Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Michael Henson

Michael T. Henson

Phone: 404.495.3640
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Michael Henson is a Partner-Elect in the Tax, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets practices.  Mr. Henson works primarily in the areas of business transactions, including real estate, mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate transactions, private equity, divestitures and general business transactions.  He has advised public companies, private companies and private equity firms (and their portfolio companies) on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, divestitures, and joint ventures. 

Mr. Henson has experience in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including representing joint ventures, private equity firms and developers in connection with the purchase and sale of commercial property across all asset classes.  A large portion of Mr. Henson’s practice focuses on structuring commercial real estate transactions and drafting and negotiating partnership agreements and operating agreements documenting equity investments in commercial real estate.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of operators and investors in the formation of investment and development joint ventures, including acquisition, development, financing and disposition transactions.
  • Representation of multi-family owner/operator with the acquisition, equity financing, joint venture, loan financing and refinancing of more than 5,000 units of multi-family properties in throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States.
  • Representation of developers of office and industrial properties located throughout the southeastern United States.
  • Representation of real estate developer/operator as sponsor of a private equity fund formed to invest in office, retail, and industrial properties located primarily in the southeastern United States.
  • Representation of investors in commercial real estate transactions involving complex like-kind exchanges.
  • Representation of hotel developer/operator in the acquisition of hotel properties located in southeastern United States.


  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Tax Law, 2021
  • Georgia Pro-Bono All-Star, 2016