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Smith Moore's Manning Connors Receives "40 Under Forty" Honor

March 4, 2008

GREENSBORO, NC – The Triad Business Journal has named Smith Moore LLP attorney Manning A. Connors as a "40 Under Forty" award recipient.  The award honors young leaders throughout the Triad for outstanding work in their professional fields and the community.

"Manning possesses an energetic, engaging style of leadership that gets people invested in the outcome of what the group is trying to accomplish," remarked Smith Moore Managing Partner Steve Earp.  "Whether working with professional peers at Smith Moore or fellow community volunteers, he is consistently able to motivate them to contribute the personal involvement required to achieve success."

Connors is a partner in Smith Moore's Greensboro office, where he has been a member of the litigation practice group for 11 years.  His practice includes various types of civil litigation, including general contract and commercial disputes, disputes between principals of closely held corporations and LLCs, and negligence and fiduciary liability matters.  "I am honored to receive this award and hope to live up to it by further involvement in the community and profession that has embraced me and my family," says Connors.

Connors is actively involved as a volunteer and former Chairman of the Board for the Guilford Interfaith Hospitality Network.  His leadership has helped the organization's efforts in providing safe, temporary housing for homeless families in Guilford County.  He is also a former president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Greensboro Bar Association and is a volunteer soccer coach for the Greensboro Youth Soccer Association.

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore LLP

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