Corporate partner Martin Zivitz represents middle market, privately held and fast-growth companies in a full array of commercial transactional endeavors. Martin is dedicated to realizing each client's distinct goals through providing practical and reasoned solutions while serving as a catalyst for closing even the most sophisticated and extensive business deals.
Martin represents and provides legal counsel to a variety of business clients on corporate matters such as mergers and acquisitions, dispositions of businesses, entrepreneurial initiatives, acquisitions and dispositions of mortgage pools and servicing rights in secondary markets, venture capital and private equity investments, as well as a wide array of other complex transactions. He also advises on the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and helps clients obtain federal antitrust approval of M&A transactions.
Pragmatism, collaboration and efficiency are at the core of Martin’s commitment to realizing the identified objectives for his client throughout the negotiation process. He remains focused on the business components that matter most to his clients when closing transactions that range from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in value. Clients and deal constituents alike appreciate Martin’s responsiveness and productive communication abilities, and that he is reasonable without losing sight of the bigger picture and his client’s objectives for ROI.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Martin served as vice president and general counsel for a medical management company. Having worked in-house, Martin brings first-hand experience to aligning himself with the client’s perspective. He knows what it is like to be on the client side of the table, and seeks to provide counsel that works in conjunction with each client’s business practices and commercial agenda.
He is a frequent speaker and presented at the National Business Institute's Mergers & Acquisitions: Nuts and Bolts seminar in 2011.
Professional and Community Involvement
Advisory board member, The Entrepreneurship Institute-Indianapolis Chapter
Member, The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Indiana Chapter
Former co-chair, CFO RoundtableMember, American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
Member, Young Professionals of Central Indiana
BT ValueWorks’ Legal Project Management (LPM) training
Former member, Barnes & Thornburg Recruiting Committee
Former board member, Visiting Nurse Service Foundation, Inc.
Volunteer, United Way of Central Indiana’s Ardath Burkhart Series, 2004-2005
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2009-2015
Strathmore's Who's Who Registry & Global Network for Outstanding Professionals, 2009-2019
Metropolitan Who's Who in Law Honors Edition international registry, 2006-2007
Cambridge Who's Who Registry Among Executives and Professionals, 2008-2009