Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin Elects Three New Partners


Atlanta (October 2012) ─ Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP  has elected three of its attorneys to the law firm’s partnership. Jason K. Cordon, Rusty A. Fleming and Heather T. Friedman will officially become partners on January 1, 2013.

Jason Cordon is a member of the Corporate, Funds & Alternative Investments, Real Estate Capital Markets and Tax Practices. He advises domestic and international clients on the tax aspects of corporate transactions including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs and restructurings. He also provides counsel on the formation of, and investment in, a variety of private equity and investment funds. Cordon, who devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono work, earned his law degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rusty Fleminga part of the firm’s Commercial Finance Practice, represents major commercial banks and lenders in a variety of single-asset and multi-asset loans, credit facilities and other debt arrangements. He represents both administrative agents and participant lenders in syndicated and single-lender transactions collateralized by franchise restaurants. He also represents lenders active in the convenience and gas/motor fuel products industry. A graduate of the Cumberland Law School of Samford University, he has represented national CMBS and other fixed-income lenders in hundreds of transactions.

Heather Friedman works in the firm’s Environmental, Construction, Hospitality and Sustainability Practices. She focuses on transactions and acquisitions of properties throughout the U.S. She represents clients in regulatory and transactional aspects of state and federal hazardous site cleanups, National Environmental Policy Act matters, voluntary cleanup/brownfield programs, underground storage tank programs and wetland and state water permitting. She routinely advises them on environmental due diligence and the allocation of risk and liabilities. Friedman earned her degree from the Washington University School of Law.

“Jason, Rusty and Heather have consistently proven themselves to be excellent lawyers, I know they will prove themselves to excellent partners and contributors,” said MMM Managing Partner Louise Wells. “Being a partner at MMM is more than just being an excellent lawyer and bringing in clients, it is about wanting to be part of the team. Jason, Rusty and Heather are great team members.”

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin ( is an AmLaw 200 law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity. MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, green industry, insurance, mergers & acquisitions and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, D.C. and an alliance with FGCN in São Paulo, Brazil.


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