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Morris, Manning & Martin Recognized for Excellence by Chambers USA 2010


Eleven Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP practice groups and 17 of its attorneys were recently ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The independent Chambers researchers ranked MMM’s Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental Law, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Tax practice groups among the best in Georgia. Read the full Chambers USA 2010 rankings for Morris, Manning & Martin by clicking the "Download PDF" link to the left.

Partner John C. Yates received a national ranking for his work in the Investment Funds/Venture Capital category. Yates leads the firm’s Technology practice, which includes the Corporate/M&A and Venture Capital groups.

The publication also gave high marks to partner Gerald Pouncey, head of the firm’s Environmental Practice, who was placed in the top tier of Georgia environmental attorneys. Pouncey is one of the most well-respected brownfield remedial attorneys in the country and the principal author of Georgia’s brownfield legislation. As quoted in Chambers, clients admire Pouncey’s “talent for distilling something complex in a manner the layperson can understand.”

In addition, 15 other MMM attorneys were ranked in Chambers USA for the State of Georgia:

  • Charles “Chuck” R. Beaudrot – Tax
  • Fredrick C.C. Boyd, III – Banking & Finance
  • Jeanna A. Brannon – Real Estate
  • Cassady V. Brewer – Tax
  • David W. Cranshaw – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Jason D’Cruz – Labor & Employment
  • Frank W. DeBorde – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • John Fry – Intellectual Property
  • Thomas Gryboski – Real Estate
  • Bryan G. Harrison – Intellectual Property
  • John P. MacNaughton – General Commercial Litigation
  • Michele P . Madison – Healthcare
  • John G. “Sonny” Morris – Real Estate
  • Robert C. Threlkeld – Healthcare 

Chambers USA is known for its independent, impartial research. Teams of researchers base their rankings on interviews with clients, comments made by competing attorneys and the magnitude and scope of deals handled by the individual lawyers and practice groups. The result is a truly unbiased ranking of the top attorneys and law firms in the country.

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About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

With our roots in the Southeast, Morris, Manning & Martin ( is a full-service 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, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, green industry, insurance, mergers & acquisitions and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, D.C. and now an alliance with FGCN in São Paulo, Brazil.


Media Contact: Terri Thornton, Thornton Communications (404) 932-4347