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Christian Torgrimson Discusses Open Carry Laws in The Network

Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Managing partner Christian Torgrimson explains how recent conceal carry law changes can affect retail, restaurant and hospitality operators and owners. Read her full article for The Network, here.

Stephanie Friese Named Winner of CREW Deal Of The Year Award

Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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Managing partner Stephanie Friese was recognized as a winner of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Deal of the Year Award for her role helping BakerHostetler secure new office space in Midtown Atlanta. Read more here.

Stephanie Friese Discusses Vacant Property Owner Rights

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Partner Stephanie Friese joined WSB-TV to discuss the legal issues around a man claiming rights to a vacant property in south Atlanta. Watch the clip here.

Georgia’s New Expansion of [or Answer to] an Old Question: Using Eminent Domain for Redevelopment in a Post-Kelo World

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

PFT attorney Elizabeth Story shares her commentary on Georgia legislation passed this week that loosens restraints on the power of eminent domain. Read her full commentary here.

MARTA Meets the Demands of Public Transportation in Atlanta Following the Partial Collapse of I-85

Posted by on April 11, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Charles N. Pursley Jr1Charles Pursley shares his commentary on how MARTA has demonstrated a viable public transportation option for people in Atlanta following the partial collapse of I-85. Read his full commentary here.

Dillard, Arnold Obtain DeKalb County Approval for Hotel

Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

G. Douglas Dillard1Jill Arnold1Doug Dillard and Jill Arnold successfully obtained the DeKalb County Board of County Commissioners’ approval of a Special Land Use Permit. The approval allows PFT’s client to move forward with plans for a new hotel on North Decatur Road across from DeKalb Medical Center. This development will fill a shortage of hotels for travelers to the Decatur area.  Congratulations to Doug and Jill for being a part of the development team for this project. (Reference SLUP-17-21108)

Whose Signature Is it Anyway?

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Executing a real estate document? Attorney Christine Norstadt explains where most errors tend to occur, in her recent commercial real estate transaction article for The Network magazine.
Read “Whose Signature Is It Anyway.”

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AT&T Streetcar Case: Courts Grant MARTA Summary Judgment

Posted by on March 3, 2017 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments


Congratulations to Angela Robinson and Charles Pursley Jr. for successfully defending MARTA in a multi-year lawsuit by AT&T related to the Atlanta Streetcar development. PFT lawyers have represented MARTA for decades on matters related to eminent domain and transportation issues. Read the full judgment here.


Torgrimson Participates in Panel on Leaky Pipeline Study

Posted by on March 3, 2017 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Partner Christian Torgrimson spoke on a panel of women attorneys at the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) 2017 CLE event, The Leader Within Seminar on Feb. 14 in Atlanta. Torgrimson joined Cristina Leon, Alicia Graham Jones, Karyl Davis and Lisa Simpson Hoover to discuss factors impacting the underrepresented leadership roles for women in law — and how to bring change. GAWL helped sponsor the study, which has measured and documented the issues affecting women lawyers in the Atlanta community. GAWL plans to publish the results of the study soon. Learn more about the Leaky Pipeline Study at