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Christian F. Torgrimson

Partner
Atlanta | 404.665.1232
Fax | 404.869.6972

Christian Torgrimson is an experienced commercial real estate attorney, focusing on eminent domain and condemnation. She has litigated eminent domain proceedings, private property disputes, and other real-estate-related matters for approximately 20 years.

Christian helps her clients navigate the complexities of eminent domain issues and condemnation procedures, representing a wide spectrum of businesses and property owners as well as governmental entities. Her clients include real estate investors and trusts, large and small businesses, mixed-use and shopping center developers, restaurant franchisors and franchisees, and owners and operators of hotels and convenience stores. Her experience on both sides of the condemnation aisle, particularly with real estate and business damage claims, allows her to reach resolutions that make business sense for her clients. She brings extensive experience to all aspects of condemnation proceedings throughout Georgia, including in jury trials, mediations, acquisitions, closings, and special master hearings.

She helps write the authoritative book on eminent domain laws across the United States, serving as the editor and author of the Georgia chapter in the American Bar Association's national eminent domain compendium. She is a past chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar of Georgia. A respected national speaker on Georgia eminent domain law, Christian frequently writes and speaks on condemnation issues for various professional organizations, including the American Law Institute. In 2018, Christian was awarded the CRE designation by the Counselors of Real Estate, an international membership of real estate professionals recognized as leading advisors in complex real property matters.

Christian is also a past president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), and she served on its executive board for more than 10 years. She was instrumental in creating the GAWL Foundation in 2003, serving as its founding president for two years.

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Honors & Awards

  • Real Estate Forum's Women of Influence, 2018
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Eminent Domain, 2018
  • Counselors of Real Estate, CRE Designation, 2018
  • AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2004-present
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2014-2019
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, 2014-2018
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, 2015
  • CREW Atlanta's Leadership Class of 2014
  • Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite," 2008-2010, 2014
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation's 2013 Honorable Debra Bernes Community Volunteer Award
  • The Daily Report's "On the Rise," 2009
  • Atlanta Woman magazine's "Leader in Law," 2008
  • Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham Community Service Award, 2004

Memberships

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), President, 2008-2009; Member, 1999-present
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Atlanta
  • Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta