Martin is a senior corporate partner with more than 30 years' experience in corporate, commercial and insolvency law. He has advised some of New Zealand’s largest and best-known businesses on complex transactions and on their day-to-day legal needs.

Martin is currently Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper New Zealand. He was at the forefront of the integration of the Australian and New Zealand businesses with DLA Piper.

Martin is also Chairman of Starship Foundation, which fund raises for the national children’s hospital Starship, and a committee member (and secretary of) the Lake Tarawera Ratepayers' Association, which aims to preserve for all the unique environment and water quality of Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty.

He is married to the Honourable Justice Helen Winkelmann, Supreme Court Judge and Chief Justice of New Zealand.