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Real Estate Bisnow Atlanta Talks Condemnation in Atlanta with Charles Pursley

Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

“The man who (literally) wrote the book on eminent domain in Georgia is now writing his own ticket with his own law firm…” begins the BisNow article featuring Pursley Friese Torgrimson Partner Charles N. Pursley. Charles was interviewed about why he started PFT, how recent Supreme Court cases have impacted the practice of eminent domain, and also where to watch for the next big condemnation cases in metro Atlanta. Click here to read more!

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Partner Christian F. Torgrimson Comments on Clayton County Board of Education Condemnation Case

Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Partner Christian F. Torgrimson was recently interviewed in two articles in Clayton News Daily. Christian spoke regarding Pursley Friese Torgrimson’s representation of an apartment complex in Clayton County that was a target of condemnation by the Clayton County School Board. Click on the following links to read her comments and learn more about the ongoing eminent domain controversy in Clayton County: “Morrow residents fight eminent domain” and “Attorney: Regal Forest Apartments in the clear for now.”

Welcome Ave Kaegi!

Posted by on August 1, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Ave Kaegi joins Pursley Friese Torgrimson as the firm’s bookkeeper. Her experience includes working with taxes, audit and accounting training. Before joining PFT, Ave worked in international hotel management. She earned her bachelor’s of business administration degree in accounting at Georgia State University. She’s also an active volunteer with the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival as chair of food vendors. Welcome Ave!

PFT Participates in ULI Atlanta’s Center for Leadership Class of 2014

Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

Attorney Angela Robinson has been invited to become a member of ULI (Urban Land Institute) Atlanta’s Center for Leadership Class of 2014. Angela joins a select group of 32 individuals chosen as emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industries for the Class of 2014. Returning for its fifth year running, the ULI Center for Leadership is a nine-month program that focuses on the issues and leadership required to create a sustainable Atlanta region. Its mission is to cultivate leadership and life-strategy skills by teaching emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industries how the Atlanta region gets built. Click here to learn more about this exciting program. Congratulations to Angela!

Also, Attorney Christine Norstadt will be chairing the mTAP (mini Technical Assistance Panel) component of the ULI Center for Leadership program. Through this program, Leadership Class members will share their expertise and advice to develop recommendations for each of the six mTAPs projects this year. Click here to learn more about the mTAP projects.

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Attorney Monica Owens to Present at GABWA’s Trial Masters Boot Camp

Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Attorney Monica Owens has been invited to speak on the topic “Appellate Strategies” at the GABWA (Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys) Trial Masters Boot Camp on August 17, 2013 from 9am-3pm at the McGuire Woods law firm. Her presentation will be from 1-3pm.

Attorney Monica Owens Presented on “Writing Effective Briefs and Motions in Litigation”

Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Attorney Monica Owens spoke as a panelist at the Gate City Bar Association (GCBA) Litigation Coalition’s seminar on “Writing Effective Briefs and Motions in Litigation.” The seminar occurred on Wednesday, June 26th 2013 from 6-8pm at the State Bar of Georgia.

Partner Stephanie Friese Aron Featured on The Story Exchange’s 1,000 Stories Campaign

Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

The Story Exchange invited Managing Partner Stephanie Friese Aron to weigh in on a global video project focused on empowering women to start their own business. The 1,000 Stories Campaign is aimed at inspiring and giving confidence to a new generation of women entrepreneurs around the world. Here’s what Stephanie had to say about entrepreneurship and charting a new path for women in law.

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Pursley Friese Torgrimson Weighs in on News & Developments in Condemnation

Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Partner Christian F. Torgrimson and Associate Elizabeth R. Story joined together to write an article analyzing new issues in condemnation law: “SCOTUS Confirms Temporary Flooding is Compensable Taking.” This article was published in the News & Development section of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Committee. CLICK HERE to read this article.

Pursley Friese Torgrimson Provides Expertise at Summer School Lunch & Learn

Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

IMG_4749 Managing Partners Stephanie Friese (Aron) and Christian Torgrimson and Attorney Christine Norstadt presented at a “Summer School Lunch & Learn” hosted by Stream Realty Partners, ASD, and Crocker Partners on June 19, 2013. The panel discussion highlighted issues such as expansion options and rights of first refusal in commercial leases, what to do when a tenant/landlord/property manager learns of a condemnation action, and post-foreclosure rights of tenants and landlords. Pursley Friese Torgrimson prepared a series of handouts for those who attended:

Attorney Christine Norstadt Organizes Georgia Tech Bar Association Lunch & Learn

Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

On May 8, 2013, Attorney Christine Norstadtgeorgia-tech-bar-association-logo-80px, President of the Georgia Tech Bar Association, organized a Lunch & Learn with U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., a Georgia Tech alumnus who currently presides over cases in the Atlanta and Newnan divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Judge Batten shared his thoughts on recent cases related to gun control and gun violence as well as the effect of social media in the courtroom.