Partner Charles Pursley served as a guest lecturer during a recent Eminent Domain class at Georgia State University College of Law. Charles talked with the law students about valuation of real property during a condemnation proceeding. Sharing examples from working with various clients including MARTA, Charles dissected the concept of just and adequate compensation and shared his article, “Eminent Domain: Condemnee’s Perspective on Methods of Acquisition and Valuation...Read More
As a member of the ULI Center for Leadership Class of 2016, Partner Lou Papera and several other members of the class recently worked on a mini-technical assistance program (mTAP) with the Friends of Little Five Points Park organization to review and address a land use issue in the Little Five Points community. The effort involved a formal presentation to Friends of Little Five Points Park at the Horizon Theatre on May 3 on the future of Findley Plaza and the surrounding area. The organization, which focuses on transforming public spaces in Little Five Points, expects to take the findings and recommendations prepared by the mTAP group to City Councilman Kwanza Hall for...Read More
CREW Atlanta recently featured a recent article, “Dealing with Tenant Abandonment,” co-authored by Managing Partner Stephanie Friese and Attorney Christine Norstadt in its March 18th blog edition. The article provides useful tips regarding what a landlord should do when a tenant vacates and leaves personal property...Read More
Partner Charles Pursley and Attorney Elizabeth Story Present at the 2016 State Bar of Georgia Eminent Domain Seminar!
Partner Charles Pursley kicked off the annual seminar with the opening introduction of the topics and speakers. This year’s seminar featured a full mock jury trial with Attorney Elizabeth Story presenting on how to argue pretrial motions, including Motions in Limine, Motions to Compel, Sanctions, Motions to Exclude, Professionalism/Ethics Integrated on Discovery Abuse. The seminar also included presentation of the Eminent Domain Lifetime Achievement Award, which is awarded each year in Charles Pursley’s...Read More
Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson spoke at the Business Meeting of the National Association for Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) in New Orleans. Christian presented with a panel of in-house counsel on “Unexpected Issues with Eating, Shopping and Sleeping: What is on the Minds of Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality”. The panel discussion addressed a variety of topics for the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries, including cyber security, joint employer liability, third-party crime, business signage and condemnation clauses in...Read More
Bisnow recently featured Managing Partner Stephanie Friese and Partner Lou Papera at NAIOP Night on February 18th at the St. Regis in Buckhead. NAIOP is a professional commercial real estate organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate across North America. NAIOP Night brings together industry insiders from across the Atlanta metro area (and beyond) to showcase and celebrate Atlanta’s outstanding commercial real estate projects and professionals, and to benefit NAIOP’s designated charities, YES!Atlanta and the Ron Clark Academy. Read more about NAIOP...Read More