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“Nuts and Bolts of Leases”: Owens to Present to the American Bar Association

Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

monica-297x300Attorney Monica Owens will present to the American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law/Leasing Group on Feb. 24 in Atlanta. Her presentation, “Nuts and Bolts of Leases: Enforcing the Lease, Default, Remedies, Eviction and Dispute Resolution,” shares the landlord’s side of lease enforcement. On April 29, Monica will present, “Reviewing and Negotiating a Commercial Lease Agreement,” at the American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Spring Symposia- Real Property Basics Program, in Washington DC. During her April presentation, she will provide the litigation perspective and explain the impact of certain lease provisions from the landlord side.  For more information,  click here.

New Zoning/Land Use Practice; Dillard, Sellers, Arnold and Duarte Join PFT

Posted by on February 2, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

PFT has expanded to include zoning and land use legal services! The firm’s new zoning and land use practice positions PFT as a single legal source for navigating all real property matters including condemnation/eminent domain, real estate litigation, transportation, leasing/acquisitions/dispositions and now zoning and land use for both commercial and residential clients. Meet PFT’s experienced zoning and land use legal team: Attorneys Doug Dillard, Julie Sellers, Jill Arnold and paralegal Dotty Duarte.

Read the press release here.

Charles Pursley and Angela Robinson win again in Dillard Land Investments, LLC case

Posted by on January 26, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Partner Charles Pursley and Associate Angela Robinson achieved another victory against Fulton County in the condemnation case, Fulton County v. Dillard Land Investments, LLC, this time in state court. Following the Georgia Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in favor of Dillard Land, Fulton County filed various motions to set aside, vacate and otherwise avoid paying compensation, which the state court denied and issued a judgment requiring the nearly $5.2 million in compensation be paid into court. Read the full Supreme Court opinion here and the Georgia Court of Appeals’ remittitur order here.

Partner Christian Torgrimson Guest Blogs on Most Expensive Highway Project in Georgia

Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

400-and-285-signs1Partner Christian Torgrimson recently participated as a guest blogger on CRESA Atlanta’s real estate blog, lending her input on Georgia DOT’s planned 400/285 overhaul project in the Central Perimeter corridor. The $1 billion design-build project will impact several properties in the area and will require the condemnation of private property rights to accomplish. Read Christian’s blog here.

PFT Selected for Membership in National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms

Posted by on December 12, 2014 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

NamwolfPFT is proud to announce our selection to the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).  NAMWOLF was founded in 2001 and is a prestigious nonprofit trade association comprised of a select group of preeminent minority and women-owned law firms.  As advocates for diversity and lasting partnerships between public/private entities and women owned law firms, PFT looks forward to working with likeminded firms and businesses through our membership.

PFT Awarded U.S. News – Best Lawyers Tier 1 Ranking in 2015 Edition

Posted by on November 7, 2014 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

best-law-firms-home-pagePursley Friese Torgrimson was selected by U.S. News Best Lawyers as one of the nation’s best law firms.  The firm was awarded a Tier 1 ranking, and was selected using a process of peer-review surveys.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is reevaluated each edition, so we are particularly proud this is the second year in a row we have been included.

Christian Torgrimson Helps with CREW and Habitat for Humanity Home Build in Southwest Atlanta

Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


ManagiCFT Habitat for Humanity - 09.20.2014ng Partner Christian Torgrimson was proud to be a part of the all Women Build Team with CREW and Atlanta’s Habitat for Humanity on Saturday September 20th. The Team worked hard to build the foundation and walls of a new home in Southwest Atlanta. Congratulations to the new homeowner!

Managing Partner Stephanie Friese Recognized at Bisnow’s Power Women in Commercial Real Estate Event

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

S.Friese-C.Smith-KW-Chrissy (2)On October 14th, Bisnow recognized Atlanta’s 40 most powerful women in commercial real estate at an awards ceremony held at the City Club of Buckhead.  The PFT team was happy to celebrate with Managing Partner Stephanie Friese as she was honored at this event.  Find out more about why Bisnow selected Stephanie here.

Christian Torgrimson to Host Roundtable at International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference

Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Christian-2Partner Christian Torgrimson will host a roundtable discussion at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference in Orlando on October 25th.  The topic is Preparing for Eminent Domain. The Law Conference is an annual conference hosted by ICSC for retail real estate professionals from around the U.S.  See more information about the Law Conference here.

Monica Owens Presents at Gate City Bar

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

monica-297x300Georgia’s Safe Carry Protection Act, which became effective July 1, 2014 was a controversial measure expanding where individuals may be authorized to carry guns.  Associate Monica Owens presented on how the statutes impact premises liability of commercial property owners at the Gate City Bar Association Fall CLE in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 25, 2014.  Read Monica’s interpretation of the new law here.