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MMM Environmental Attorney Appointed to Board of Georgia Chamber of Commerce


Gerald Pouncey, one of the Southeast’s most highly-respected environmental attorneys, has joined the board of The Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

As chair of the Environmental Group at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Mr. Pouncey has received a number of honors, including high rankings from Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Atlanta Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite and The Best Lawyers in America. His work focuses on brownfields, or environmentally-impacted properties, including state and federal superfund sites.

He has served as counsel for a number of high-profile projects – including the nation’s largest brownfield redevelopment – Atlantic Station, a premier mixed-use community in Midtown Atlanta. Other clients include the owners and redevelopers of textile mills, wood processing sites, foundries, manufacturing plants, wood treatment sites, mines, quarries and numerous other industrial properties. He has also been lead negotiator for international and domestic clients considering locating in the Southeast, as well as for the development of port related facilities.

Mr. Pouncey is an officer of the National Environmental Subcommittee for the International Council of Shopping Centers, and serves on the executive committee and board of the Council for Quality Growth and the Environmental Committee for the Atlanta Chapter of the Urban Land Institute. He currently serves on the Board of the North Georgia Water Management Plan. The principal author of Georgia’s new brownfield legislation, Mr. Pouncey also served on the commission formed to review reauthorization of Georgia’s Hazardous Waste Trust Fund. He has also chaired the Environmental and Toxic Tort Sections of both the American Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association, and frequently speaks at national brownfield conferences.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, which has a diverse membership of more than 4,000, is the unified voice of the business community, aggressively advocating the business viewpoint in the shaping of public policy, encouraging ethical business practices and ensuring the state’s future as economically prosperous, educationally competitive and environmentally responsible.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP ( is a full-service commercial law firm representing clients throughout the United States. Our mission is to be the firm of choice for clients seeking the most creative, comprehensive and effective legal services available. Our legal solutions are delivered by industry-focused, diverse, involved lawyers who are dedicated to our clients’ success, whether in a transaction, in court, or in the everyday course of business. We enjoy national prominence for our intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, green tech, healthcare, insurance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and technology practices. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C.


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