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MMM Adds Securities Depth in D.C.


Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2014) ─ Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP (MMM) is pleased to announce the arrival of Owen J. Pinkerton, Of Counsel in the firm’s expanding D.C. office. Pinkerton joins the firm’s Corporate Practice, working closely with the nationally-recognized Real Estate Capital Markets Practice as well as the Securities and Funds & Alternative Investments groups.

MMM is recognized by both Chambers U.S.A. and Legal 500, leading legal ranking publications, as having a leading real estate capital markets/REIT practice. MMM’s real estate capital markets practice is one of only 11 to be recognized nationally by both publications. The practice includes more than 25 attorneys representing the corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, funds and tax practice areas.

Prior to joining MMM, Pinkerton practiced in the D.C. office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. He counsels public and private issuers and underwriters on regulatory and transactional matters, including public and private offerings, and regulatory compliance with federal securities laws. He is a frequent advisor to business development companies (BDCs), with a focus on publicly-registered, traded and non-traded BDCs. Prior to entering private practice, Pinkerton worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, as an attorney-adviser and senior counsel, where he reviewed ‘33 Act and ‘34 Act registration statements filed by real estate investment trusts (REITs), business services companies and commodity pools; he also served as principal screener of proxy statements filed by a variety of issuers.

“Owen is a tremendously talented attorney and welcome addition to our team,” said Lauren Prevost, Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets practice. “Owen’s skills enhance our ability to serve BDC clients and expands MMM’s capabilities in D.C.”

Pinkerton starts work within days of the announcement that the firm has added Betsy Karmin, establishing a D.C. outpost for its nationally-recognized Real Estate practice. Recent additions bring the number of lawyers in the Washington office to 25, compared to eight just last year, which is a 200% increase.

Pinkerton received his B.A. in 1992 in International Studies (Russian), magna cum laude, from Kenyon College and J.D. in 2000 from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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, insurance, and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, D.C. and an alliance with GCN in São Paulo, Brazil.


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