Nathan Adams is a partner at Holland & Knight’s Tallahassee, Florida, office, practicing in complex commercial and appellate litigation with a special emphasis in healthcare and education issues as well as nonprofit and religious organizations. Adams has argued in federal courts nationwide and in state courts in Florida, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. In addition, he serves as outside legal consultant and general counsel for several organizations.
His representation of nonprofit and religious institutions has included work involving the First Amendment, the ministerial exception, church autonomy, tax-exempt structuring, governance and board issues, and intellectual property rights. Before joining Holland & Knight, Adams worked for the Florida Executive Office of the Governor and the Florida Department of Education, including the Division of Florida Colleges and Board of Governors.
Adams earned his Ph.D. in international political economy from the University of Florida, his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College. His organizational memberships include serving as a board director with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend; serving on the steering committee for the Federalist Society in Tallahassee; and serving on the board of Advocates International, a global organization providing legal aid in the areas of family and community, religious freedom, justice for the poor, the sanctity of life, and more.