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Real Estate Forum Names MMM’s Louise Wells Woman of Influence

Managing Partner Honored as Trailblazer

September 03, 2013

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 Atlanta (September 2013) ─ Real Estate Forum magazine has recognized the impact Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Managing Partner Louise Wells has made on the national real estate industry by naming her one of its 2013 Women of Influence.

The multi-part feature pays homage to leading women in the real estate field, ranging from relative newcomers to legends of the industry. The publication acknowledges that the commercial real estate talent pool, long an “Old-Boys Club,” is now much more diverse.

Wells was the firm’s first female attorney, first female partner and first female managing partner. She started as a residential real estate closing attorney, envisioning great potential in suburban real estate markets. Starting in the late-70s, she launched and oversaw satellite offices, which provided critical and highly-skilled legal services, while generating the revenue that helped the firm and its clients weather cyclical and often difficult markets.

Wells also helped establish the MMM Women’s Initiative to help young women advance in their legal careers. The Initiative focuses on three key components: 

  1. Enhancing and strengthening the collegial bonds among the firm’s women attorneys
  2. Assisting with and promoting business development by the women attorneys and
  3. Sponsoring more women attorneys in leadership roles both within and outside of the firm.

MMM was recognized in 2012 by Chambers & Partners, a highly-respected publisher of legal directories, for “Best Mentoring in a Law Firm” due to the program's success in increasing gender diversity awareness and mentoring opportunities. The program was a finalist for the award in 2013, as well.

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Morris, Manning & Martin ( is an AmLaw 200 law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity. MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, green industry, insurance, mergers & acquisitions and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, D.C. and an alliance with FGCN in São Paulo, Brazil.