Nathan Fort


Nathan Fort is the founder and managing member of Fort Law PLLC, where he engages in a diverse legal practice with a special emphasis on business law, particularly entrepreneurial services, mergers and acquisitions, financing and venture capital. Nathan works with clients ranging from first-time entrepreneurs to established companies with $8,000,000+ in annual revenues. In addition to his law practice, Nathan is the co-founder and owner of Awesome Ventures and Awesome Inc., a business incubator, and accelerator located in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a founding member and active angel investor through the Cherub Fund, a Lexington, Kentucky based angel fund. In addition, Nathan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of the impact that entrepreneurs have made in the Commonwealth and encourages others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors. Nathan is also a member of the board of Ventures Connectors, a non-profit organization designed to connect investors with entrepreneurs.


Email: Nathan S. Fort
Main:    (502) 509-3678


University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law – J.D., with distinction

  • University of Louisville Law Review
  • Moot Court Board
  • Irving G. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Competition Team
  • Edwin H. Perry Mediation Fellow
  • Charter Member of the Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Student Government Association, Honor Council Representative
  • Highest Grade: Negotiable Instruments, Business Planning, Securities Regulations

University of Kentucky – B.A., with high distinction

  • Deans List
  • National Honor Roll
  • Young Entrepreneurs Club
  • Student Athletic Council




  • American Bar Association: Business Law & Young Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Venture Connectors, Board Member
  • Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, Chairman of the Board
  • Petrino Family Foundation, Inc., Board Member & Legal Counsel
  • NuLu Business Association
  • Young Professionals of Louisville (YPAL)
  • Young Entrepreneurs of Lexington


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