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, 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