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Nathaniel Marrs

Nathaniel Marrs

Co-Head, Investment Funds Practice
He is a terrific lawyer who is very practical and thorough in his approach to deal structuring and problem solving.
Chambers Global 2023

Nathaniel Marrs is a Partner in the Chicago office of DLA Piper and Co-Head of the Firm's Investment Funds Practice.

His practice is focused on the structuring and formation of private funds and their management companies, with a particular focus on real estate, infrastructure and energy firms. He also represents such firms in a variety of corporate transactions, including roll-ups, joint ventures, co-investments, the formation of portfolio and other operating companies, and investment management M&A transactions.

Bar admissionsIllinois


  • Formation of numerous US and international private funds
  • Representation of US and international investors in their investments in private funds
  • Formation of management companies and general partner vehicles for investment fund sponsors
  • Formation of portfolio and other operating companies
  • Negotiation of co-investment, joint venture and club arrangements
  • Representation of investment fund sponsors in investment management M&A transactions of various types, including the acquisition of minority and majority stakes in other investment managers
  • M.B.A., The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 2004
    Dean's List Multiple Quarters 
  • J.D., University of Michigan 1996
  • B.A., University of Michigan 1993
    summa cum laude,
    Phi Beta Kappa, 
    Five-time Angell Scholar


  • Chambers Global
    • Band 5, USA Private Equity: Fund Formation (2022 - 2023)
  • Chambers USA
    • Band 5, Nationwide Private Equity: Fund Formation (2021 - 2023)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital) (2020 - 2023)
  • Selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network



Memberships And Affiliations

Advisory Board Member of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Real Estate Alumni Group and a member of PREA