Since 2006, Nate Huckel-Bauer has practiced business and real estate law with Drummond & Drummond. His practice is focused on working with business and property owners to help them understand legal issues, plan ahead for positive outcomes and resolve disputes when they arise.

Nate is a native New Englander who received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College in 1999. Between graduating from Dartmouth and attending law school, Nate worked as a legal assistant at a large law firm in New York City and then volunteered as an AmeriCorps Volunteer at the Upper Valley Land Trust in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Nate graduated from Vermont Law School, magna cum laude, in 2006 and was admitted to the Maine Bar that same year. While at VLS he was a member of the Vermont Law Review and was the recipient of numerous Academic Excellence Awards.

Nate joined the firm in August 2006. His practice is focused on assisting business clients with establishing new business entities, preparing contracts, buying and selling business assets, resolving disputes and protecting their trademarks and other intellectual property. He also helps individuals and businesses with real estate matters such as purchasing, leasing and developing residential and commercial property; resolving title disputes; negotiating easements; and representing parties at planning board and zoning board hearings. He is an active member of the Board of Propel, the young members’ group of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as vice president of the board and assisted in the production of the Entreverge Awards.


Real estate transactions and litigation, including purchase and sale, leasing, development, condominiums, landlord/tenant, and title issues; business transactions, including start-ups, LLCs, business owner agreements, business purchases and sales, ongoing business issues and contracts; trademark and intellectual property registrations, licensing and litigation.

About Nate

Nate is a native New Englander who was born in Rhode Island but moved to Maine before high school. After going to college in New Hampshire and law school in Vermont, he returned to Maine because it’s a great place to raise a family with wonderful cultural resources in the Portland region and great access to a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Nate enjoys many of the outdoor activities Maine has to offer, especially biking, cross-country skiing, walking to work and kayaking. He lives with his wife and young kids in Portland’s West End. Spending most of his free time with his family, they are regular attendees of First Friday Art Walk, the various Portland farmers’ markets  and picking their own fruit at the many “pick-your-own” fruit farms and festivals around Cumberland County.

Community Involvement

Nate is President of the Board of Propel, the young members’ group of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Nate is a board member of the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and he is on the finance committee of Konbit Sante, which is a Maine-based nonprofit focused on improving health care in Haiti.


  • Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude (2006)
  • Dartmouth College, B.A. (1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine (2006)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine (2009)

Professional Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association


3/12/2015 - Employment Law Update 2015

MAINE EMPLOYMENT UPDATE 2015 Wondering how Maine’s new laws regarding medical marijuana might impact your personnel policies? Did you know that Maine has certain leave policies in addition to FMLA? Trying to determine whether you can engage an individual as an independent contractor? Concerned that your salaried employee might not be overtime exempt? Learn the… Read more »

6/24/2013 - Attorney Nate Huckel-Bauer serves as expert guest on Portland Press Herald online chat

D&D attorney Nate Huckel-Bauer was recently the guest expert on a Portland Press Herald online chat concerning resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Portland area. Nate is actively involved in the Portland startup and entrepreneur community through his work with Propel and the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. A transcript of… Read more »

5/02/2013 - Drummond & Drummond, LLP sponsors “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon Event

Drummond & Drummond recently sponsored a team to participate in the first annual “Strikes for Scholars” bowl-a-thon organized by the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (“MEREDA”). The event, featuring a visit from former Boston Celtics MVP Cedric Maxwell, raised funds for scholarships offered by the ACE Mentor Program ( for students pursuing studies in… Read more »

1/30/2011 - Huckel-Bauer discusses small business legal issues on local radio program

Attorney Nate Huckel-Bauer recently spoke with the hosts of Maine’s Mind Your Own Business radio show about legal issues small businesses may face in the coming year. The show is available on the web at: and a written summary of the discussion is available as a PDF.

9/01/2009 - Huckel-Bauer Joins Board of Propel

Drummond & Drummond associate Nate Huckel-Bauer has joined the Board of Propel, the young-members’ group of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Propel is the sponsor of networking and educational events for Portland’s young entrepreneurs, business-people and professionals. A list of upcoming Propel events can be found here. Nate is a member of the Propel… Read more »