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

Posted by on December 7, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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 here.

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

Posted by on November 28, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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 here.

Julie Sellers Discusses Affordable Housing in the Daily Report

Posted by on November 26, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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 here.

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

Posted by on November 15, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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.

 

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

Posted by on October 29, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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 here.

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

Posted by on October 26, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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 here

Christian Torgrimson Appears on Eminent Domain Podcast

Posted by on October 19, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Managing partner Christian Torgrimson recently appeared as a guest on Episode 20 of the Eminent Domain podcast. During the episode, “Preparing Your Witness and Eminent Domain in Georgia,” Torgrimson discusses the eminent domain process in Georgia and three cases where the U.S. Supreme Court recently denied certiorari. Listen to the podcast here. 

Jeff Haymore Featured as a Newsmaker in Atlanta Journal-Consitution

Posted by on October 16, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

In the Sunday, October 14 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, attorney Jeff Haymore was highlighted as one of the latest attorneys to join Pursley Friese Torgrimson’s growing land use practice. Subscribers may read more here. 

 

Stephanie Friese to be Recognized at Atlanta Power Women Event by Bisnow

Posted by on October 12, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

In an article published on October 10, 2018 on CREW Atlanta’s blog, managing partner Stephanie Friese is highlighted as one of 14 members of CREW Atlanta who will be recognized at Bisnow’s Atlanta Power Women event on November 29, 2018. The event will celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of 24 women in the commercial real estate industry. For the full article, please click here.

Christian Torgrimson Discusses Property Law at William & Mary Law School

Posted by on October 11, 2018 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

In an article published on October 11, 2018 in William & Mary Law School News, Christian Torgrimson is mentioned for speaking with students about her work and the importance of property law at the annual Property Rights Conference. Torgrimson spoke on the challenges and rewards of navigating eminent domain claims. For the full article, please click here.