Louise M. Wells

Managing Partner

Louise Wells

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Louise M. Wells is the Managing Partner of Morris, Manning & Martin and the founding partner of the firm’s Residential Real Estate Practice.  Ms. Wells also represents lenders in loan workouts and foreclosures. 

Ms. Wells specializes in residential real estate closings, as well as all aspects of the assemblage, acquisition, financing and development of properties into residential communities. Ms. Wells’ client base includes many of the Southeast’s largest lenders, developers and builders. For these clients, she handles the negotiation and closing of land and lot acquisitions; manages the negotiation and closing of land, development, construction and permanent home loans; and prepares access, utility, conservation and other easements necessary for the development of property. Ms. Wells also regularly handles the conduction of title exams and issuance of title insurance; prepares declarations of restrictive covenants for single-family, townhome, neighborhood and condominium communities; and assists with the incorporation and representation of homeowner and condominium associations.

After more than thirty years of involvement in Atlanta real estate, Ms. Wells has become a mentor to young women in real estate law, having begun her practice as the first female lawyer at Morris, Manning & Martin, subsequently becoming the firm’s first female partner, and now the first female Managing Partner.

In addition to mentoring young lawyers, Ms. Wells is committed to community service.  She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Horizons Atlanta, an academic enrichment program designed to promote the potential of a diverse population of public school children from economically disadvantaged families.

Representative Clients:

  • Bank of North Georgia
  • Georgian Bank
  • Jolly Development/Providence Group
  • McCar Homes
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Touchstone Homes, Inc.

Honors and Affiliations

Vice Chair, Board of Directors of Horizons Atlanta

Board Member of Mothers and Daughters Against Cancer (MADAC)

Board Member of Holy Innocents Episcopal School

Member of Atlanta Association of Professional Mortgage Women

Member of Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG)

Member of Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA)

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Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1978

Law School(s)

  • Emory University School of Law, 1977Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Under Grad / Grad

  • Emory University, 1974Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)