J. Martin Tate

Marty is a nationally recognized securities, finance and fintech attorney and counsels clients throughout the U.S. and internationally on various forms of structured finance, private and public securities offerings, fintech, initial coin offerings and tokens sales, SEC reporting, real estate financings, venture capital and angel financings, fund formation and compliance, business formation and corporate governance.

Since 2009, Marty has been active in advising clients in the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending space, with a particular focus on the JOBS Act, Regulation D offerings, intrastate offerings and Regulation A. His clients in this space include nationally and internationally recognized platform operators, sponsors, issuers, investors and service providers. He was recently recognized as one of the top crowdfunding attorneys and continues to provide expertise and play a leading role locally and nationally in this evolving area of securities law.

In the past year, Marty has been extremely active advising issuers and investors in the blockchain, ICO and token sale industry, and has worked with several issuers with token sales and initial coin offerings.

Prior to joining CLI, Marty served as General Counsel and Director for Harbor Capital Partners, a private investment company. He also served as in-house counsel for other funds and investment groups and continues to focus a large part of his practice on issues surrounding private funds. His clients in this area include hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds where he provides counsel relating to fund formation and structuring, regulatory compliance, investment structuring and reporting issues. He has assisted in the formation of numerous domestic and offshore funds in various structures and has advised investment managers and investment advisors on state and SEC compliance issues associated with the management of such funds.

Marty also represents a number of entrepreneurs, small and large companies as well as private investors, finance companies, national and regional banks, investment banks and venture capital and private equity firms. In working with such clients, he regularly advises on various transactions, financings, contracts and agreements in an array of matters. Throughout his career, he has provided counsel in association with over $500 million in debt and equity financings.

Professional Experience

General Counsel and Director, Harbor Capital Partners, LLC

Corporate Counsel, Sentry Finance

Corporate Counsel, Fairbanks Capital Corporation

Attorney, Parsons Behle & Latimer


J.D., University of Georgia, 1999, Morris B. Abrahms Scholar, Editor-in Chief of The Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
B.A., Political Science and Spanish, with honors, University of Utah, 1996


State bar of Utah

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Utah Bar Association

Second Languages


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