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Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP  

Legal Services | Georgia, USA

tel: +1 404 233 7000 | fax: +1 404 365 9532
1600 Atlanta Financial Center, | Atlanta | Georgia | 30326 | USA

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP's Overview

Morris, Manning & Martin is a full-service law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of your success. To provide you with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of your needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity.

Client-Centered Enterprise
Our success as a law firm hinges on our ability to help clients consistently meet their legal and business objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner. We realize that our clients’ success is the only measure of our success. With that aim, we pursue a client-focused strategy to ensure that we have and continue to develop leading lawyers in fields of importance to our clients -- fields where we can provide greater value because of our depth of knowledge. Our end-goal is to provide exceptional value for each client, which includes understanding existing laws as well as issues on the horizon; navigating through regulatory obstacles; providing access to complementary parties, such as investment banks or accounting firms; and remaining vigilant in our pursuit of cost effective, quality counsel.

Industry Leadership
Complex legal issues require advocates who understand business. A good business lawyer needs to be more than just a legal expert. He or she also must be an ally in helping clients build their companies and achieving their strategic objectives. We anticipate and address the rapid changes in financial markets, technologies, regulations and operations that affect our clients. Morris, Manning & Martin’s lawyers have earned a national reputation for our commitment to excellence --from serving as a leading national real estate transactions firm, to defending Fortune 50 companies in nationwide class action litigation, to spearheading groundbreaking environmental legislation, to looking beyond today and developing practices to benefit our clients’ future needs.

Diversity in the Workplace
Achieving greater diversity within the firm is essential to delivering excellent service to our clients. As a firm that serves a wide array of regional, national and international companies and institutions, we understand that having a diverse complement of lawyers and staff gives our clients a greater breadth of perspective, thereby contributing to the success of our firm and our clients.

Firm Spirit
Our practice of law gains value through community involvement. Our lawyers handle hundreds of pro bono matters covering a broad range of issues, such as civil rights, international human rights, child advocacy, special education, access to public benefits, asylum and the representation of numerous nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to find opportunities that match the personal interests of our lawyers and opportunities that make a difference.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1976
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 8
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 189

Languages: Cantonese, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish


Areas of Practice
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Business & Technology Sourcing
  • Capital Markets
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Debt Management
  • Competition Law
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Employment
  • Energy & Infrastructure Finance
  • Environmental
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Franchise Lending
  • Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae Lending
  • Funds & Alternative Investments
  • Global Sourcing & Procurement
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance-Linked Securities
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International
  • Lending
  • Medical Device
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability & Toxic Torts
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Development & Finance
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • Special Investigations
  • State Taxation
  • Sustainability
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Timberland Investments & Forest Products
  • Venture Funds/Private Equity
  • Wealth Planning

The Battle Over Mandatory Resort Fees
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, November 2017

  More hotels are imposing mandatory “resort fees” on their guests for amenities, and the amount of those fees is increasing at many of those hotels. Many consumers dislike these fees, even when they appreciate the value of the included amenities. A legal battle is underway over mandatory resort fees. Back in November 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) sent letters to 22 hotel chains warning that the practice of disclosing mandatory resort fees only in fine print prior to the completion of the reservation process, or not at all, could be found to be unfair or deceptive and thus unlawful...

Three Ways Hotels Are Repositioning Unique Assets
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, July 2017

Celebrity chef restaurants, locally inspired food and beverage offerings, communal social spaces, and in-room and hotel-led fitness options–these trends represent a transformation of the traditional hotel model. Amenity preferences, particularly for authentic, one-of-a-kind social experiences, continue to segment the hospitality industry. Many of the large hotel chains have countered with a series of new boutique-style brands that cater to individuality of the customer and locale. Owners are taking advantage of the opportunity to transform their properties into unique assets. Below are three areas that hoteliers are focusing on in the process of repositioning unique assets...

All articles submitted by Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP


MMM Represents WRS, Inc. in Successful Acquisition of Underground Atlanta
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, April 2017

The real estate team of Morris, Manning & Martin helped close one of the most prominent real estate deals in Atlanta recently when it successfully represented WRS, Inc. in acquiring Underground Atlanta from the City of Atlanta. The deal involved two years of negotiations focused on approximately 40 different parcels of land and included air rights above rapid rail and railroad tracks, underground streets and commercial spaces, abandoned roads and alleys, elevated viaducts, springing property rights, tenancies-in-common between the city and the county, and environmental considerations...

Morris, Manning & Martin Represents Acquirer In Media Deal
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, November 2016

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is representing Francisco Partners and SintecMedia in SintecMedia’s planned acquisition of Operative Media, Inc. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide. SintecMedia is the world's leading television advertising management technology company. Their advanced TV advertising products maximize yield and streamline operations across direct and programmatic television advertising. SintecMedia systems are used by hundreds of the largest television media companies in the world, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. Operative Media, Inc...

All press submitted by Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP


MMM Tech Law & Business Report
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP 

The goal of the MMM Tech Law & Business Report is to inform, educate and socialize important business and legal issues directly relevant to our target audience — entrepreneurs, investors and strategic partners.

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