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Atlanta Lawyer Magazine Recognizes the “The Beauty of the Bard Show”

Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

The magazine of the Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Lawyer, included an article by Honorable Sarah Doyle, Chief Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, recognizing the performers in this year’s Bard Show including PFT’s Elizabeth Story. Read the full article on page 22 here.


Torgrimson to Present at ALI-CLE Eminent Domain & Land Valuation/Condemnation 101

Posted by on November 10, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments


Christian Torgrimson is scheduled to present at both tracks, Eminent Domain/Land Valuation and Condemnation 101, at the ALI-CLI conference in San Diego, January 25-27, 2017. Click here for event information.

In September, Christian served as a member of the faculty for the CLE International’s Eminent Domain Conference in Las Vegas. During that Eminent Domain conference, Christian co-presented the featured presentation, “Pipeline Takings: The Big Projects, Organized Resistance and Key Valuation Issues.”



Story Helps Mock the Vote on Nov. 10-12 at the Atlanta Bar Association Bard Show

Posted by on October 28, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

The Atlanta Bar Association (ABA) will present its 12th regular Courthouse Line Musical production in support of the Atlanta Bar Foundation’s pro bono and other charitable outreach. Join Attorney Elizabeth Story and her legal counterparts for this year’s show, Mock the Vote, which features a hotly contested bar election. Will the candidates be able to withstand the pressure of debates, scandals and millennial voters? The decision is yours! Come “rock” the vote and help the ABA continue to its charitable legal outreach in Atlanta. The November shows will be held at the SCADShow theater (formerly the 14th Street Playhouse). Tickets on sale soon. Click here for more show info.


Sellers, Dillard Represent SJ Collins In Unanimous Approval of $90M North Decatur Square Project by DeKalb County Commissioners

Posted by on October 27, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Congrats to Julie Sellers and Doug Dillard for helping SJ Collins clear the zoning hurdles for its $90M development in North Decatur Square featuring Atlanta’s first 365 by Whole Foods store. Read more about it here.


Friese Joins Panel of Women Leaders On “Changing the Game in CRE”

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments


Managing Partner Stephanie Friese has joined other women leaders in commercial real estate for Atlanta Biz Now’s Women Changing the Game event on December 13 in Atlanta. Get more event info here.

Torgrimson Presented at Southeast Land Title Association CLE Fall 2016

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments


Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson has presented “Condemnation and Conservation Easements” at the Southeast Land Title Association CLE Fall 2016 Seminar on October 18 in Atlanta. Get more event information here.

Survey Says: A Land Survey Says Volumes

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Why a land survey matters during the due diligence process.

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Read the article here by Christine Norstadt.

Meet Pursley, A Rail Car Named After MARTA’s Longtime Lawyer

Posted by on August 18, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments


The Daily Report recently featured the story behind why Charles Pursley now has a MARTA rail car named after him. Read more here.

Pursley Named Lawyer of the Year for Eminent Domain and Condemnation by Best Lawyers in America®

Posted by on August 18, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments


Charles Pursley has been selected by his attorney peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) and named Lawyer of the Year (2017) for Atlanta within the practice of eminent domain and condemnation. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and state is honored by Best Lawyers® with a Lawyer of the Year award. Congratulations Charles!

We’re Hiring: Urban Planner & Paralegal

Posted by on August 8, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments


Pursley Friese Torgrimson is looking for exceptional talent to join our commercial real estate legal team in Midtown Atlanta, including:


Urban Planner (Full time)

Our zoning and land use legal team is expanding to include Urban Planner. The team’s ideal candidate is detail oriented, organized and motivated to serve our developers and property owner clients. This role brings the opportunity to work on projects shaping the Atlanta region and other parts of the state. Prior experience and familiarity with zoning codes/land use restrictions is required.
Interested? Send your resume, letter of interest and letter of recommendation to


Paralegal (Full time)

Our zoning and land use legal team is adding a detail-oriented, organized and motivated administrative resource: either a paralegal or a real estate development assistant with experience working on rezonings, use permits and variance applications. The team’s ideal candidate will have real estate knowledge and experience; familiarity with land use and planning concepts; ability to research and pull property information (deeds, zoning, tax information); and desire to work in a fast-pace team atmosphere.
Interested? Send your resume and letter of interest to