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Atlanta (March 2021) – For the eighth year in a row, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is ranked as one of Atlanta’s Top Workplaces by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.

Every year, the AJC and employment research and consulting firm Energage surveys people who work at companies from the 17-county Metro Atlanta area. The questions cover aspects of workplace culture including:

  • Alignment – strong company values, direction and cooperation
  • Coaching – support and mentoring
  • Connection – meaningf ...

The murders of eight people that took place across three Atlanta small businesses this week appear to be part of a surge of violence in America against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities following widespread misinformation regarding AAPIs and the COVID-19 pandemic. These most recent crimes—as well as the 3,800+ other anti-AAPI hate incidents in the past year—are a reflection of the gross inequities and hate facing minority communities in America. These acts of violence are not ra ...


Bloomberg Law features MMM’s Nick Foreste in is special series about the key to making partner during the pandemic. Foreste – one of only seven attorneys featured nation-wide, notes the importance of business development when work slows down – plus the challenge of literally juggling family and work.

While the pandemic brought many challenges, he notes positive aspects, too, such as getting to know clients better as people. “Our Zoom calls actually give us a window into each other’s personal li ...


Atlanta (March 2021) – Chris Maxwell, who chairs the firm’s Emerging Companies and Growth Equity Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin, is now serving on the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG.)

“TAG is one of the largest technology industry groups in the country,” said John Yates, who chairs MMM’s Corporate Technology Group and is a co-founder of TAG. “Chris has earned his spot on the board and we know he’ll do a great job for its members.”

TAG’s mission is to conne ...


Ga. courts have been closed for months now, leaving countless cases in limbo. With the prospect of re-opening, Law360 Ga. Pulse asked partner and litigator Seslee Smith for insight on the impact. Re-opening, she says, is important for clients. "You cannot get the relief that you as a lawyer have been hired to get, whether you're a plaintiffs lawyer filing claims and wanting to have your claims heard, or you're a defendant who has been subjected to claims and you can't defend yourself and either ...


While the pandemic slowed business in many ways, it could lead to a boom for pandemic-related software and apps, some say. The Atlanta Business Chronicle quotes our John Yates on the changes. “We have the opportunity to be market leaders in developing long-term, game-changing applications,” he says. The article also features insight from other tech leaders who say COVID-19’sacceleration of digitization of services and solutions could make 2021 a good year for venture capital.

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Georgia companies benefitted from $2 billion in venture capital investments in 2020. This year also started out strong. Atlanta Inno asked John Yates, who heads our Corporate Technology Practice, for his impressions of what the year holds for startup and middle-stage companies. He expects funding will continue to stay strong.


The area near Fulton Industrial Boulevard corridor and MLK Jr. Drive is either blighted or in a great position to blossom with economic opportunity, depending on who you ask. MMM’s Alex Heaton was Project Manager on ULI Atlanta’s Technical Assistance Panel Project for the area, which includes The Fulton County Executive Airport. An article Heaton authored for ULI in The Saporta Report suggests the county and private developers could create a new vision for the area. The article includes suggesti ...


The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s cover story on the cryptocurrency business in Atlanta examines the opportunities and obstacles for the sector here. “Atlanta’s Cryptic Crypto Future” notes that some of the nation’s largest players are based here. Some expect that Atlanta may become a hub of the fast-evolving crypto market. Austin Mills, who heads MMM’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency practice, adds valuable insight. He explains why he believes the city – and the state – aren’t quite ready for that y ...


Atlanta (January 28, 2021) – The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) – an important benchmarking tool for businesses in the evolving field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in the workplace – bestowed a 100% ranking on Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. This is the fourth year in a row MMM earned the highest-possible ranking, which carries the designation of being a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“We applaud the HRC for the roadmap it provides businesses that value equalit ...