Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

MMM's John G. "Sonny" Morris Included Among "Real Estate Icons"


Atlanta (August 2012) ─ John G. “Sonny” Morris, a founding partner of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, and the firm’s current Chairman, was included among Atlanta’s Real Estate Icons in an article in a recent issue of Real Estate Forummagazine, a national publication.

The article noted that “Atlanta’s ability to abound and rebound over the past few decades isn’t based on it strategic location alone ─ it’s also based on the professionals who helped shape the market.” Other Atlanta Real Estate Icons included: Charles Ackerman, David Allman, Brantley Barrow, Hal Barry, Jim Borders, Robert Cole, Tom Cousins, Larry Gellerstedt, Timothy Gunter, Jim Jacoby, Christoph Kahl, A.J. Land Jr., John McDonald, R. Brand Morgan, Egbert Perry, Bob Peterson, John Portman, Ferdinand Seefried, Steve Selig, Ray Weeks, Leo Wells and John Williams.

The article described Mr. Morris as the consummate real estate deal lawyer, who has represented private equity firms, resort development companies, REITs and other clients in blockbuster deals that make him a “go-to in the industry.”

Mr. Morris was the only practicing attorney named in the article. He is also the Chairman of the Buckhead Coalition and Sam and Frances Hemphill Educational Foundation.

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