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MMM International Trade, REIT Practices Ranked Nationally


(May 20, 2015) – For the third year in a row, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP’s International Trade Practice and its REIT Practice nationally. The publication singles out more than two dozen of the firm’s lawyers for individual recognition, with four being nationally-ranked.

The individuals ranked nationally include:

  • Don Cameron and Julie Mendoza – International Trade attorneys (DC office)
  • Lauren Prevost and Heath Linsky – REIT attorneys

Chambers says MMM’s International Trade team is widely respected for its capabilities. "They are excellent in every way," one client stated. “They are as good as it comes,” said another, while a third said the firm has an “… unrivaled group of seasoned trade policy and trade remedies experts."

The REIT practice received glowing recommendations as well. “We have a very strong working relationship with them – they work very hard to accommodate our needs,” said one client. Another added that the team is “… very knowledgeable and responsive, and extremely easy to work with.” 

The firm’s Real Estate Practice, which the publication describes as the “market-leading real estate team,” is ranked in Georgia’s top tier. “One of the best firms we use in terms of getting value for your legal spend,” one client told Chambers. The publication also has positive comments about notable real estate practitioners including Carl Westmoreland, Andrew Williams, Duncan Miller, Lee Walker, Jessica Hill, Tom Gryboski and firm co-founder Sonny Morris.

Plus, the Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Corporate M&A, Environment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment Practices appear in state rankings. Attorneys recognized individually include:

  • David Calhoun – Corporate
  • David Cranshaw – Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Jason D’Cruz – Employment
  • Frank DeBorde – Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Heather Friedman – Environmental
  • John Fry – Intellectual Property (Litigation)
  • John MacNaughton – Commercial Litigation
  • Chris Maxwell – Corporate
  • Dan Mohan – Healthcare
  • Gerald Pouncey – Environmental
  • Michele Madison – Healthcare
  • Bob Threlkeld – Healthcare
  • Lisa Wolgast – Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

Chambers USA describes itself as providing the world’s leading guides to the legal profession. It has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. Its independent researchers and publication editors identify and rank law firms and individual attorneys based on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial intelligence, diligence, commitment and other qualities clients value. For more, visit

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, 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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