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PFT Laces Up for RaceTrac’s Run For Research

Posted by on April 22, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

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PFT laced up with RaceTrac on April 18 to Run for Research in Atlanta. 100% of proceeds from RaceTrac’s 5K supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to continue to understand the disease that more than five million people live with worldwide. Thanks RaceTrac for a hosting a terrific event for Parkinson’s research!


Friese Talks Women Entrepreneurship with ULI Center for Leadership

Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

stephanie friese_invest atlantaPartner Stephanie Friese joined a panel of all women entrepreneurs during the Economic Development Program for the ULI Center for Leadership on March 19 in Atlanta. She talked about “making it in Atlanta” as a women entrepreneur and shared her experiences as an entrepreneur which began right out of law school. For more information about the ULI Center for Leadership visit

Legal Leaders Includes Torgrimson, Pursley and Dillard Among Top-Rated Lawyers for 2015

Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Legal Leaders

Every year, Legal Leader’s features “first-rate” legal talent from The Peach State to help take the mystery out of locating a high-quality advocate. For 2015, the publication of Georgia’s Top Rated Lawers includes Partners Christian Torgrimson, Charles Pursley and Doug Dillard in the Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use categories, respectively. Congratulations to Christian, Charles and Doug. Check out the full 2015 list here.

Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend Recognize PFT Attorneys

Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Congratulations to PFT attorneys for recent legal recognition! Super Lawyers magazine included Christian Torgrimson, Stephanie Friese and Charles Pursley on its list of 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers magazine also included Christian among Georgia’s Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Attorneys for the second year in a row. Angela Robinson and Christine Norstadt were named to the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars. Plus,Georgia Trend magazine included Charles, Christian, Stephanie and Lou Papera to its list of Legal Elite 2014. Read the spotlight about Charles Pursley in the latest issue of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Pursley, Robinson Help Hold Fulton County Accountable for Proper Exercise of Eminent Domain Power

Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

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Fulton County sought to take private commercial property using its power of eminent domain, but attempted to avoid its constitutional obligation to pay the fair market value as determined by a special master. PFT helped hold the county accountable to pay the land owner for taking the land. Watch discuss the issue with Partner Charles Pursley and Attorney Angela Robinson.

“Ethics and Professionalism in the Court Room”: Story to Present to the State Bar of Georgia

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

ElizabethAttorney Elizabeth Story will speak on ethics and professionalism in the courtroom with a four judge panel at the State Bar of Georgia’s Eminent Domain Seminar on Feb. 26 in Atlanta. She recently spoke and moderated a session about best legal practices during GAWL’s Law Clerk Panel in Atlanta as part of the organization’s Lunch and Learn series. For more information about Elizabeth’s next talk, click here.

DailyReport Talks to PFT’s New Zoning Team; Dillard and Arnold to Discuss Zoning Issues at The Seminar Group

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


Read the DailyReport article about Doug Dillard, Julie Sellers, Jill Arnold and Dotty Duarte bringing their zoning/land use legal expertise to PFT. Also, join Doug at The Seminar Group in Atlanta on Feb. 26 for his presentation on Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. On March 3, Jill will present Land Use Law at the Seminar Group in Atlanta.


“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.