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Best Lawyers© “Ones to Watch” List Honors 35 MMM Young Lawyers


Atlanta/Savannah, Ga./Washington, D.C. (August 20, 2020) — The Best Lawyers in America© list of “Ones to Watch” in 2021 includes 35 attorneys who practice in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices. The attorneys were chosen by their peers for the prestigious annual list. The honorees include those who have been in private practice for five to nine years or are re-entering private practice after extended sabbaticals.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watchhonors attorneys Zachary Crowe in three categories and David Freda and Michael Henson in two categories. The attorneys, the practice areas in which they are honored, and their locations are as follows:

  • Kara Adler, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Henry Bailey, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Sarah Bangs, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Joe Berklund, Venture Capital Law – Atlanta
  • Ryan Burke, Health Care Law – Atlanta
  • Sunghwan Choi, Banking and Finance Law – Atlanta
  • Michael Cochenour, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Elliott Leigh Coward, Health Care Law – Atlanta
  • Zachary Crowe
    • Corporate Law – Atlanta
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law – Atlanta
    • Venture Capital Law – Atlanta
  • Nick Foreste, Mergers and Acquisitions Law – Atlanta
  • Elliot Franklin, Mergers and Acquisitions Law – Atlanta
  • David Freda
    • Real Estate Law – Atlanta
    • Tax Law – Atlanta
  • Cody Goff, Construction Law – Atlanta
  • Douglas Hance, Litigation – Real Estate – Atlanta
  • John Harden, Tax Law – Atlanta
  • Shanellah Verna Harris, Real Estate Law – Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Henson
    • Real Estate Law – Atlanta
    • Tax Law – Atlanta
  • Ashton King, Labor and Employment Law – Management – Atlanta
  • Abigail Larimer, Labor and Employment Law – Management – Atlanta
  • Vianney Lopez, Construction Law – Atlanta
  • Hillary Kinsey Lukacs, Commercial Litigation – Atlanta
  • Alyson Markovich, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Robert Marston, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Stephen McCullers, Environmental Law – Atlanta
  • Patrick McKenzie, Mergers and Acquisitions Law – Atlanta
  • Shannon McNulty, Mergers and Acquisitions Law – Atlanta
  • Hallee Moore, Mergers and Acquisitions Law – Atlanta
  • Christina Nguyen, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Daniel Noice, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Peter Park, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Frances Parrish, Real Estate Law – Atlanta
  • Jessica Rodriguez, Litigation – Real Estate – Washington, D.C.
  • Adam Thompson, Patent Law – Atlanta
  • Christine Trites, Mergers and Acquisitions Law – Atlanta
  • Elizabeth Verner, Real Estate Law – Atlanta

About Best Lawyers 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” For more information, visit

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