Marty Rosenbaum has more than 30 years' experience advising public and privately held companies on securities and corporate matters. His practice is concentrated in securities and corporate finance, including public offerings, private placements, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies. Marty regularly advises public companies of all sizes regarding preparation of public reports and proxy statements, public disclosures, insider trading, securities regulatory compliance, corporate governance matters, executive compensation, and stock plan issues. He provides business legal services to privately held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies in all stages, from organization through their initial public offering or sale.

Marty was named a "Leading Individual Minnesota Attorney" in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA in 2007 - 2013. He served as president of the Twin Cities Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals from 2007 - 2011. Marty is also the founder of www.ONSecurities.com, a top Minnesota legal blog addressing securities, governance and compensation issues currently facing public companies.

Selected Experience

  • Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. – Lead attorney in $86 million offering of convertible notes under Rule 144A, 2011; outside counsel in connection with SEC reports, corporate governance issues and corporate finance matters.
  • The Valspar Corporation – Lead attorney in debt and equity offerings with proceeds of more than $1 billion since 2000; regular outside counsel in connection with SEC reports, corporate governance, and executive compensation plan design.
  • Skyline Medical Inc. – Regular outside counsel in connection with corporate and securities matters, including private equity offerings, SEC reports and registration statements, restructuring of indebtedness and litigation management.
  • Vascular Imaging Corporation – Represented organization through multiple rounds of equity financing; corporate advice, including technology licensing agreements and executive compensation structure and design.
  • The Dolan Company – Regular outside counsel in connection with executive compensation matters.
  • CRYO-CELL International, Inc. – Represented management in 2007 proxy fight with dissident stockholder.
  • Norstan, Inc. – Represented the company in its 2005 acquisition by Black Box Corporation for $95 million, including negotiated tender offer and merger.
  • WPT Enterprises, Inc. (owner of World Poker Tour) – Lead attorney in $38 million initial public offering in 2004.
  • Other emerging companies – Represented numerous companies in all aspects of financing, contracts and transactions, as well as serving in outside general counsel role.
  • Portage Equity Investments – Represented two venture capital funds in organization, financing and investment transactions.
  • Public Offerings and Private Placements – Represented issuers and investment banking firms in many offerings, ranging from small private placements to initial public offerings to large shelf registration statements for New York Stock Exchange listed companies.
  • Mergers of Publicly Held Companies – Represented companies and investment banking firms in connection with negotiations, SEC filings and securities compliance.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association: Business Law Section, Pro Bono Committee, Co-Chair 2013
Hennepin County Bar Association
National Association of Stock Plan Professionals: Twin Cities Chapter past President 2007-2011; Board of Directors 2000-present
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Twin Cities Chapter: Twin Cities Chapter, Advisory Council 2010-present
Target Receivables Corporation: subsidiary of Target Corporation utilized for securitization of credit card receivables, Board of Directors 1999-2012
LegalCORPS: Non-profit organization promoting pro bono legal services for low-income businesses and non-profits, Board of Directors 2010-present; Operations Committee, Chair 2011-present
Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP: Pro Bono Committee, Chair 2007-present
American Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Minnesota: Board of Directors 2000-2007
Adath Jeshurun Congregation: Board of Trustees, past Member; TAMID Arts Committee, past Chair

Pro Bono Activities

LegalCORPS: Non-profit organization promoting pro bono legal services for low-income businesses and non-profits, Volunteer

Recognition

Leading Individual Attorney in Minnesota for Corporate/M&A, Chambers USA, 2007-2013

Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 1997-1998, 2000-2004, 2006-2008, 2011-2013 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year.)

Pro Bono Award, for commitment to pro bono service, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP, 2012

ONSecurities.com, Marty's Blog, recognized as a "Top 25 Minnesota Blawg," MSBA Practice Blawg editors, 2010-2011

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)

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Minneapolis, MN 55402
Education
Yale Law School
J.D., 1982
University of Iowa
B.S., with high distinction, 1979
Major: Psychology
Notable

MARTY IS RANKED A LEADING INDIVIDUAL ATTORNEY IN MINNESOTA FOR CORPORATE/M&A IN CHAMBERS USA 2013 AND SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE 2013 MINNESOTA SUPER LAWYERS® LIST.

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