Vedder Price

John S. Marten

Shareholder

John S. Marten is a Shareholder and member of Vedder Price's Investment Services group.

Mr. Marten has extensive experience representing clients in the investment management industry, including experience with mutual fund, closed-end fund and exchange-traded fund regulation, compliance, product design and registration, representation of fund independent directors, investment adviser matters, derivative instruments and other investment management regulatory issues.

Mr. Marten has represented clients on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Advising fund independent directors on fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest and other governance matters and counseling fund clients on all aspects of board administration and meeting preparation
  • Advising investment companies and investment advisers on all aspects of ongoing compliance matters, including drafting and reviewing compliance policies and procedures and assisting clients in annual compliance reviews
  • Handling all aspects of the formation of funds, including corporate formation, SEC registration and initial securities issuance
  • Representing mutual fund clients in structuring complex alternative fund products, including negotiating derivative contracts
  • Leading a series of fund reorganizations to streamline legal entities within a client's mutual fund complex
  • Assisting a client in obtaining exemptive relief from the SEC to operate under an affiliated manager of managers structure
  • Counseling clients in connection with preparing for, and responding to, SEC examination requests

Mr. Marten is also co-editor of the Investment Services Regulatory Update, a monthly publication that keeps clients updated on relevant regulatory developments. In 2016 and 2018, he was recommended by The Legal 500 United States guide in the Investment Fund Formation and Management—Mutual/ Registered Funds category.

John S. Marten

Shareholder

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 2001, summa cum laude

John S. Marten

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2004

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association

John S. Marten

Shareholder