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Leadership CREW Names Torgrimson Among its Class of 2014

Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Blog, events | 0 comments

crew-logoCommercial Real Estate Women Atlanta recently selected Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson to its exclusive leadership program for 2014. Leadership CREW focuses on developing future women leaders in commercial real estate. The 10-month program spans a spectrum of interactive topics each month focused on professional and personal growth in the areas of strategy, conflict resolution, change management, team building and communication. Congratulations Christian!

“The Five “C’s” of a Partial Takings Case” Featured on In Limine: Blog of Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation

Posted by on March 5, 2014 in Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

cropped-miss_liberty_i_30100671611Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson and Attorney Elizabeth Story collaborated to write “The Five “C”s of a Partial Taking Case”. The article provides a useful mnemonic for any condemnation case and advises any attorney to check off all 5 “Cs” before moving forward with a condemnation case! The 5 C’s are Contact, Check, Calculate, Classify, and Consult.

Pursley Friese Togrimson Congratulates our Partners on Their 2014 SuperLawyers Designations!

Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

SuperLawyers_logo_2011Managing Partners Christian Torgrimson and Stephanie Friese, and Partner Charles Pursley were all recognized by Super Lawyers in 2014. Christian was further honored by Super Lawyers magazine as a 2014 Georgia Super Lawyer, as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia for 2014. Super Lawyers also recognized Stephanie as a Rising Star in Georgia for 2014. We are very excited at the acclaim our Partners have received for their hard work.

Papera Represents Office Lease Ranked Among Atlanta’s Top 10 Office Leases

Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Lou Papera HeadshotKudos to PFT Attorney Lou Papera who provided transaction assistance for an acquisition involving more than 125,000 square feet of office space comprised of three related leases; a renewal on office space of more than 90,000 square feet plus two new leases for more than 27,000 square feet and 9,000 square feet, respectively. PFT’s client office lease ranked among Atlanta’s Top 10 Office Leases for 2013 by Real Estate Bisnow. Read more about top Atlanta leases in 2013.

Partner Charles Pursley Speaks before the Georgia Supreme Court

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Supreme Court JusticesThe Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral argument from Partner Charles Pursley Monday morning in a condemnation matter involving Fulton County. Mr. Pursley’s argument addressed the County’s improper abandonment of a condemnation based on an award of compensation by a special master. The presentation highlighted Mr. Pursley’s extensive 30+ years of experience in representing both condemnees and condemnors in all condemnation procedures, including the special master, and declaration of taking methods. Other arguments on the Court’s docket included the Warren Hill “death penalty” case and a class action lawsuit.

Welcome Emily McClendon!

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Emily McClendonEmily McClendon, a 2014 juris doctorate candidate at Georgia State University, joins Pursley Friese Torgrimson as a law clerk. She previously served as a legal intern for Emory-Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Cobb County Community Development and Urban Land Institute. McClendon soon will complete her certificate in environmental and land use law. She earned her master’s degree in city and regional planning and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgia Institute of Technology. Welcome Emily to the PFT team!

Torgrimson Joins Panel for GAWL’s Leader Within Seminar

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

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On January 28, 2014, at the State Bar of Georgia, Managing Partner Christian F. Torgrimson joined the panel for “The Leader Within,” a popular, annual Georgia Association for Women Lawyers training seminar that fosters leadership development. Discussions included: how to grow your personal brand, the evolution of the billable hour, alternative work styles, the importance of mentorship and the art ofleading by example.

Friese, Torgrimson to Moderate Real Estate Bisnow’s Atlanta Construction & Development Summit

Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Friese, Torgrimson to Moderate Real Estate Bisnow’s Atlanta Construction & Development Summit

On Tuesday, Feb.18, Managing Partners Stephanie Friese and Christian Torgrimson will moderate two panels of real estate experts at Real Estate Bisnow’s Atlanta Construction & Development Summit and facilitate discussions about which neighborhoods are poised for growth and what it takes to get a project off the ground the completed in today’s environment. Learn more about the event!

Torgrimson Joins Panel for GAWL’s Leader Within Seminar

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

GAWLlogoOn January 28, 2014, at the State Bar of Georgia, Managing Partner Christian F. Torgrimson will join the panel for “The Leader Within,” a popular, annual Georgia Association for Women Lawyers training seminar that fosters leadership development. Discussions include: how to grow your personal brand, the evolution of the billable hour, alternative work styles, the importance of mentorship and the art of leading by example.

Torgrimson Co-Presents on Eminent Domain Core Valuation Concepts at the American Law Institute

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Blog, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

ALI logoOn January 23, 2014, in New Orleans, Managing Partner Christian F. Torgrimson will serve as a faculty presenter at the American Law Institute CLE’s Condemnation 101: How to Prepare and Present an Eminent Domain Case. She will co-present, “Core Valuation Concepts: Just Compensation, Highest and Best Use, Parent Tract and Scope of the Project.” Learn more