Miller & Martin Adds 3 New Associates To Chattanooga Office

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Miller & Martin has hired three new associates. Joshua R. Hess and Nathan A. Hertzog have joined the firm’s Corporate Department, along with Marina M. Visan, who has joined the firm’s Litigation Department.

Mr. Hess’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law matters.  Prior to joining Miller & Martin, Mr. Hess practiced law for four years in the Washington, D.C. office of a national firm, where he represented clients from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in a broad array of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. He earned his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where he graduated as a member of the Order the Coif (top 10 percent) and served as the executive student notes editor of The West Virginia Law Review. 

Mr. Hertzog assists several senior attorneys in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, securities and general corporate/business law. Mr. Hertzog earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law where he was awarded a Merit Scholarship and graduated cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Hertzog served as president of the Business Law Society and as executive editor of Marketing for the Review of Banking & Financial Law, in which capacity he published the Review’s blog and authored a research note on bankruptcy claims trading. Mr. Hertzog graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in International Affairs earned jointly with a graduate degree in Public Administration and Policy.

Marina Visan is an associate in the Litigation Department of Miller & Martin. Ms. Visan represents and counsels individuals and companies in ERISA and general litigation matters.  Marina graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010 with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Central and East European Studies.  Ms. Visan graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Visan served as notes editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, as well as treasurer for the International Law Society.  She also participated in Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Women Law Students Association.  Ms. Visan also participated in the Vanderbilt study abroad program in Venice and was a student member of the International Bar Association.  Prior to attending University of California, Ms. Visan earned an International Baccalaureate degree from International School Maastricht in The Netherlands.



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