WHY PFT

Pursley Friese Torgrimson is changing the way legal and business professionals collaborate to drive meaningful client results in real estate and business. Our business-minded attorneys bring a combined eight decades of experience in transactional and litigation services for businesses and property owners, corporate real estate executives, real estate investors and developers, landlords, tenants, franchisors/franchisees, property managers and brokers as well as financial lending institutions.

The firm’s transactional attorneys negotiate and close acquisitions and dispositions, as well as commercial leases, for office, retail, industrial and multi-family real property assets ranging from 5,000 square feet to more than 500,000 square feet. Plus, our real estate litigators represent clients in proceedings at the state, federal and appellate court levels in local and state governmental proceedings; as well as in bankruptcy courts, and dispute resolution proceedings before all major arbitration bodies.

Our comprehensive commercial real estate legal services for condemnation/eminent domain, dispute resolution, leasing/acquisitions/dispositions, transportation and zoning/land use, include:


ACQUISITION & SALE OF PROPERTY SERVICES

Pursley Friese Torgrimson guides investors and developers of real estate through all types of real estate purchases or sales. We’ve worked with investors and developers to support every aspect of the letter of intent and contract phase, through the due diligence process, including negotiations, review of agreements, preparation of documents and through closing.

 

TESTIMONIAL: They understand my business as a developer, the ins and outs. They are not just focused on the law when negotiating; they take a real estate perspective.

 

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CONDEMNATION & EMINENT DOMAIN

Our condemnation/eminent domain team protects and defends the rights of private property owners and businesses in Georgia; and secures complete, just and adequate compensation entitled to them during eminent domain proceedings and litigation.

Pursley Friese Torgrimson’s eminent domain practice includes nationally recognized attorneys Charles Pursley Jr., who wrote the inaugural edition of Georgia Eminent Domain, and Christian F. Torgrimson, who currently serves as the Georgia editor of Law and Procedure of Eminent Domain in the Fifty States. Under Georgia eminent domain laws, all private property, and any interest in that property, are subject to being condemned for a public purpose by state, county and local governments. However, condemning authorities are required by law to pay just and adequate compensation for the taking and damaging of your property, with special consideration of:

  • Fair market value
  • Access rights, air rights
  • Business damages, including loss of profits, loss of customers, and/or a decrease in earning capacity
  • Consequential damages
  • Easements
  • Leasehold values
  • Building and improvement values
  • Relocation costs and benefits
  • Trade fixtures and equipment, including signage
  • Mitigation and engineering issues

 

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CORPORATE REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Pursley Friese Torgrimson assists corporations of all sizes to address complex transactions involved in real estate from strategic planning and review to technical execution. Our scope of services for corporate clients include lease transactions and negotiations; acquisition and dispositions; property management issues related to landlord/tenant disputes; as well as leasing and real estate litigation matters.

 

TESTIMONIAL: They are an extension of us--- the face of our company.

 

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LEASING NEGOTIATION & AGREEMENTS

Pursley Friese Torgrimson is experienced in structuring, negotiating and auditing leases and related documents (e.g., amendments, SNDAs, work letters and subleases) across a variety of product types (e.g, industrial, retail and office leases), financial structures (modified gross, gross, triple net), jurisdictions (in 28 states from Georgia to Hawaii) and varying client types and sizes (Fortune 100 companies to individuals and small businesses).

We also handle dispossessories, evictions and lease collections, as well as listing and other brokerage agreements. We usually do not need to litigate leases that we’ve draft and negotiated. However, we’re prepared to litigate on behalf of our clients to recover possession of their properties or collect sums from defaulting tenants. In 2012, our attorneys resolved, through legal action, approximately 250 separate lease disputes, representing lenders and owners of distressed properties in evictions, suit for rent and contract negotiation.

 

TESTIMONIAL: For our business, value-add leasing, it is extremely important that we have an attorney that gets the deal done timely. They pay a lot of attention to you and their fees are decent. They don’t fight for fighting’s sake. Instead, they plow through it quickly, and focus on getting it done.

 

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LENDING INSTITUTION SERVICES FOR REAL ESTATE FINANCING

Our corporate real estate attorneys structure transactions that develop and support real estate projects for the long-term, regardless of size or location. Pursley Friese Torgrimson represents banks, institutional lenders and finance companies related to financing, refinancing, and dispute resolution for various real estate partnerships and ownerships. Our focus is on transaction accuracy and efficiency the first time around.

 

TESTIMONIAL: They are more detailed in negotiating loan documentation, whereas a lot of law firms dismiss a lot because it’s not important. They understand my thought process and negotiate for those things.

 

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REAL PROPERTY DISPUTES & LITIGATION

At Pursley Friese Torgrimson, excellence applies whether we close your deal, resolve your disputed matter, or try your case. We are tireless advocates who work with you to protect your ownership rights, resolve matters and achieve meaningful, timely results. Our litigation team is skilled in all matters of lease enforcement, including dispossessories and evictions, tenant workouts and termination agreements representing both landlords and tenants. Our litigators offer specialty expertise with matters related to condemnation, eminent domain, variances (and other zoning matters), easements, property disputes, property damage, and real property contract disputes.

 

TESTIMONIAL: They are aggressive, highly intelligent and responsive.

 

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WORKOUTS & FORECLOSURES

The legal team at Pursley Friese Torgrimson accelerates real estate workouts and foreclosures through negotiations or litigation in Georgia, the Southeast and across the United States. Our clients include investors and banking institutions responsible for distressed real estate debt. We deliver efficient and effective resolution of a variety of foreclosure property types with a commitment to timely resolution including industrial, office, retail/shopping centers and mixed use developments.

 

TESTIMONIAL: The quality of their work is exceptional. They do not make careless errors, and they are phenomenal at what they do.

 

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ZONING/LAND USE

Pursley Friese Torgrimson helps property owners and developers navigate the highly regulated environment governing the use and development of real property in Georgia. Our team represents five decades of zoning and land use legal experience that includes long-standing governmental relations at city, county and state levels across Georgia. We leverage our relationships and process knowledge to effectively guide our clients through all types of zoning, governmental and land use matters. With our team’s extensive litigation experience, we advocate for clients through both the administrative zoning process and appeals in the court system, when necessary.

Related Focus

  • Builders
  • Civic associations
  • Individual property owners
  • Real estate developers
  • Religious organizations