Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

John Martin IV

John W. Martin IV

Phone: 404.364.7451
Fax: 404.365.9532
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John Martin focuses his practice on insurance mergers and acquisitions, family business transition planning and governance, and veteran-owned businesses. John works closely with his clients on all manner of contractual matters, including the drafting and review of purchase contracts, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and general commercial contracts.

Prior to law school, John worked for nearly ten years in his family’s steel industry business. During this time, he engaged lawyers to assist with domestic and international contracts and issues related to international trade, intellectual property, human resources and litigation. This experience provided John with a rich background in the practical application of the law and shaped his approach to client relationships. John has a special affinity for family businesses in all industries and understands the challenges of generational transition and family business dynamics.

John was proud to serve with the 3/75 Ranger Battalion at Fort Benning, GA. He has extensive connections in the veteran community and is eager to help fellow veterans navigate the civilian business world.

Representative Experience

  • Represented All Risks LTD in its sale to Ryan Specialty Group, the largest transaction in the insurance wholesaler space in 2020.
  • Assisted with over 150 insurance industry M&A transactions within the last three years with total enterprise value of over $7 billion.
  • Represented multiple family businesses with respect to generational transitions, succession planning, and corporate governance.
  • Represented investor group in formation of veteran-oriented venture fund.