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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

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John Fry

John P. FrySenior Counsel

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP's Overview

Morris, Manning, & Martin is a full-service, Am Law 200, law firm with both national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. By combining market-leading legal services with a total understanding of our client’s needs, we are able to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and opportunity while providing optimal value for our clients.

Client-Centered Enterprise
MMM is more than a full-service law firm, we are what our clients need us to be. We are their counsel, their advisors, and, most of the time, their friends. At the end of the day, our clients’ successes are the only true measure of our success. Therefore, we pursue a client-focused strategy to ensure that we have, and continue to develop, leading lawyers in fields of importance to our clients. Our end goal is to provide exceptional value for each client, which means understanding existing laws, as well as, issues on the horizon; navigating regulatory obstacles; providing access to complementary parties, such as investment banks or accounting firms; remaining vigilant in our pursuit of cost effective, quality counsel; and building long-term relationships.

Industry Leadership
A good business lawyer needs to be more than just a legal expert; he or she must also be an ally in helping clients build their companies and achieving their strategic objectives. 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 litigations, to working with emerging companies to build equity and grow their business, to looking beyond today and developing practices to benefit our clients’ future needs. We are able to anticipate and address the rapid changes in financial markets, technologies, regulations, and operations that affect our clients. Our lawyers work to obtain the best legal outcome that fosters both short term and long term prosperity for their client’s business.

Diversity in the Workplace
As a firm that serves a wide array of regional, national and international companies and institutions, Morris, Manning, & Martin understands that having a diverse complement of lawyers and staff gives our clients a greater breadth of perspective. As a firm, we pride ourselves on including various personnel opinions and backgrounds to provide our clients with well-rounded representation. Achieving the Mansfield Certification, a national certification that measures whether firms affirmatively consider at least 30 percent women and attorneys of color for leadership and governance roles, recognizes our initiative in action.

Firm Spirit
MMMPact, our firm’s social responsibility program, embodies an integral part of our firm’s identity. Consisting of five established programs—Civic Leadership Initiative, Community Involvement Initiative, Diversity Initiative, Pro Bono Initiative, and Women’s Initiative—MMMPact provides the platform to demonstrate pride in our work, each other, our communities and our clients. It is our goal to have all of the firm's lawyers, paralegals and staff, contribute 50 hours toward an MMMPact program within a calendar year. This goal reflects not only our leadership’s commitment to excellence and prominence in nonprofit work, but also the hard work and dedication of everyone at the firm.

  • 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
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Business & Technology Sourcing
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Competition Law
  • Construction
  • Contract Management Solutions
  • Corporate
  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance-Special Investigations
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • E-Cigarette/Vape
  • Emerging Companies
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Financial Technology
  • Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae Lending
  • Fund Formation
  • Global Sourcing & Procurement
  • Government Contracts & Grants
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Transactions
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • International Transactions
  • Investment Funds
  • Litigation
  • Medical Device
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Opportunity Zones
  • Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights
  • Payments
  • Private Equity
  • Products Liability & Toxic Torts
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Capital Markets (REITs)
  • Real Estate Development & Finance
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Securities
  • State Taxation
  • Sustainability
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Technology Finance
  • Telecommunications
  • UAS/UAV/Drone
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Planning
  • Zoning & Land Use

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule on Association Health Plans
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, January 2019

On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a much-anticipated proposed rule that would make it easier for groups or associations of employers to band together to form association health plans (“AHPs”).[1]  The proposed rule comes in response to an executive order issued by the White House in October 2017 directing the DOL to consider issuing such a rule...

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...

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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...

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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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