of experience in the law and business of media, arts, and nonprofit organizations, including as general counsel, chief strategist and senior management executive, Josh draws on his track record of structuring and negotiating deals, resolving disputes, and developing and leading initiatives to achieve growth, impact, and financial returns.
Josh is the principal of Joshua C. Nathan, P.C. Since 2012, the Firm has been counseling and representing clients in innovative businesses, media, entertainment and the arts, and the nonprofit sector. The Firm works with for-profit companies, individual professionals, and nonprofit organizations. Clients include: news, literary, and educational content publishers; television, film, and online producers; arts organizations, authors, and fine artists; businesses, including startups, engaged in e-commerce and marketing; advertising agencies and communications firms; and charities supporting medical research, disaster relief, and cultural and environmental preservation.
Josh is a member of the New York State Bar Association where he serves on the Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association, where he served on the Committee on Art Law and the Committee on Copyright and Literary Property. He is also a member of USA 500 Clubs and Mission Control, A Nonprofit Think Tank.
He speaks on issues concerning the law and business of media, arts, and nonprofits.
Prior to returning to private practice...
Josh served as chief strategist and managing director for DIGO Brands (now DiMassimo Goldstein), an award-winning independent branding, advertising, and digital media agency. Leading DIGO's brand planning and account management teams, Josh focused on media, entertainment, and nonprofit clients. Key work includes launching the agency's cause marketing unit for nonprofit clients and creating the strategy for the post-bankruptcy redesign of the print and mobile Reader's Digest magazine.
Josh served as general counsel, a member of the executive management team and an executive producer for WNET New York Public Media (f/k/a Educational Broadcasting Corporation), the nation's flagship PBS broadcaster and producer of television, interactive and educational content for worldwide distribution. During his 13-year tenure, Josh's management responsibilities included Legal & Business Affairs, Board Affairs, Labor & Talent Relations, Government Affairs, Business Development & Strategy, Distribution, Audience & Market Research, and Communications & Branding. His strategic work broadened WNET's impact and brought over $65 million into public media for content development. Highlights include: structuring the deal for two of the nation's first networked digital multicast channels, structuring the private equity/public partnership for the first US Spanish language public TV network, acquiring, reorganizing and subsequently selling the leading public media trade paper, negotiating the insurance recovery for WNET's 9/11 broadcast tower loss, auctioning educational broadcast spectrum in an unprecedented telecom deal, designing WNET's corporate reorganization and rebranding following the merger with WLIW, creating WNET's trustee orientation program, and leading staff in negotiating co-productions and worldwide licensing deals for TV, educational, digital and live content, including selling out Madison Square Garden for a benefit concert featuring The Police. His work as an executive producer in documentary, music, film, health, and lifestyle programming brought new partners, sponsors, and viewers to public media nationally and earned him two Emmy Awards.
Josh was a litigator with Rosenman & Colin LLP (now Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP).
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Josh Nathan is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Vassar College.
He completed the Media & Entertainment Advanced Management Program (AMP) at IESE Business School and Full Course Affiliate Study, History of Art, at University College, London. He is a life member of The Arts Students League of New York.
Josh is an elected member of the Rye City Council. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Society of American Graphic Artists. He served on the Finance Committee of The Art Students League of New York. He is a past president and former trustee of the Rye City School District where he initiated the elementary school foreign language program and chaired the audit, collective bargaining, and policy committees. Appointed by the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, Josh served on the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Planning Committee for the City of Rye.
Josh lives in Rye, NY with his wife and son.