unique ON Securities.com law blog—or blawg—was highlighted in a feature article on the "Blawgosphere" in the February 2011 issue of Twin Cities Business
. "Many attorneys who write blogs about the law ... distill and dissect useful information for businesspeople," the article notes. "But they're also trying hard to keep it readable" and Marty does just that. Marty, who started writing ON Securities in early 2009, addresses securities, corporate governance and compensation issues facing public companies with wit and style. In one of his blogs he playfully discusses a well-known Minnesota Twin's baseball contract extension and how it might be treated under new rules adopted by the SEC regarding required disclosures and the risk of compensation policies for employees. "Blawgs give lawyers a rare chance to make legal developments relevant and, hopefully, entertaining," Marty says. "Readers have told me that they appreciate the plain English writing and humor in the ON Securities blog."
In late 2010, ONSecurities.com was also named a "Top Minnesota Blawg" by the Minnesota State Bar Association's PracticeBlawg editors. The MSBA PracticeBlawg editors described ON Securities as ". . . the best blawg by a lone attorney at a big time firm. It's just Martin, writing timely content about issues facing public companies. On top of that, he offers an extremely useful 'cheat sheet' that he characterizes as a 'one stop shop' for the latest developments in executive compensation and governance."
has more than 25 years' experience advising public and privately help companies on securities and corporate matters. He 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. Marty has been named a "Leading Individual" in Minnesota in Corporate/M&A by Champers USA in 2007, 2008 and 2009.