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Pursley Friese Torgrimson Supports CREW Atlanta’s First Annual Charity Golf Tournament at East Lake

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

News: On May 2, 2013: Founding partners Charles Pursley, Stephanie Friese and Christian Torgrimson manned the snack station at the 15th hole at the historic East Lake Golf Club, helping CREW Atlanta raise funds to benefit the CREW Foundation and the Atlanta Women’s Foundation. In all, the tournament raised $10,000 for these charitable organizations!

Team Pursley Friese Torgrimson at the 11th Annual NCR Sprint For Cancer to Benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

News: On April 27, 2013: Braving a very cold and rainy Saturday, Team PFT walked, rolled, ran and sprinted across the finish line with friends and family at the NCR Sprint For Cancer at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, Georgia. Sponsored by NCR Corporation, the 5K-10K-Fun Run raised money for cancer research, benefiting the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

 

Pursley Friese Torgrimson Joins the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS 2013

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

Walk MS 2013

News: April 13, 2013: Pursley Friese Torgrimson, proud sponsors of Team Wearing Red Shoes, help raise money and awareness for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Walk MS 2013 at Piedmont Park.

Friese Among Honored Nominees for CREW Atlanta Impact Award

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

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News: April 28, 2013: Congratulations to Founding Partner Stephanie Friese and the other nominees recently announced for the 2013 CREW Atlanta Impact Award.

Ethical Considerations for the Condemnor and Condemnee: How to Keep it Professional

Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

Educational Material: by Charles N. Pursley, Jr. and Elizabeth R. Story

Professionalism is what we should do over and beyond what we have to do. A professional is defined by his or her actions when a challenging moment arises. This paper explores the responsibility of those in the legal profession to uphold the Lawyer’s Creed in dealing with clients, opposing parties and counsel, courts, colleagues, the profession in general, and the public. More specifically, this paper recognizes the unique role that condemnation lawyers are able to play in promoting the image of lawyers as professionals. Condemnation lawyers have a unique opportunity to enhance the professional image of the legal profession simply because condemnation forces members of the general public –land owners, business owners, or home owners—to become involved in a legal action that they did not bargain for. CLICK HERE to continue reading and learn more about the responsibility of lawyers as professionals in the field of condemnation law.

From Lender to Landlord (and Tenants Too!): How Foreclosure Affects a Commercial Lease

Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

Educational Material: by Stephanie Friese (Aron)

The best way to protect future interests in a commercial lease is to make them predictable. There are several ways to construct a lease in order to shape and protect future interests. This paper explores lease provisions, such as Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements, which can be used to make predictable what will happen to the lease and the lender, landlord, and tenant after unpredictable events like foreclosure. This paper details what will happen to a commercial lease after foreclosure, and contains Practice Tips that can be used to best help all parties protect their relevant interests. CLICK HERE to continue reading and learn more about the effects of foreclosure on commercial leases and what you can do to protect your interests in the property, whether you are representing or are a landlord, a lender, or a tenant.

Preparation for an Order of Taking: Condemnee Viewpoint

Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

Educational Material: by Christian F. Torgrimson and Elizabeth R. Story

When negotiating with a condemning authority on behalf of the Condemnee, the condemnation attorney must fully understand all aspects of the case prior to advising the client whether to pursue settlement or condemnation proceedings. This paper explores the important factors that a condemnation attorney must consider before an Order of Taking is filed and details the proper steps to determine the best course of action. CLICK HERE to continue reading and learn more about determining the legal standing of your client and the interested parties, and evaluating business damages.

How to Attack or Defend Comparable Sales: Condemnee’s Perspective

Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

Educational Material: by Christian F. Torgrimson and Elizabeth R. Story

The Comparable Sales approach is considered the preferred method of ascertaining fair market value of land being taken by eminent domain. It is imperative that condemnation attorneys make the most of the two opportunities they have to attack or defend comparable sales: during deposition and cross examination. This paper explores the due diligence, the appropriate questions, and the conclusions that can be drawn from deposing and cross examining an expert on comparable sales. CLICK HERE to continue reading and learn more about the methods for choosing comparable sales experts, ways to promote or discredit experts, and the best time to introduce questions and conclusions.

Annual Pursley Award for Excellence in Eminent Domain

Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Blog, events, news | 0 comments

Pursley Award 2013

News: On February 28, 2013, Founding Partner Charles Pursley awarded the Charles N. Pursley Jr. Eminent Domain Section Award to Thomas A. Bowman during the annual seminar of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

The annual award, named in honor of Pursley’s lifetime achievements in eminent domain, recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of eminent domain and furtherance of the constitutional principles of just and adequate compensation. Bowman joins past award recipients including: Richard N. Hubert, Ken Stula, George Dillard, Justice George H. Carley, Justice Norman S. Fletcher, Beryl H. Weiner, Albert B. Wallace, Thurman E. (Ted) Duncan, Anne W. Sapp and William Stripling.

Congratulations to Thomas Bowman of Maddox Nix Bowman & Zoecker.

Friese, Torgrimson to Present on Parting with Property at FCDR’s March In-House Counsel Seminar

Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Blog, events | 0 comments

Christian F. Torgrimson at the Fulton County Daily Report's in-house seminar March 27, 2013

Christian F. Torgrimson at the Fulton County Daily Report’s in-house seminar March 27, 2013

Event: Fulton County Daily Report March In-House Counsel Seminar: Parting with Property: Corporate Real Estate Issues for March In-house Counsel
When: March 27, 2013, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: The Buckhead Club
Who: Managing Partner Stephanie Friese (Aron) to present Current Issues Impacting Commercial Leases, and Managing Partner Christian F. Torgrimson to present The Business Side of Eminent Domain