DILLARD LAND INVESTMENTS, LLC v. FULTON COUNTY Featured in Fulton Daily Report

PFT’s recent win before the Supreme Court in Dillard v. Fulton County was featured in the Daily Report on July 24th. The article, titled “High Court: Fulton on Hook to Buy Property for $5M”, reviewed the County’s attempt to dismiss the case after a special master award they thought was too high. The correct procedure for disputing an award would be appeal. However, as Charles is quoted saying “[i]t’s clear this was an intentional, strategic decision made by the county not to appeal, and I suspect they were afraid they might have to pay more,” Pursley said. “If you have confidence in your appraisal, why would you not appeal?”. The Supreme Court agreed, and confirmed in their ruling that a special master’s award may not be unilaterally dismissed....

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Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of PFT

PFT’s condemnation team, led by Partner Charles Pursley along with Associate Angela Robinson, won a major victory in the Georgia Supreme Court last week in Dillard Land Investments, LLC v. Fulton County, a condemnation case involving the taking of commercial property. The Supreme Court affirmed that a condemnor cannot unilaterally dismiss a case once the special master award has been finalized. The impact of the decision ensures property owners’ rights to full just and adequate compensation and provides more certainty in the condemnation process . The Surpreme Court’s July 11th decision closely mirrored Mr. Pursley’s oral argument before the...

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Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson awarded AV Preeminent Ranking

Martindale Hubbell has recognized Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson’s practice with an AV Preeminent rating – their highest rating available. A combination of ethical standards and legal ability performance determines an AV Preeminent ranking. Christian’s peer reviewers have acknowledged her as AV Preeminent in the areas of Eminent Domain and Real...

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Leadership CREW Names Torgrimson Among its Class of 2014

Commercial Real Estate Women Atlanta recently selected Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson to its exclusive leadership program for 2014. Leadership CREW focuses on developing future women leaders in commercial real estate. The 10-month program spans a spectrum of interactive topics each month focused on professional and personal growth in the areas of strategy, conflict resolution, change management, team building and communication. Congratulations...

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Pursley Friese Torgrimson’s Elizabeth Story to Perform in “A Courthouse Line X: Back in the Black”

Associate Elizabeth Story is participating in “A Courthouse Line X: Back in the Black,” an original all-lawyer cast musical comedy, and playing Veronica Corningstone, a naïve reporter, eager to get to the bottom of a corrupt and evil plan to take over the court system. Performances are at the 14th Street Playhouse November 7th to 9th. Click here to purchase tickets to the show. Click here to watch the show’s promotion flash mob, which took place at Colony Square on October...

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PFT Participates in ULI Atlanta’s Center for Leadership Class of 2014

Attorney Angela Robinson has been invited to become a member of ULI (Urban Land Institute) Atlanta’s Center for Leadership Class of 2014. Angela joins a select group of 32 individuals chosen as emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industries for the Class of 2014. Returning for its fifth year running, the ULI Center for Leadership is a nine-month program that focuses on the issues and leadership required to create a sustainable Atlanta region. Its mission is to cultivate leadership and life-strategy skills by teaching emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industries how the Atlanta region gets built. Click here to learn more about this exciting program. Congratulations to Angela! Also, Attorney Christine Norstadt will be chairing the mTAP (mini Technical Assistance Panel) component of the ULI Center for Leadership program. Through this program, Leadership Class members will share their expertise and advice to develop recommendations for each of the six mTAPs projects this year. Click here to learn more about the mTAP...

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