Preparation for an Order of Taking: Condemnee Viewpoint

Educational Material: by Christian F. Torgrimson and Elizabeth R. Story When negotiating with a condemning authority on behalf of the Condemnee, the condemnation attorney must fully understand all aspects of the case prior to advising the client whether to pursue settlement or condemnation proceedings. This paper explores the important factors that a condemnation attorney must consider before an Order of Taking is filed and details the proper...

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How to Attack or Defend Comparable Sales: Condemnee’s Perspective

Educational Material: by Christian F. Torgrimson and Elizabeth R. Story The Comparable Sales approach is considered the preferred method of ascertaining fair market value of land being taken by eminent domain. It is imperative that condemnation attorneys make the most of the two opportunities they have to attack or defend comparable sales: during deposition and cross examination. This paper explores the due diligence, the appropriate questions,...

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Annual Pursley Award for Excellence in Eminent Domain

News: On February 28, 2013, Founding Partner Charles Pursley awarded the Charles N. Pursley Jr. Eminent Domain Section Award to Thomas A. Bowman during the annual seminar of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar of Georgia. The annual award, named in honor of Pursley’s lifetime achievements in eminent domain, recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of eminent domain and furtherance of the constitutional principles of just...

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Friese, Torgrimson to Present on Parting with Property at FCDR’s March In-House Counsel Seminar

Event: Fulton County Daily Report March In-House Counsel Seminar: Parting with Property: Corporate Real Estate Issues for March In-house Counsel When: March 27, 2013, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM Where: The Buckhead Club Who: Managing Partner Stephanie Friese (Aron) to present Current Issues Impacting Commercial Leases, and Managing Partner Christian F. Torgrimson to present The Business Side of Eminent...

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Founding Partners of Pursley Friese Torgrimson Share Real Property, Eminent Domain Insights

ATLANTA, Ga. — January 21, 2013 — Pursley Friese Torgrimson, a new Atlanta-based law firm representing commercial real estate and business clients in the Southeast and across the United States, today announced that the firm’s three founding partners will share industry insights on critical transactional and litigation issues facing businesses and the commercial real estate community.   On January 24, 2013, Managing Partner Christian F....

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