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Posted by on November 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Partners Doug Dillard and Julie Sellers successfully challenged the rezoning of a client’s property before the Gwinnett County Superior Court in Roberts v. Gwinnett County. The Court found the zoning was unconstitutional, null and void.  On October 9th, the Fulton County Daily Report featured the victory in “Judge Calls Foul on Rezoning Around Gwinnett Braves Ballpark,” highlighting the Court’s ruling.  According to the Order, the County’s errors include allowing a non-owner to apply for rezoning without consent of the owner, publishing legal notices of the rezoning hearing that erroneously identify the owner as Brand Properties, and failing to post proper signs on each parcel to give notice of the rezoning.

Pursley Friese Torgrimson Congratulates Partner Julie Sellers for being selected to the Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2016!

Posted by on October 9, 2015 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

julie_sellers_297x3001Partner Julie Sellers was selected from a group of candidates who are dedicated to the community and interested in enhancing leadership skills required to lead the Atlanta Region.  RLI is the comprehensive leadership program through the Atlanta Regional Commission.  Through RLI a diverse group of government, business, community and nonprofit leaders expand their knowledge of key challenges and opportunities facing the Atlanta Region.  The RLI alumni network boasts more than 1,000 distinguished alumni including elected officials, business and nonprofit leaders.   Through the relationships developed and knowledge gained, the RLI participants are better prepared to be an active voice working collaboratively for the benefit of the regional community.  Congratulations to Julie! Click here to learn more about this exciting program.

Pursley Friese Torgrimson’s Angela Robinson to Present at the 3rd Annual “Issues in Condemnation” Seminar!

Posted by on October 6, 2015 in events, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Attorney Angela D. Robinson will be presenting at The Seminar Group’s upcoming 3rd annual Issues in Condemnation seminar on October 7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta.  Robinson’s presentation “Annual Updates in Eminent Domain Case Law” will provide a review of the recent appellate court decisions involving Georgia eminent domain and condemnation law.  Click here to learn more about the seminar.

Pursley Friese Torgrimson Congratulates Partner Lou Papera for being selected to Urban Land Institute’s Leadership for 2015-2016!

Posted by on September 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

papera1-297x3002Partner Lou Paper has been invited to become a member of ULI Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta’s Center for Leadership Class of 2016. Papera joins a select group of 35 individuals chosen as emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industries for the Class of 2016. Returning for its seventh year running, the ULI Center for Leadership is a nine-month program that focuses on the issues and leadership required to create a sustainable Atlanta region. The Center for Leadership is an invaluable program for any emerging leader in Atlanta real estate. It brings together the best-of-the-best from every aspect of the industry in an environment of collaboration and honesty. Its mission is to cultivate leadership and life-strategy skills by teaching emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industries how the Atlanta region gets built. Congratulations to Lou! Click here to learn more about this exciting program.

Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson to Present as NAMWOLF Conference!

Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Blog, events, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Christian-TorgrimsonManaging Partner Christian Torgrimson will present at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) in Hollywood, CA on September 18th. Christian will join a panel of in-house and outside attorneys to lead a discussion of open carry liability, data breaches and financial issues for restaurant, retail and hospitality owners and operators.

Partner Doug Dillard Served on the Council for Quality Growth Panel!

Posted by on September 3, 2015 in events, Featured, news | 0 comments

doug_dillard-297x300Partner Doug Dillard served on the Council for Quality Growth’s Panel on August 27th at the Georgia Environmental Conference, hosted in Jekyll Island.  The Council discussed the realities of well-intentioned policy initiatives and how developers and builders can best help to achieve community goals while attaining needed economic returns.

Best Lawyers ® Recognize Pursley and Dillard

Posted by on August 28, 2015 in events, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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      Best Lawyers publication has named Partner Charles Pursley and Partner Doug Dillard to its 2016 list of Best Lawyers . This is the third consecutive year that Charles has received this peer recognition for eminent domain and condemnation and the second consecutive year for Doug in zoning and land use. Congratulations Charles and Doug!

Lou Papera Now a Partner

Posted by on August 14, 2015 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Congratulations to our colleague Lou Papera for his expanded leadership role with our firm! Lou provides clients with commercial real estate legal services related to leasing, real estate transactions and dispositions. Read Lou’s complete announcement here.

Torgrimson Moderates Future of Cumberland Panel with Real Estate Bisnow Atlanta

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

CFT ModeratesPFT Partner Christian Torgrimson moderated the Future of Cumberland Panel for Real Estate Bisnow Atlanta’s July event at 400 Galleria Pkwy. The panel discussed the transformation of the Cumberland/ Galleria area into a growing, vibrant mixed-use development. Read more about the panel discussion here.

Friese Moderates Atlanta Office Panel with Real Estate Bisnow Atlanta

Posted by on June 26, 2015 in Blog, events, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Stephanie Friese moderated the commercial real estate panel for Real Estate Bisnow Atlantas June event at the St. Regis Hotel. The panel discussed the rise of Class A office space development and submarkets in and around Atlanta. Read more about the panel discussions here.