Chairman, Morris Manning & Martin, LLP
John G. “Sonny” Morris is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Morris, Manning, & Martin and a Senior Partner in the Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets Practices. Morris, Manning & Martin has been recognized by Chambers USA as a top four law firm in the state of Georgia for 2014 as well as among the leading real estate practices in the nation by Commercial Property Executive for 2014.
Morris’ achievements include leading the expansion of the Firm’s real estate practice from an Atlanta market focus to a national practice representing clients in major markets throughout the US. This expansion has been supported by the growth of the Firm’s related practice areas that are critical to today’s sophisticated and complex real estate financings and transactions, such as tax, securities, environmental, construction and litigation. Morris demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the real estate business. He represented Cole Real Estate Investments in its 2014 $11.2 billion merger which created the largest net lease REIT, with an enterprise value of $21.5 billion. He represents investors and companies in major acquisitions, financings and developments, including complex mixed-use developments and multi-asset acquisitions and dispositions in direct asset transactions or through corporate M&A transactions. Morris, Manning, & Martin LLP was named “The Best Lawyers in America” by Real Estate Law in 2019.