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Nathan S. Catanese



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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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J.D., cum laude, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
LL.M., Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, Taxation; Certificate in Estate Planning
B.A., cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
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U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Nathan S. Catanese


Nathan S. Catanese is an Associate in the Tax and Estate Planning group. His practice focuses on estate planning and administration, tax planning, nonprofit organizations, planned charitable giving, and business planning. Nathan advises various clients including high-net-worth families and individuals, new and established business, public charities, private foundations, and religious organizations. He also represents clients in probate and trust matters, tax disputes, and fiduciary litigation in both federal and state courts. 

Prior to going into private practice, Nathan served as a law clerk to the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He also has tax and business public policy experience having spent time working in the United States House of Representatives as a legislative assistant to Congressman John P. Murtha and Congressman Mark S. Critz. 

Nathan graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he received both his B.A. and J.D. cum laude. During law school, he served as editor in chief of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy and was a research assistant to the Hon. Amy Coney Barrett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to Dean Patricia A. O’Hara. 


  • Co-author, "No Restitution? No Tax Problem," For the Defense (Volume 4, Issue 3), September 2019
  • Co-author, “Tax-planning opportunities exist after Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyers Journal, May 2019.
  • Co-author, “Deducting Success: Congressional Policy Goals and The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” Pittsburgh Tax Review, (Volume 16), 2018.
  • “Gerrymandered Gridlock: Addressing the Hazardous Impact of Partisan Redistricting,” Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy (Volume 28, Issue 1), May 2014.
Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association
Member of Executive Committee, Hay-Sell Pittsburgh American Inn of Court
Co-founder, Secretary & Member of Board of Directors, Camp Catanese Foundation
National Eagle Scout Association
Allegheny County Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section Council