Congratulations to Partner Lou Papera who provided transaction assistance for an acquisition of approximately 30,000 square feet of office space at Buckhead’s Live Oak Square. This transaction brings the U.S. headquarters of Merchant e-Solutions’, a global financial technology firm, to Atlanta and will create more than 140 jobs. Read more about the transaction...Read More
Managing Partners Stephanie Friese (Aron) and Christian Torgrimson, Partners Charles Pursley and Julie Sellers were recognized as Super Lawyers, and Associate Christine Norstadt was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine 2016. Stephanie Friese and Christine Norstadt were recognized in Real Estate, Christian Torgrimson and Charles Pursley were recognized in Eminent Domain, and Julie Sellers was recognized in Land Use/Zoning. Christian Torgrimson and Charles Pursley both were included among Super Lawyers’ list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia. Christian also was named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers. Congratulations to PFT attorneys for this...Read More
Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson Presented at the National ALI CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Seminar.
Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson again served as a faculty presenter at ALI CLE’s 33rd Annual seminar, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation in Austin, Texas. Each year, this national seminar brings together practitioners, value experts, right-of-way professionals from around the country. Christian presented on three topics this year: “Advice for Beginning Eminent Domain Trial Lawyers on How to Win a Case” , “Voir Dire Hunting for Biases” and “Eminent Domain Trial Lessons.2016”. Click here to learn more about the...Read More
Atlanta City Council appointed Partner Julie Sellers as the newest Urban Design Commission (UDC) member. The UDC is the agency responsible for developing and administering Atlanta’s historic preservation and urban design activities. Julie brings a legal perspective and land use experience when reviewing proposed development within the City’s historic and landmarked areas and buildings. As part of the UDC, Julie will also review proposed parks and development on property owned by the City. Congratulations Julie! Read more about the Urban Design Commission...Read More
Partner Doug Dillard was recently quoted in The Atlanta Business Chronicle in an article featuring the possible Dunwoody Crown Towers project. Dillard, who is teaming up with the developer to rezone the property, stated, “Dunwoody has an opportunity to show the country how to convert traditional, suburban retail and office park into a true, transit-oriented urban node served by transit”. This project consists of 2 separate sites which ultimately will become a large mixed use development that is a vital step in the urbanization of Dunwoody. Click here to read the full article: “Massive project could ‘urbanize’ Perimeter...Read More
The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) recently selected Attorney Elizabeth Story to its exclusive Leadership Academy for 2016. The Leadership Academy is an intensive year-long program designed to help future women leaders cultivate meaningful and practical leadership skills for use within their law practice and community. Congratulations...Read More