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Experienced Land Use and Zoning Attorney Henry “Butch” Bailey Returns to MMM


Morris, Manning & Martin today annouced that land use and zoning attorney, Henry “Butch” Bailey, Jr., has re-joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate practice. Bailey primarily represents real estate investment funds, institutional landlords, tenants, developers and property managers in land use and zoning matters in addition to the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and management of retail, multi-family, office, commercial, and industrial projects. He is the third attorney to re-join the firm in the past seven months.

"We are thrilled to welcome Butch back to the firm,” said MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko. “Butch’s extensive experience will greatly enhance the firm’s ability to advise clients in every aspect of land use, zoning, permitting and other development-related regulatory issues that may arise in municipal and county jurisdictions in the State of Georgia.”

Bailey has extensive experience helping clients navigate zoning and land-use regulatory processes in addition to other state and local economic and community development incentive programs. He assists clients in a broad range of real estate, zoning and land-use-related matters, including navigating public hearing processes ranging from rezonings to use permits, drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, easements, and other related documents.

Earlier in his career, Bailey spent four years at MMM as a real estate associate before joining Troutman Pepper’s real estate practice. He also practiced as an associate at Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. and Ulmer & Berne. He re-joins MMM as a partner, following in the footsteps of other recent partners who recently returned to the firm: creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation attorney, Brian Levy, and real estate attorney, Daniel Noice.

“The time was right for me to return MMM, where I will have the opportunity to build a full-blown land use and zoning practice and potentially expand into tax incentives and other local government work,” said Bailey. “I’m looking forward to the flexibility the firm provides which will give me the ability to be competitive in the local landscape.”

Bailey received his undergraduate degree in urban studies/affairs at Morehouse College, his master’s in city and regional planning from Clemson University, and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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