Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

MMM Lawyers Recipients of Multiple Daily Report Awards


Atlanta (May  2017) – The Daily Report, Atlanta’s leading legal publication is honoring three Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP attorneys for its Attorney of the Year awards. Recently retired Partner Frank B. Bazzel is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner John C. Yates is being honored with the Distinguished Leader Award and Partner Christopher E. Maxwell was selected for an “On the Rise” award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to lawyers that have had a lasting impression on the legal community of Georgia. Bazzel was MMM’s first associate when it opened its doors in 1976, staying with the firm until his retirement in January. In his almost 40 years in commercial real estate law he represented local, regional and national developers, owners and investors, in acquiring, selling, developing, leasing and financing office buildings, multifamily projects, industrial buildings and shopping centers throughout the U.S. His work touched nearly every corner of Atlanta’s skyline and improved communities nationwide.

The Distinguished Leader awards recognize lawyers that achieved impressive results in 2016 and have demonstrated clear leadership skills. Yates has been achieving impressive results and demonstrating clear leadership skills for his entire career. Yates joined MMM in 1987. He built the firm’s Corporate Technology Group which now includes over 30 attorneys. He serves on numerous leading community boards, including the Woodruff Arts Center, Carter Center Board of Councilors, co-Chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Tech Leadership Council, and the Technology Association of Georgia, to name just a few.

The On the Rise awards recognize attorneys under age 40 that distinguish themselves as community leaders, and are expected to do great things in law. Maxwell is a Partner in MMM’s Corporate Technology Practice and the leader of the firm’s Angel Network.

“To have three excellent MMM partners recognized by the Daily Report for their superlative work and the impact they are having on the community makes me extremely proud,” offered Managing Partner Louise M. Wells. “Frank, John and Chris are shining examples of the caliber of attorneys we have at MMM. Each one is incredible in their own way.”

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