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Partner Lou Papera successfully negotiates transaction bringing Merchant e-Solutions to Atlanta.

Posted by on February 25, 2016 in events, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

louCongratulations to Partner Lou Papera who provided transaction assistance for an acquisition of approximately 30,000 square feet of office space at Buckhead’s Live Oak Square. This transaction brings the U.S. headquarters of Merchant e-Solutions’, a global financial technology firm, to Atlanta and will create more than 140 jobs.  Read more about the transaction here.

Pursley Friese Togrimson Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers!

Posted by on February 19, 2016 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Managing Partners Stephanie Friese (Aron) and Christian Torgrimson, Partners Charles Pursley and Julie Sellers were recognized as Super Lawyers, and Associate Christine Norstadt was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine 2016. Stephanie Friese and Christine Norstadt were recognized in Real Estate, Christian Torgrimson and Charles Pursley were recognized in Eminent Domain, and Julie Sellers was recognized in Land Use/Zoning. Christian Torgrimson and Charles Pursley both were included among Super Lawyers’ list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia. Christian also was named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers. Congratulations to PFT attorneys for this recognition!

Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson Presented at the National ALI CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Seminar.

Posted by on February 5, 2016 in events, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Christian-TorgrimsonManaging Partner Christian Torgrimson again served as a faculty presenter at ALI CLE’s 33rd Annual seminar, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation in Austin, Texas. Each year, this national seminar brings together practitioners, value experts, right-of-way professionals from around the country. Christian presented on three topics this year:  “Advice for Beginning Eminent Domain Trial Lawyers on How to Win a Case” , “Voir Dire Hunting for Biases” and “Eminent Domain Trial Lessons.2016”. Click here to learn more about the program.

Partner Julie Sellers appointed to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission!

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

julie_sellers_297x3001Atlanta City Council appointed Partner Julie Sellers as the newest Urban Design Commission (UDC) member.   The UDC is the agency responsible for developing and administering Atlanta’s historic preservation and urban design activities.  Julie brings a legal perspective and land use experience when reviewing proposed development within the City’s historic and landmarked areas and buildings.  As part of the UDC, Julie will also review proposed parks and development on property owned by the City.  Congratulations Julie!  Read more about the Urban Design Commission here.

Partner Doug Dillard Quoted in The Atlanta Business Chronicle

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Partner Doug Dillard was recently quoted in The Atlanta Business Chronicle in an article featuring the possible Dunwoody Crown Towers project. Dillard, who is teaming up with the developer to rezone the property, stated, “Dunwoody has an opportunity to show the country how to convert traditional, suburban retail and office park into a true, transit-oriented urban node served by transit”. This project consists of 2 separate sites which ultimately will become a large mixed use development that is a vital step in the urbanization of Dunwoody. Click here to read the full article: “Massive project could ‘urbanize’ Perimeter Center”.

Attorney Elizabeth Story Selected for GAWL Leadership Academy!

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Blog, events, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

ElizabethThe Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) recently selected Attorney Elizabeth Story to its exclusive Leadership Academy for 2016. The Leadership Academy is an intensive year-long program designed to help future women leaders cultivate meaningful and practical leadership skills for use within their law practice and community. Congratulations Elizabeth!

Pursley Friese Torgrimson Ranked as a 2015 Top Law Firm By SuperLawyers

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Blog, events, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

In Step LargePursley Friese Torgrimson has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Top Law Firm in the 2015 Business Edition, a nationwide survey of law firms. PFT is the only small firm and one of four firms total chosen in Georgia in the category of Construction, Real Estate, & Environmental law. The Super Lawyers’ ranking is determined by a combination of measurements which evaluate the quality of attorneys who have been selected to a 2014 or 2015 Super Lawyers list.

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

Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Blog, events, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

best-law-firms-home-pagePursley Friese Torgrimson has been selected for the 2016 Edition of U.S. News  and Best Lawyers’ List of “Best Law Firms”. PFT was honored with a Tier 1 ranking for Eminent Domain and a Tier 2 ranking for Land Use and Zoning Litigation as a result of client feedback and peer review, reflecting the high regard that clients and lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas have for PFT and our attorneys. Click here to read more about how firms are chosen for this honor.

Pursley Friese Torgrimson is featured in the Urban Land Institute’s Study on Women Leadership In Real Estate!

Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Blog, Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

place_holder_smallPFT’s inclusive culture is front and center in a recent case study conducted by the Urban Land Institute on how women are promoted to leadership roles in the real estate industry. PFT is one of six diverse organizations selected by ULI as a leading example of how to create an environment of growth for women. PFT’s participation assisted ULI in identifying critical steps that organizations can take in order to promote more women to positions of greater seniority and visibility. Read the Case Study here.



Posted by on November 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Partners Doug Dillard and Julie Sellers successfully challenged the rezoning of a client’s property before the Gwinnett County Superior Court in Roberts v. Gwinnett County. The Court found the zoning was unconstitutional, null and void.  On October 9th, the Fulton County Daily Report featured the victory in “Judge Calls Foul on Rezoning Around Gwinnett Braves Ballpark,” highlighting the Court’s ruling.  According to the Order, the County’s errors include allowing a non-owner to apply for rezoning without consent of the owner, publishing legal notices of the rezoning hearing that erroneously identify the owner as Brand Properties, and failing to post proper signs on each parcel to give notice of the rezoning.