Friese Receives CREW Impact Award, Aaron and Owens Join Pursley Friese Torgrimson

By: Cowbell Communications on behalf of PFT
ATLANTA - June 10, 2013 - PRLog -- ATLANTA, Ga. — Pursley Friese Torgrimson, the Atlanta-based law firm that represents commercial real estate and business clients in transactions and litigation, today announced that founding and managing partner Stephanie Friese (Aron) received the Member-to-Member Business Impact Award from Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Atlanta. The firm also has expanded its commercial real estate law and litigation practice with new staff members: attorney Monica Owens, paralegal Kim Aaron and legal intern Rachel Neufeld.

Founding/Managing Partner
Stephanie Friese (Aron)

CREW Atlanta awards its annual Member-to-Member Business Impact Award to a member who consistently demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to marshal CREW talent, resulting in measurable business for other CREW members. Friese, a member of CREW since 2002, served as the organization’s president in 2009 and held a variety of other CREW leadership roles during the past 13 years. In her law practice, Friese represents commercial real estate clients in both transactional and litigation matters across the United States.

In other firm news, attorney Monica Owens, paralegal Kim Aaron and legal intern Rachel Neufeld have joined the commercial real estate legal team at Pursley Friese Torgrimson.

Commercial Real Estate Attorney Monica Owens
Monica Owens brings 16 years of litigation experience to the firm. She previously represented clients in real estate and corporate transactions, as well as litigation involving insurance defense, pesticides and toxic torts. She also has served as an attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration in the Office of the Regional Counsel, Southern Region, where she prosecuted cases on behalf of the United States government for violations of security and flight regulations.

Before joining Pursley Friese Torgrimson, Owens was a judicial staff attorney to Presiding Judge M. Yvette Miller and the late Judge Debra Halpern Bernes, both of the Georgia Court of Appeals. In 2004, she was appointed to serve as a hearing officer for the City of Atlanta Board of Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire. Owens is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, Bleckley Inn of Court, Gate City Bar Association, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. She earned her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College.

Paralegal Kim Aaron
Kim Aaron brings more than 15 years of legal assistance experience in general litigation to her paralegal role at Pursley Friese Torgrimson. Born and raised on the island of St. Croix, Aaron has supported legal casework in private law practices, governmental agencies and for Georgia-Pacific Corporation. She also worked with the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Aaron earned her master’s degree in legal studies from American Military University in West Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in information processing from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. She holds an ABA-accredited certification as a paralegal from The Paralegal Institute in St. Croix, and is certified by the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Intern Rachel Neufeld
Rachel Neufeld joins Pursley Friese Torgrimson as a legal intern. She is a candidate for juris doctor at Emory University School of Law, where she is a member of the Emory Corporate Law Society and Emory Sports and Entertainment Society. Neufeld earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.  

About Pursley Friese Torgrimson LLP
Legal excellence is one of the reasons why businesses and real property owners choose Pursley Friese Torgrimson. Pursley Friese Torgrimson applies strategic insight to achieve meaningful results for businesses and the real estate community in the United States. The firm’s business-oriented approach is practical and fiscally responsible in resolving challenges that are transactional or involve litigation at trial or alternative dispute resolution.

The women-owned, women-managed firm advocates on behalf of businesses and property owners, corporate real estate executives, real property investors and brokers, landlords, tenants, franchisors/franchisees, property managers and brokers as well as financial lending institutions.  

Pursley Friese Torgrimson is one of Atlanta’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” according to the National Association for Business Resources, which identifies and honors organizations that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Contact Pursley Friese Torgrimson at 404-876-4880 or More information is available at
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