Nathan M. Johnson


Mr. Johnson pursues and protects the interests of business clients, large and small, in commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Representative industries include energy, securitized mortgage servicing, finance, commercial real estate, technology and technology services, manufacturing, and agriculture. Recent engagements include both prosecution and defense of officer/director liability claims, fiduciary duties, disputes arising from complex transfers of corporate assets and liabilities, fraudulent transfer avoidance and defense (in bankruptcy adversary proceedings and in state court), as well as a range of other contract and business tort claims. He has been particularly successful at facilitating non-litigation resolutions to business disputes (recently obtaining, somewhat to his own chagrin, a 7-figure settlement as a result of an apparently effective demand letter). This success comes, in part, from emphasizing a thorough early understanding of not only the legal issues involved, but also of the practical implications for all parties to a dispute, at each phase of the process.

Nathan strives to anticipate the end result long before it comes to pass, enabling clients to devise their litigation strategies – and make business decisions – with the benefit of foresight.

Nathan received a B.S. in Physics, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 1990. After obtaining a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1993, he practiced in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation sections of the Dallas office of Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay. At Spector & Johnson, he enjoys the ability to work directly with each client to develop strategies – whether litigation, bankruptcy, or other business solutions – that entail both zealous advocacy and careful consideration of the client’s particular needs, circumstances and objectives.

He is an avid runner and an active participant in numerous civic organizations.

Direct: 972.239.4260


  • University of Texas School of Law, 1993
  • University of Arizona, B.S. magna cum laude in Physics, 1990


  • All Texas State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Federal District & Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy restructuring, workouts, and litigation
  • Business transactions


Direct: 972.239.4260