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Papera Helps ULI Counsel Friends of Little Five Points

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

FOLFPAs a member of the ULI Center for Leadership Class of 2016, Partner Lou Papera and several other members of the class recently worked on a mini-technical assistance program (mTAP) with the Friends of Little Five Points Park organization to review and address a land use issue in the Little Five Points community. The effort involved a formal presentation to Friends of Little Five Points Park at the Horizon Theatre on May 3 on the future of Findley Plaza and the surrounding area. The organization, which focuses on transforming public spaces in Little Five Points, expects to take the findings and recommendations prepared by the mTAP group to City Councilman Kwanza Hall for consideration.

CREW Atlanta Blog Features Stephanie Friese and Christine Norstadt

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

StephanieChristineCREW Atlanta recently featured a recent article, “Dealing with Tenant Abandonment,” co-authored by Managing Partner Stephanie Friese and Attorney Christine Norstadt in its March 18th blog edition. The article provides useful tips regarding what a landlord should do when a tenant vacates and leaves  personal property behind.

Partner Charles Pursley and Attorney Elizabeth Story Present at the 2016 State Bar of Georgia Eminent Domain Seminar!

Posted by on March 4, 2016 in Featured, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

charlesElizabethPartner Charles Pursley kicked off the annual seminar with the opening introduction of the topics and speakers. This year’s seminar featured a full mock jury trial with Attorney Elizabeth Story presenting on how to argue pretrial motions, including Motions in Limine, Motions to Compel, Sanctions, Motions to Exclude, Professionalism/Ethics Integrated on Discovery Abuse. The seminar also included presentation of the Eminent Domain Lifetime Achievement Award, which is awarded each year in Charles Pursley’s name.

Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson Presents at the 2016 NAMWOLF Business Meeting!

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

Christian-2Managing Partner Christian Torgrimson spoke at the Business Meeting of the National Association for Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) in New Orleans. Christian presented with a panel of in-house counsel on “Unexpected Issues with Eating, Shopping and Sleeping: What is on the Minds of Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality”. The panel discussion addressed a variety of topics for the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries, including cyber security, joint employer liability, third-party crime, business signage and condemnation clauses in leases.

Managing Partner Stephanie Friese and Partner Lou Papera featured in Bisnow.

Posted by on February 29, 2016 in Blog, events, Featured, news | 0 comments

NAIOP NightBisnow recently featured Managing Partner Stephanie Friese and Partner Lou Papera at NAIOP Night on February 18th at the St. Regis in Buckhead. NAIOP is a professional commercial real estate organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate across North America. NAIOP Night brings together industry insiders from across the Atlanta metro area (and beyond) to showcase and celebrate Atlanta’s outstanding commercial real estate projects and professionals, and to benefit NAIOP’s designated charities, YES!Atlanta and the Ron Clark Academy. Read more about NAIOP here.

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”.