John A. Marzulli, Jr.

John Marzulli, a member of Shearman & Sterling’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, focuses his practice on international corporate finance with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, defensive assignments, privately negotiated acquisitions and divestitures of stock and assets, joint ventures and on related corporate governance matters. His clients include financial institutions, strategic/corporates, private equity sponsors and their financial advisors. He is a past Chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Contests for Corporate Control. In 2009 Mr. Marzulli was named by The Lawyer as one of 25 “Transatlantic Elite”. He has ranked for New York: Corporate M&A by Chambers USA 2011-2013, Chambers Global 2012-2013, IFLR1000 2011-2012, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal (Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance). Mr. Marzulli joined the firm in 1980 following a federal district court clerkship and became a partner in 1988. From 1990 to 1996, he was based in London as head of the firm’s U.K. M&A practice.

Selected Experience

  • ARX Holding Corporation, the parent company of American Strategic Insurance Corporation (ASI), in its sale of a majority interest to The Progressive Corporation
  • Albemarle Corporation in its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
  • Service Corporation International in its acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
  • The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. in its acquisition of the Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses of Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC and Thomson Reuters Global Resources, its acquisition of FTEN, Inc., in the creation of a joint venture with SharesPost, Inc. to form The NASDAQ Private Market LLC and in its joint bid, together with the IntercontinentalExchange, for NYSE Euronext
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in its acquisition by Bank of America, its acquisitions of Petrie Parkman & Co., Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc., Mercury Asset Management plc, Smith New Court plc and McIntosh Securities Ltd. and the sales of its Global Energy Markets business and its Mortgage Origination and Servicing Business


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1978, Order of the Coif
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1975, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


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