From an eight-attorney Atlanta real estate outfit, Morris,
Manning & Martin has grown to become a reputable regional
player in the Southeast with some international flex, particularly
in China and Brazil.
Morris Manning the Helm
In 1976, eight Atlanta lawyers formed a small firm dedicated to
real estate. Over the next few decades, Morris Manning grew in size
and practice area breadth until it broke into the largest 200 firms
in the country in 2005. Legal 500 has recognized MMM for
its practices in real estate investment trusts, middle-market
mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and emerging companies,
real estate and domestic tax law. In January 2012, Morris Manning
stretched itself farther with the addition of an international
trade group from Troutman Sanders.
Morris Manning has also turned heads with its corporate
department, boasting a strong public securities offerings resume.
Morris Manning's corporate team is also strong in venture capital,
averaging about 50 VC deals annually and playing a role in
Atlanta's growing tech industry. The firm's international practice,
bolstered by a contingent of Chinese-speaking staff, claims to have
filed one in ten of every U.S. patent filed by Chinese
And the firm has continued to build on its real estate roots,
which, according to the firm website "has handled nearly $50
billion in transactions, financings, joint ventures and public
offerings for real estate clients." The firm also tries to stay
ahead of the real estate curve. For example, Morris Manning's real
estate department counseled a regional bank in financing the first
green affordable housing project in the U.S.
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