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Morris, Manning & Martin Recognized for Excellence by Legal 500 US 2011


Several Practice Groups and Attorneys Earn Praise from Legal Referral Publication

Atlanta, GA (June 6, 2011) – The Legal 500 US 2011 has recognized more than a dozen Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP attorneys, as well as several of the Firm’s practice areas. The well-respected Legal 500 guides provide research and rankings of law firms around the globe. It has recommended Morris, Manning & Martin in the following categories:

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Middle-Market
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
  • Real Estate 
  • Domestic Tax – East Coast

The Legal 500 rankings praise the Real Estate Investment Trusts group for its advisement on capital markets deals totaling $13 billion and having a core strength in non-traded REITs. The Middle-Market Mergers & Acquisitions practice is rated by clients for its excellent experience in the technology sector, and the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies group is commended for having built a genuine national reputation. The influential guide emphasizes the achievements of the Real Estate Group and deems the group’s attorneys respected Georgia real estate experts. The Domestic Tax group receives accolades as well. The publication says it is “an excellent choice for regional businesses and high-net-worth families and should be considered nationwide for a highly developed tax expertise in the non-listed REIT and timber sectors.”

Researchers for The Legal 500 survey and interview more than 180,000 attorneys globally. It has named the following MMM partners and Of Counsels “Recommended Lawyers” in the following categories:

  • Charles “Chuck” Beaudrot (Domestic tax: East Coast)
  • Cassady Brewer (Domestic tax: East Coast)
  • David Calhoun (Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts – Venture capital and emerging companies)
  • Jason Cordon (Investment fund formation and management – REITs)
  • Glenn Dunaway (Real estate and construction)
  • John Ginley (Real estate and construction)
  • Thomas Gryboski (Real estate and construction)
  • Ed Hirsch (Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts – Venture capital and emerging companies)
  • Brad Lenox (Investment fund formation and management – REITs)
  • Heath Linsky (Investment fund formation and management – REITs)
  • Duncan Miller (Real estate and construction)
  • Lauren Prevost (Investment fund formation and management – REITs)
  • Steven Schrock (Real estate and construction)
  • Jeffrey Schulte (Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts – M&A: middle-market)
  • Homer Lee Walker (Investment fund formation and management – (REITs, Real estate and construction)
  • John Yates (Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts – Venture capital and emerging companies)

The Legal 500 is known for its independent, impartial research. Teams of independent researchers interview clients and attorneys to determine the strengths and strategies of law firms, then rank the firms to enable clients to identify the best law firm and/or attorney for the job. For more on The Legal 500, visit, the oldest and largest legal referral site on the internet.

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.


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