Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 2000

  • Order of the Coif

University of Dayton, B.S., 1996

Admitted

Illinois, 2000

John Martin is a Partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities Department. John regularly advises clients on strategic corporate and securities matters and initiatives, including merger and acquisition transactions, the organization and restructuring of all types of business entities, financing matters, regulatory matters, and corporate governance.

John has represented clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on the representation of clients in the financial services industry, including bank and financial holding companies, commercial, investment and private banks, broker-dealers, investment companies, and registered investment advisors.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of a broker-dealer in connection with its acquisition of a matched book securities lending and borrowing business
  • Representation of a national bank in connection with its acquisition of all of the stock of a registered investment advisor
  • Representation of a food and paper products distributor in connection with the sale of certain of its business divisions
  • Representation of a national bank in connection with its acquisition of a tax consulting, advisory and compliance business
  • Representation of a financial and bank holding company in connection with its $137,000,000 (approximate) acquisition of a bank holding company located in New Berlin, Wisconsin
  • Representation of a Canadian bank in connection with its $190,000,000 (approximate) acquisition of a Wisconsin state bank
  • Representation of a financial and bank holding company in connection with its acquisition of a broker-dealer
  • Representation of a bank holding company located in Providence, Rhode Island and its wholly-owned national bank subsidiary in connection with their $167,400,000 (approximate) acquisition of bank and bank holding company located in Lisle, Illinois
  • Representation of a financial and bank holding company in connection with its $276,500,000 (approximate) acquisition of an Indiana state bank
  • Representation of a bank holding company in connection with its $307,000,000 (approximate) acquisition of a bank holding company located in Hammond, Indiana
  • Representation of a bank holding company in connection with its $65,500,000 (approximate) acquisition of a bank holding company located in Villa Park, Illinois
  • Representation of a bank holding company in connection with its $142,700,000 (approximate) acquisition of a bank holding company located in Hammond, Indiana
  • Representation of a bank holding company in connection with its $228,000,000 (approximate) acquisition of a bank holding company located in New Lenox, Illinois