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MMM Partner Carol Weld King and Associates Shanellah Harris and Jenny Jeong served as counsel for longstanding client Brookfield in the sale of The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL. The sale marked the largest single asset hospitality transaction within the US since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Read more about the recent deal in the Wall Street Journal, Law360, or South Florida Business Journal. Read insights from Harris on what the deal means for broader trends within ...


Washington, D.C. – Hot List 2022, a national publication of the nonprofit organization Lawyers of Color, recognizes Morris, Manning & Martin’s Shanellah Verna Harris of Washington, D.C. The Hot List honors junior- and mid-level attorneys from across the nation who exemplify integrity, high achievement, leadership and a passion for diversity. Lawyers of Color, founded in 2013, is devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communitie ...

Atlanta (Nov. 29, 2022) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has elected 12 attorneys to join the partnership, effective January 1, 2023. The new partner class is the largest in the firm’s 46-year history.

Additionally, the new partner class reflects upon the firm’s commitment to achieving diversity and inclusion. One-quarter of the new partnership class is diverse, with two women partners and one racially-diverse partner.

“This class expands our core practices to meet our clients’ needs through all ...


It's not all about who you know. At the end of the day, clients value how well you understand their business goals and care most about your ability to do the job well. Networking is important in real estate, but I have always found doing excellent work for a client results in the best referrals. Many of my clients came to me as a result of being on the other side of a deal at some point. 

As a part of my series about strong women leaders of the Real Estate industry, I had the pleasure of intervi ...

Atlanta (Nov. 3, 2022) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has earned its highest rankings yet in the 2023 Edition of “Best Law Firms,” published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.For the second year in a row, the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice is ranked Tier 1 nationally. The group also earned Tier 1 spot in the Metropolitan rankings for Atlanta and Washington, D.C. with a Tier 2 finish for Savannah, Ga.

Overall, the firm earned national rankings in five areas. The Metropolitan ...


Atlanta (August 18, 2022) – The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Edition – a national legal ranking publication – has named two Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP partners “Lawyer of the Year” for Atlanta.

  • Mark Block earned the designation for Real Estate Law.
  • Tom Gryboski earned the title for Leisure & Hospitality Law.

“These recognitions reflect the firm’s prominence in real estate and hospitality,” said Managing Partner Simon Malko. “Both practices are growing rapidly and doing excellent work.”

“Th ...

Atlanta/Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2022) – The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Edition includes 52 attorneys from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Some, including Thomas Gryboski, Carol Weld King, Rusty Ross and Jason Watson, are recognized in more than one category. The recognized attorneys represent 18 practices at the firm.

The attorneys and their specialties by location are:

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Robert Alpert, Commercial Litigation   
  • Paul H. Arne, Technology                    
  • Justin Barry, Rea ...

Atlanta (May 2022) – Several of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP’s practice groups and attorneys have again earned high marks from the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers ranks leading lawyers and firms across the country using in-depth market analysis and independent research.

Chambers ranked three practice groups nationally. Three partners are in the top tier for Georgia. A total of 29 attorneys earned recognition, including one who is ranked both nation ...


ATLANTA—The Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA), the premier peer-to-peer learning and networking organization for current and future hospitality investment leaders in Atlanta, – announced its 2022 Board of Directors, including naming Kim Bardoul as president.  The organization also announced a restructuring of its membership platform.

“Kim’s hospitality bona fides are impeccable, and her Atlanta roots run deep, making her the ideal candidate to lead the AHA for the coming year,” said Jatin Desai ...

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 ...