Your Outside In-house Legal Counsel Since 1985
Nathan J. Breen
  • Partner






NATHAN J. BREEN is a partner with Howe & Hutton, Ltd. Nathan serves as counsel to national and international trade associations across wide variety of industries providing guidance in the areas of association governance, antitrust, intellectual property, certification and accreditation, ANSI standards, information technology, hospitality, employment law, and risk management. He is currently the Chair of the Trade and Professional Associations Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Nathan has taught courses in hospitality law both in person and online as an adjunct professor at Lexington College and Kendall College. He earned his undergraduate degree from DePaul University and his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. Nathan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Society of Association Executives and is admitted to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Areas Of Practice

  • Intellectual property
  • Not-for-profit corporations
  • Contracts
  • Commercial litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1999
  • DePaul University, Chicago
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Honors: Dean's Honors Scholarship
    • Major: Psychology


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • CBA Trade and Professional Associations Committee, Current Chair
  • CBA Trade and Professional Associations Committee, Former Chair, 2002 to 2003