Atlanta-based firm Morris, Manning & Martin has entered the Brazilian market through a strategic alliance with Sao-Paulo-based firm Fleury Malheiros, Gasparini, De Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados (FGCN).
Morris Manning and FGCN had built a relationship through their work together in the timberland investment area on a case-by-case basis. It is hoped the new cooperative agreement will provide the firm with additional opportunities for other practice areas, including real estate, corporate, fund and tax work, according to a press release.
FGCN will remain an independent firm, but will work closely with Morris Manning in advising U.S. companies doing business in Brazil, as well as Brazilian companies looking to expand or do business in the U.S.
In addition to its Brazilian presence, Morris Manning also has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington D.C.