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“Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” Again Recognizes Pursley Friese Torgrimson

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

BBlogoPursley Friese Torgrimson has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2015 by the National Association for Business Resources. This is the firm’s second recognition from the National Association for Business Resources! Recognition is based on exceptional human resources practices and an impressive commitment to employees. View the recognition list for 2015.

Elizabeth Story Performs in ABA’s ‘A Courthouse Line XI: North Side Story’

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments


The 11th production of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Courthouse Line series (Atlanta’s best all-lawyer musical theater production) performed on May 1 and 2 at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. PFT’s Elizabeth Story took the stage as “Mariah”! Every one of ABA’s musical theater productions and legal parodies raises funds to benefit charitable programs of the ABA Foundation in the Atlanta community. This year’s show was a “West Side Story”-style love story/fairy tale between opposing counsel in a medical malpractice case. Read more in the Daily Report and at the Atlanta Bar Association’s website.

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Dillard and Pursley

Posted by on April 22, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

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Best Lawyers publication has included Partner Charles Pursley and Partner Doug Dillard on its 2015 list of Best Lawyers for real estate law. This is the second consecutive year that Charles has received this peer recognition from Best Lawyers. Congratulations Charles and Doug!


PFT Laces Up for RaceTrac’s Run For Research

Posted by on April 22, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

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PFT laced up with RaceTrac on April 18 to Run for Research in Atlanta. 100% of proceeds from RaceTrac’s 5K supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to continue to understand the disease that more than five million people live with worldwide. Thanks RaceTrac for a hosting a terrific event for Parkinson’s research!


Friese Talks Women Entrepreneurship with ULI Center for Leadership

Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

stephanie friese_invest atlantaPartner Stephanie Friese joined a panel of all women entrepreneurs during the Economic Development Program for the ULI Center for Leadership on March 19 in Atlanta. She talked about “making it in Atlanta” as a women entrepreneur and shared her experiences as an entrepreneur which began right out of law school. For more information about the ULI Center for Leadership visit

Legal Leaders Includes Torgrimson, Pursley and Dillard Among Top-Rated Lawyers for 2015

Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

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Every year, Legal Leader’s features “first-rate” legal talent from The Peach State to help take the mystery out of locating a high-quality advocate. For 2015, the publication of Georgia’s Top Rated Lawers includes Partners Christian Torgrimson, Charles Pursley and Doug Dillard in the Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use categories, respectively. Congratulations to Christian, Charles and Doug. Check out the full 2015 list here.

Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend Recognize PFT Attorneys

Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

Congratulations to PFT attorneys for recent legal recognition! Super Lawyers magazine included Christian Torgrimson, Stephanie Friese and Charles Pursley on its list of 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers magazine also included Christian among Georgia’s Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Attorneys for the second year in a row. Angela Robinson and Christine Norstadt were named to the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars. Plus,Georgia Trend magazine included Charles, Christian, Stephanie and Lou Papera to its list of Legal Elite 2014. Read the spotlight about Charles Pursley in the latest issue of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Pursley, Robinson Help Hold Fulton County Accountable for Proper Exercise of Eminent Domain Power

Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

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Fulton County sought to take private commercial property using its power of eminent domain, but attempted to avoid its constitutional obligation to pay the fair market value as determined by a special master. PFT helped hold the county accountable to pay the land owner for taking the land. Watch discuss the issue with Partner Charles Pursley and Attorney Angela Robinson.

“Ethics and Professionalism in the Court Room”: Story to Present to the State Bar of Georgia

Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments

ElizabethAttorney Elizabeth Story will speak on ethics and professionalism in the courtroom with a four judge panel at the State Bar of Georgia’s Eminent Domain Seminar on Feb. 26 in Atlanta. She recently spoke and moderated a session about best legal practices during GAWL’s Law Clerk Panel in Atlanta as part of the organization’s Lunch and Learn series. For more information about Elizabeth’s next talk, click here.

DailyReport Talks to PFT’s New Zoning Team; Dillard and Arnold to Discuss Zoning Issues at The Seminar Group

Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Blog, news | 0 comments


Read the DailyReport article about Doug Dillard, Julie Sellers, Jill Arnold and Dotty Duarte bringing their zoning/land use legal expertise to PFT. Also, join Doug at The Seminar Group in Atlanta on Feb. 26 for his presentation on Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. On March 3, Jill will present Land Use Law at the Seminar Group in Atlanta.