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01.19.2022

Three leaders at MMM have been named to Atlanta magazine’s Atlanta 500. The yearly feature spotlights the area’s top leaders in business, government, education, nonprofits, the arts and other areas. MMM Chairman Gerald Pouncey, Managing Partner Simon Malko and Corporate Technology Group Chair John Yates all made the 2022 list.

The publication notes that the list represents “the cream of the crop” for metro Atlanta leaders – adding that inclusion represents more than titles or rank. The judges c ...

Heather Friedman, a partner in the Environmental Group at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, is the 2022 president of the Georgia Brownfields Association (GBA). GBA is entering its 12th year in its mission to ensure the state benefits from the continued clean-up of and reinvestment in environmentally impacted and underutilized real estate in Georgia, which in turn supports economic growth throughout the state. 

The organization’s new leadership will be formally introduced at the GBA 2022 Kick-Off Ev ...

12.16.2021

Atlanta (December 2021) – Connect CRE, a daily news source of commercial real estate news, honored Matt Sours, who heads Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP’s real estate group, with its 2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. Connect says its honorees include attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. Sours is one of only 10 attorneys in Atlanta and the Southeast Connect recognized.

The profile on the Connect website noted that Sours became leader of the ...

12.14.2021

Atlanta (December 2021) – Technology attorney and philanthropist John Yates has accepted a new community leadership position. Yates, who leads the Corporate Technology Group at Morris, Manning & Martin, was elected to be president-elect of the Rotary Club of Atlanta for the coming year. This means he will become president in 2023 and 2024, when the current president’s term ends.

Rotary International inspires progress with the motto “Service Above Self.” It has called the Rotary Club of Atlanta – ...

11.09.2021
It’s a season for celebration in Atlanta – and one reason is the success of Venture Atlanta, the #1 East Coast venture conference. John Yates, who heads MMM’s Corporate Technology Group, and Nick Foreste, a partner in the group, explain why the October event will continue paying off for the tech community year-round. Click here to read their article “Venture Atlanta 2021 foretells future success for tech community” in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
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Atlanta (November 4, 2021) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP received both national and regional recognition for its legal services in the 2022 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list. The firm is ranked nationally in five practice areas and regionally in 13 practice areas. The firm’s Real Estate team earned the top ranking – Tier 1 – nationally and for both the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. areas.

The 2022 Edition of "Best Law Firms" includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 ...

Atlanta (October 2021) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has elected 10 attorneys to become partners at the firm effective Jan. 1, 2022. The large partnership class includes four associates who have spent their entire career in private practice at the firm, as well as several laterals who joined from other large law firms over the last five years.

“The promotion of this group of talented attorneys demonstrates MMM’s commitment to support the professional growth of our associates and help them to b ...

10.05.2021

MMM’s Matt Peurach is one of The American Lawyer’s inaugural South Trailblazers. The Trailblazers program honors attorneys who have moved the needle in the practice of law.  The special supplement to The American Lawyer honors only 44 attorneys in 16 states and Washington, D.C. The honor recognizes Peurach’s work launching one of the first Opportunity Zone Practices in the U.S. Part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the program provides the potential for capital gains on certain investments ...

Atlanta (October 2021) – Michael Young has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP to chair the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Young joins as a partner.

“Clients need counsel who understand legal details within the larger business context in which they operate,” said MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko. “Michael’s knowledge of the rapidly-changing privacy and cybersecurity area, and his ability to speak the language of business, make him an excellent addition.”

Young helps clients’ address c ...

09.13.2021

Atlanta (September 13, 2021) – For the fourth year in a row, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has received a significant recognition of its diversity efforts. MMM is one of only 118 U.S. law firms to achieve the Mansfield 4.0 certification.

The Mansfield Rule measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal cli ...