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With more than thirty years of experience, Nathan has garnered an excellent reputation in the fields of marine finance and vessel documentation, commercial finance, and mergers and acquisitions.


Nathan Horner, a distinguished shareholder and former board member at Lugenbuhl, has established himself as a prominent figure in the realm of transportation and maritime law. His expertise extends to the intricate domain of commercial finance law, with a particular focus on marine finance and vessel documentation. Renowned for his adept understanding of these complex legal frameworks, Horner has cultivated a stellar reputation that extends far beyond the confines of Louisiana, reaching the shores of the Mississippi River.

His clientele boasts nationally recognized financial institutions, entrusted with the management of some of the largest leases along the Mississippi. Horner’s prowess in navigating the intricacies of marine finance and vessel documentation has solidified his position as a go-to legal expert in this specialized field. Notably, his influence and recognition transcend state boundaries, making him a respected figure along the entire expanse of the Mississippi River.

Horner’s enduring success is underscored by the enduring relationships he has fostered with some of the nation’s most esteemed banking and financial institutions. These entities, drawn to his unparalleled knowledge and business acumen, have remained steadfast clients throughout his illustrious career. The loyalty bestowed upon Horner by such prominent institutions serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence in the nuanced arena of transportation and maritime law.

Outside the Office

When not in the office, Nathan enjoys skiing, cycling, hiking and other outdoor activities.


  • Tulane University School of Law, L.L.M. Admirality, with distinction, 1984
  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
  • University of the South (Sewanee), B.A., 1978


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Tennessee State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Maritime Law Association

  • Best Lawyers (2024)
  • New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” (2019, 2023)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

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