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Southeastern Legal Awards Honor MMM Partners Foreste, Huynh And Peurach


Atlanta (April 2023) –The Daily Report, the Atlanta arm of American Lawyer Media, named three Morris, Manning & Martin partners as winners of the 2023 Southeastern Legal Awards. The inaugural awards include nominees from firms, companies and organizations in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.

MMM’s honorees, in alphabetical order, are:

Nick Foreste is in this year’s “On the Rise” class, honoring attorneys under age 40 who are making their mark in the legal profession. Only 35 years old, he co-chairs the Emerging Companies/Venture Capital practice, leads recruiting efforts for the firm’s Corporate Technology Group and serves on several committees within the firm and the broader tech ecosystem, including co-chairing the Venture Atlanta Conference Selection Committee. He also has one of MMM’s largest practices, representing 100+ clients nationwide and closing 300+ deals for tech companies and funds in his career.

Dan Huynh is among those named as Best Mentors for his work with young lawyers and law students. The firm’s Chief Diversity Partner, he leads a number of diversity-focused mentoring programs within MMM including one that provides diverse high school students access to the legal profession. He supervises two other mentoring programs at MMM that support and promote diverse junior and senior associates. With his leadership, the firm has enjoyed unprecedented success in recruiting diverse talent. For example, two-thirds of MMM’s upcoming summer class is diverse. 

Matt Peurach earned a spot among the Most Effective Dealmakers for closing more than $1 billion in deals last year. He structures funds for projects nationwide in all commercial real estate asset classes. He also leads the firm's Task Force on the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), a new regulation which will shed light on shell companies commonly used in private equity transactions. He was also one of the first attorneys in the country to work on Opportunity Zone (OZ) funds and deals.

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