Posted May 18, 2009 04:03 pm CDT
Morris Manning & Martin has hired a five-lawyer group from Bryan Cave. It will establish a new timberlands investment and forest products practice group for the southeastern regional law firm, which also has offices in Asia.
Partner C. Glenn Dunaway will lead the corporate portion of the practice group and partner Stephen Schrock will take the lead on timberland real estate matters, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
“The firm’s timber lawyers represent investors, owners and managers in timber transactions involving millions of acres of timberland throughout the U.S., South America, Europe and Africa,” says Robert Saudek, the firm’s managing partner, in a press release (PDF). “This type of expansion validates our belief that a smart growth strategy in a tight market is the right approach.”
In addition to its offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C., the firm also has outposts in Beijing and Taipei.
Atlanta Business Chronicle (April 2009): “Morris Manning opens in Beijing”
ABAJournal.com (March 2009): “Atlanta Firm Cuts 6 Incoming Associates; Nixes Summer Program to Save Jobs”