Stephanie Friese Authors Article on the Complexities of Real Estate Agreements for CIRE Magazine

In an article published in the November / December issue of CCIM’s CIRE Magazine, founding and managing partner Stephanie Friese discusses the importance of sellers understanding the key risks when finalizing real estate sales agreements. Friese emphasizes that sellers should set realistic time frames for factors such as the due diligence period and to cap the limits of their liability to 3 to 5 percent. Friese also recommends that sellers ensure that earnest money is placed in escrow, as failure to do so can be a risk-avoidance strategy of a buyer. For the full article, click...

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Stephanie Friese Featured as one of Atlanta’s CRE Power Women in Bisnow Atlanta

In an article published on Nov. 28, 2018 on Bisnow Atlanta, founding and managing partner Stephanie Friese is featured as one of Atlanta’s CRE Power Women. A commercial real estate attorney, Friese represents clients in commercial real estate transactions, including office, retail and multifamily leases, building sales and property acquisitions. Friese offers advice for others looking to enter the commercial real estate industry, stating “embrace professionalism, and try to help anyone who asks.” Friese was also honored during Bisnow Atlanta’s Power Women event on November 29. For the full article, please click...

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Julie Sellers Discusses Affordable Housing in the Daily Report

In an article published on Nov. 26, 2018, in the Daily Report, land use attorney Julie Sellers discusses the intricate legal issues surrounding affordable housing in metro Atlanta. The City of Atlanta has taken steps to solve the complex problem, including creating the HouseATL taskforce, appointing the city’s first chief housing officer and adopting an inclusionary zoning ordinance. Sellers emphasizes that property rights and land use/zoning regulations are significant factors to consider as the city aims to encourage inclusion by increasing the amount of preserved affordable housing units. Subscribers may access the full article...

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Christian Torgrimson Highlighted in the Daily Report for Assisting the State Bar of Georgia

In an article published on November 2, 2018 in the Daily Report, Christian Torgrimson is highlighted for voluntarily assisting the State Bar of Georgia in a condemnation case involving the bar center. Paula Frederick, general counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, often recruits bar members to provide specialized legal advice on a volunteer basis.  For the full article, please click here....

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Stephanie Friese Discusses Providing Exceptional Benefits to Retain Talent in Small Law Firms

In an article published in Law360, founding and managing partner Stephanie Friese provides comments on making work-life balance easier by creating unique benefits for working parents. Stephanie says, “Lawyers work long hours. If you want to retain people, sometimes you have to provide that flexibility.” Subscribers to Law360 may access the full article...

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Christian Togrimson Authors Article on Cityhood for State Bar of Georgia’s Real Property Section Newsletter

In an article published in the Fall 2018 newsletter of the State Bar of Georgia Real Property Law Section, managing partner Christian Torgrimson discusses the growing cityhood movement in Georgia. Voters are increasingly supporting incorporating themselves into smaller cities to capture valuable resources and improve utilization of the tax base. If the latest effort passes on November 6, the new city of Eagle’s Landing will be formed in part from land taken from the city of Stockbridge. While incorporating new cities can fuel economic growth, other long-term consequences exist, including the use of eminent domain and new or revised zoning codes that can affect existing property owners. The impact of new zoning codes, restrictions on development, and the property needs of the new government should all be considered carefully. To read the full article, view the newsletter...

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