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Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Honors Partner Charles N. Pursley, Jr.

Posted by on December 11, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Partner Charles N. Pursley, Jr. was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. This great honor is awarded annually to a select group of lawyers across the country who have received stellar reviews and rankings from other lawyers. Congratulations to Charles!

(Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)

U.S. News and World Report Recognizes Pursley Friese Torgrimson Among the Nation’s “Best Law Firms” for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Pursley Friese Torgrimson has been honored with a Tier 1 ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”—the highest possible ranking. This Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of our clients’ impressive feedback and the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for our firm. Click here to read more about how firms are chosen for this honor.

Pursley Friese Torgrimson’s Elizabeth Story to Perform in “A Courthouse Line X: Back in the Black”

Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Flash Mob in Midtown

Associate Elizabeth Story is participating in “A Courthouse Line X: Back in the Black,” an original all-lawyer cast musical comedy, and playing Veronica Corningstone, a naïve reporter, eager to get to the bottom of a corrupt and evil plan to take over the court system. Performances are at the 14th Street Playhouse November 7th to 9th. Click here to purchase tickets to the show.

Click here to watch the show’s promotion flash mob, which took place at Colony Square on October 25th.

Channel 2 News Interviews Partner Charles Pursley About New Falcons Stadium Land

Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

The site where the new Falcons stadium will be built includes a small patch of gravel parking lot property. The owner does not want to hold up the plans to build the new stadium, but having owned this piece of land since 1902, simply wants just compensation for the best use of the property. If an agreement over price cannot be made, the state plans to turn to eminent domain to acquire the property. In its recent report, Channel 2 News interviewed Partner Charles Pursley, who not only is the prominent scholar in Georgia on Eminent Domain, but also represents the owner of this controversial piece of property. Click here to watch Charles’ interview and learn more about this controversy!

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GAWL Foundation Honors Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson With Prestigious Award

Posted by on October 25, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson was awarded the GAWL Foundation Honorable Debra Bernes Volunteer Award for 2013 this Wednesday. Awarded in the memory of the Honorable Debra Bernes, this award recognizes a GAWL member who has a track record of exceptional service to the greater community through pro bono work and community service. After helping to establish the GAWL Foundation, Christian went on to serve two years as the GAWL Foundation’s founding president. She has now served more than 10 years as a member of GAWL’s executive board. Her leadership of the GAWL Foundation over the past decade, and GAWL as a whole, have been true to GAWL’s mission of supporting and encouraging professional women lawyers, as well as contributing to the betterment of the communities we live and work in. Read GAWL’s news spotlight on Torgrimson. Congratulations to Christian!

Channel 11 News Interviews Partner Charles Pursley About New Falcons Stadium Land

Posted by on October 25, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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The site where the new Falcons stadium will be built includes a small patch of gravel parking lot property. This piece of land is currently in negotiations to be bought for the new stadium—the state offered $1.2 million, and the appraised value is $12 million. If an agreement cannot be made, it is likely that the state will turn to eminent domain to acquire the property.
Stadium Lot

Channel 11 News traveled to Pursley Friese Torgrimson’s office to interview Partner Charles Pursley, who not only is the prominent scholar in Georgia on Eminent Domain, but also represents the owner of this controversial piece of property. Click here to watch Charles’ interview and read more about this controversy!

CREReport Atlanta Highlights All Three Partners at Pursley Friese Torgrimson

Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

All three partners at Pursley Friese Torgrimson were featured today on CREReport Atlanta: the Commercial Real Estate News Companion. CREReport is an industry-specific blog that connects different levels of real estate professionals through weekly reports and news updates highlighting issues in commercial real estate in the Atlanta market. CREReport highlighted recent media spotlights of all three partners at Pursley Friese Torgrimson: Managing Partner Christian F. Torgrimson on her feature on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, Partner Charles N. Pursley on his feature in Real Estate BisNow (Atlanta), and Managing Partner Stephanie Friese (Aron) on winning CREW Atlanta’s (Commercial Real Estate Women) 2013 Member-to-Member Business Impact Award. Click here to read the full article.

The Daily Report’s “On The Rise–Past Picks” Follows up with Friese and Torgrimson

Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Each year, The Daily Report recognizes a small group of young, successful Georgia lawyers with its “On The Rise: Rising Lawyers under 40” distinction. In 2006, Managing Partner Stephanie Friese (Aron) was honored as a member of this group as Managing Partner of her old firm, Friese Legal. In 2009, Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson was also honored as a member of this group as Partner of her old firm, Pursley Lowery Meeks. Now, in 2013, The Daily Report followed up with Friese, Torgrimson, and the past winners of The Daily Report’s “On The Rise” award to report on where they are now. Click here to view the Past Picks– On The Rise 2013: Where They Are Now.

Partner Charles Pursley Quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Partner Charles N. Pursley was recently quoted in an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution discussing the scope of the government’s power to take land for public purposes. At issue in this article was the ability of Fulton County to change its mind and withdraw a condemnation lawsuit after the land was valued at $5.2 million, which was more than the county wanted to pay. Click here to read the full article: “Fulton at center of fight over public powers to take land.”


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Christian Torgrimson Talks Eminent Domain with Atlanta Real Estate Radio

Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Partner Christian F. Torgrimson was invited to speak on the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Christian spoke about how Pursley Friese Torgrimson is one of the few women-owned, women-run, and women-managed law firms in Atlanta and also on updates in eminent domain law. Click here to listen to her podcast!

Atlanta Real Estate Radio Forum