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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

Pursley and Robinson with Hoff

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.

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!