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Chambers USA Recognizes MMM Nationally, Regionally


Atlanta/Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2019) – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019, a leading ranking of business attorneys and law firms, bestowed national rankings on three Morris, Manning & Martin groups and six partners. It also recognized several more practices and attorneys with regional rankings.

The three nationally-ranked practice areas and the partners acknowledged for their work include:

  • International Trade, with attorneys William Barringer, Don Cameron and Julie Mendoza
  • Leisure and Hospitality, with attorneys Carol Weld King and Christina Hassan
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and attorney Lauren Prevost

“This is the first time I recall Chambers ranking this many MMM partners and practices nationally,” said MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko. “Lauren Prevost has done an incredible job building her REIT practice. The rankings also show the success of our strategy to recruit strong lateral partners such as Bill Barringer, Don Cameron, Julie Mendoza, Carol Weld King and Christina Hassan, who all joined us within the past few years.”

Chambers bestowed rankings on the firm’s Real Estate teams in Georgia and Washington, D.C., and recognized seven partners. Chambers noted that the Real Estate practice operates nationally and internationally, represents “an impressive roster of clients,” and has considerable experience with hospitality transactions, environmental law, taxation and real estate capital markets. Partners honored include Mark Block, Tom Gryboski, Jessica Hill, Carl Westmoreland and Andrew Williams in Georgia, and Betsy Karmin and Carol Weld King in Washington.

Additional Georgia-based practices and attorneys recognized include:

  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring: Frank DeBorde and David Cranshaw
  • Corporate M&A: David Calhoun
  • Healthcare: Bob Threlkeld and Michele Madison, with Elliott Coward named among Associates to Watch
  • Tax: Tim Pollock
  • Environmental: Gerald Pouncey and Heather Friedman
  • Labor & Employment
  • Intellectual Property

“Everybody’s just done a fantastic job,” Malko concluded. “I couldn’t be happier.”

Chambers & Partners, an internationally-known firm, bases its rankings on factors including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities clients value. More details on MMM’s rankings can be found online here.

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, corporate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, energy & infrastructure, capital markets, environmental, international trade, and insurance practices. MMM has offices in and around Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C. The firm also has a business development office in Beijing, China.

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