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(November 2018) – Atlanta magazine has honored Morris, Manning & Martin’s John Yates as a 2018 Technology Groundbreaker. Yates, who heads MMM’s Corporate Technology Practice, is profiled in the publication’s November issue and was recognized at a Nov. 1 celebration at the Atlanta History Center.    

“John has blazed a trail for Atlanta’s tech ecosystem for more than 30 years,” said Atlanta magazine editor Betsy Riley. “With technology constantly outpacing the law, Yates has continually juggled r ...

Atlanta (Nov. 1, 2018) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is again ranked among the best law firms in the U.S. The 2019 Edition of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" honors six practice groups nationally. Several practice areas are also highly-ranked in the Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Savannah, Ga. areas. The rankings are now available online at

The legal practice areas that earned national recognition include:

  • Land Use & Zoning, Tier 2
  • Construction, ...

Atlanta (October 2018) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has launched a new Opportunity Zone Practice Group to help clients navigate the ins and outs of the new economic development program. The group, which informally began work earlier this year, now has more than 20 tax, real estate, finance and corporate attorneys focused on helping a wide variety of clients receive tax benefits in exchange for investing in low-income areas.

Opportunity Zones or, more formally, Qualified Opportunity (QO) Zones ...

Atlanta (October 2018) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has elected eight attorneys to the partnership. The selection of eight lawyers to become partners at the start of 2019 represents the largest group of partners-elect in the firm’s 42-year history.

The new partners and their practice areas are, in alphabetical order:

  • Meredith Caiafa – Employment & Employee Benefits and Litigation
  • Larkin Ellzey – Corporate
  • Aresh Homayoun – Tax and Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Eric Larson – Commercial Litigatio ...

Atlanta (October 2018) – The Technology Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP congratulates its 17 clients selected for Venture Atlanta, the largest technology innovation and investor conference in the Southeast. MMM is a Platinum sponsor of the event, which is set for Oct. 16 and 17 in downtown Atlanta.

Ten MMM clients will present their businesses to the 900 tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, premiere investors and key executives from across the country. These venture-stage companies, which ...


Atlanta (October 2018) – The Woodruff Arts Center, one of the largest arts centers in the world, has invited Morris, Manning & Martin partner John Yates to chair its Annual Corporate Campaign. The $13 million fundraising effort, which reaches out to Metro Atlanta companies and their leaders, supports critical operating expenses as well as program funding and educational outreaches.

“Even though it is the third largest arts center in the U.S., The Woodruff gets just one percent of its revenue fro ...


Atlanta (September 2018) – Corporate Counsel magazine’s 2018 Women in Law competition is honoring Morris, Manning & Martin partner Seslee Smith. Smith is recognized in the Transformative Leadership category.

Smith helped transform MMM’s future by heading the firm’s Women’s Initiative, which she launched in 2011. The Initiative has succeeded in enhancing and strengthening the collegial bonds among the firm’s women attorneys, assisting and promoting their business development efforts, and sponsori ...


Atlanta (September 2018) – Morris, Manning & Martin has donated and helped raise more than  $117,000 for its 2018 nonprofit partner Horizons Atlanta. Horizons is a regional network of summer learning programs for economically disadvantaged children.

“We are blown away by the generosity of Morris, Manning & Martin, its partners, associates, and their wider community,” said Horizons Atlanta Executive Director Alex Wan.

MMMPact, the law firm’s corporate social responsibility program, donates hundre ...


Atlanta (September 2018) – “The Way Forward: Achieving Inclusion Through Authentic Leadership” is the theme of The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program's Fall continuing legal education event. The program, which is open all Georgia attorneys, is planned for September 27 at Bar headquarters at 104 Marietta St., N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30303.

“We have assembled a dynamic group of presenters and speakers who are sure to make this year's program interesting, engaging and inspiring,” said GDP Executive ...

Commercial Property Executive released the 2018 Leading Real Estate Law Firms list, ranking Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a top firm in the industry. CPE notes with new and changing regulations, especially those tied to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a strong legal counsel is vital when transacting real estate deals.

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