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PFT Selected by “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2014

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Altanta Best and Brightest 2014For the second year in a row, Pursley Friese Torgrimson has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Best & Brightest Companies to work for.  PFT was selected for its  innovative strategies and best practices in human resources.  This year’s list of winners includes a broad range of industries as diverse as real estate, insurance, hospitality, communications and nonprofit.

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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments recently featured advice from paralegal Kim Aaron.  Kim’s suggestions include realizing the importance of flexibility and leading by example.  Check out all of her suggestions here.

Angela Robinson Participates in ULI Leadership Design and Construction meeting

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Angie ULI Leadership Class 1As a member of ULI’s leadership class, Angela Robinson recently attended a Design and Construction tour downtown.  The group had the opportunity to tour the NCAA College Football Hall of Fame as well as the Georgia Dome.  The Hall of Fame is still under construction, which explains Angela’s stylish hard hat, safety googles, and vest.

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Christian Torgrimson Presents Creating Your Personal Brand: A View From the Partnership

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

state bar of GeorgiaBuilding a professional presence is an important part of a lawyer’s career.  On April 24th, Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson presented her perspective about creating your personal brand.  She explained how your brand should be translatable – from interactions with clients to professional relationships inside the office. The State Bar of Georgia hosted this ICLE event.

Leasing Team Success Highlighted by Bisnow

Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Bisnow to Sell or Not to SellManaging Partner Stephanie Friese was featured in Bisnow’s recent “To Sell or Not to Sell Retail” newsletter. The summary highlighted the firm’s accomplishments this year, and focused on the successes of Stephanie’s leasing team that includes attorneys Lou Papera and Christine Norstadt.

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.