Nathan J. Breen

Nathan J. Breen

Chicago, Illinois

NATHAN J. BREEN is a partner with Howe & Hutton, Ltd. He earned his undergraduate degree from DePaul University and his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. While in school, Nathan served on the editorial board of The John Marshall Law Review as Executive Lead Articles Editor and externed for a judge in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Nathan's practice is concentrated primarily in association intellectual property and Internet law, including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, e-commerce, and privacy issues. Nathan also maintains a practice in commercial litigation, contracts, and hospitality law. He is former Chair of the Trade and Professional Associations Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Nathan teaches courses in hospitality law as an adjunct professor at Kendall College.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Intellectual property
  • 25% Not-for-profit corporations
  • 15% Contracts
  • 10% Commercial litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1999
    • Law Review: The John Marshall Law Review, Executive Lead Articles Editor, 1998 - 1999
  • DePaul University, Chicago
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Honors: Dean's Honors Scholarship
    • Major: Psychology


  • Hospitality Law, Lexington College, 2003 - 2013
  • Hospitality Law, Kendall College, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association, Former Chair, Trade and Professional Associations Committee, 2002 - 2003