Pete Dosik

endorsement

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pete over the past ten years in a variety of capacities and feel fortunate to have had the benefit of his advice and counsel. In an increasingly complex, deal oriented environment Pete’s in depth legal knowledge is invaluable in achieving a successful result. He finds ways to get things done and does so in a timely and practical manner. I have complete confidence in his ability to handle all aspects of our franchise business ranging from disclosure requirements through new store and territory sales, acquisitions and transfers. Pete is a great resource for our company and our franchisees and we are lucky to have him on our team.”

— Scott Moffitt, CEO, Sunny Street Café

education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Duke University, B.A. Political Science, Cum Laude, 1993

leadership

  • Franchise Times “Legal Eagle” 2014-2018
  • Chair (2012-2013), Franchise and Distribution Section of Georgia Bar Association

memberships

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Franchise & Distribution Section)

speaking engagements

  • “How To Negotiate A Franchise Agreement” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2017)
  • “Franchise Lease Agreements” (National Business Institute, May 2015)
  • “Pros and Cons of Item 19 Disclosures” (Southeast Franchise Forum, July 2014)
  • “Dealing with Challenging Franchisees” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2013)
  • “Franchise Law Basics” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2012)
  • “Material Changes that Impact Franchisors” (IFA Legal Symposium, May 2011)
  • “Terminations and Alternatives to Terminations” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2011)
  • “The Law, Business Strategies and Franchise Sales” (Franchise Development Conference, September 2010)
  • “Enforcing System Standards and the Risk of Vicarious Liability” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, November 2009)

Partner

Pete Dosik

about

I am a leader in Atlanta’s franchise law community, as well as a sophisticated business law generalist. My law career began at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, where I focused on debt finance and general business transactions. My previous experience also includes in-house counsel roles at Church’s Chicken and at Starwood Hotels. In these positions, I learned the importance of developing an in-depth knowledge of my clients’ businesses and providing practical solutions to legal problems.

I am committed to providing clients with high-value and efficient legal service at a reasonable cost.

Together with my partners, I work with franchisors in Georgia and across the United States to establish, build, and operate “best-in-class” franchise systems in a wide variety of industries. For franchisor clients, I prepare franchise disclosure documents, advise on domestic and international franchising, and provide strategic guidance. I help franchisors to comply with federal and state franchise laws and regulations, deal with franchisees, enforce brand standards, and resolve disputes.

I help business owners do much more than just franchise. At Shipe Dosik Law, I also act as general counsel to numerous businesses, providing legal services in various business transactions such as company formation, finance, buying or selling a business, real estate, employment agreements, technology agreements, supply chain matters, and other commercial contracts.

When representing franchisees, I use my knowledge and experience to efficiently assist franchisees to understand FDDs, negotiate franchise agreements, and achieve success with their franchise concept.

I began practicing law in 1997 after graduating from Duke University law school.

As counsel to various chicken restaurant operators, franchisors, and franchisees of brands such as Church’s Chicken, 7 Hens, Boneheads, Teriyaki Madness, and Mrs. Winners, I proudly considers myself one of the premier chicken lawyers of the southeast. However, I don’t yet represent a buffalo wing concept and I would gladly trade legal services for buffalo wings.

E-Mail: pete@shipedosiklaw.com

about

I am a leader in Atlanta’s franchise law community, as well as a sophisticated business law generalist. My law career began at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, where I focused on debt finance and general business transactions. My previous experience also includes in-house counsel roles at Church’s Chicken and at Starwood Hotels. In these positions, I learned the importance of developing an in-depth knowledge of my clients’ businesses and providing practical solutions to legal problems.

I am committed to providing clients with high-value and efficient legal service at a reasonable cost.

Together with my partners, I work with franchisors in Georgia and across the United States to establish, build, and operate “best-in-class” franchise systems in a wide variety of industries. For franchisor clients, I prepare franchise disclosure documents, advise on domestic and international franchising, and provide strategic guidance. I help franchisors to comply with federal and state franchise laws and regulations, deal with franchisees, enforce brand standards, and resolve disputes.

I help business owners do much more than just franchise. At Shipe Dosik Law, I also act as general counsel to numerous businesses, providing legal services in various business transactions such as company formation, finance, buying or selling a business, real estate, employment agreements, technology agreements, supply chain matters, and other commercial contracts.

When representing franchisees, I use my knowledge and experience to efficiently assist franchisees to understand FDDs, negotiate franchise agreements, and achieve success with their franchise concept.

I began practicing law in 1997 after graduating from Duke University law school.

As counsel to various chicken restaurant operators, franchisors, and franchisees of brands such as Church’s Chicken, 7 Hens, Boneheads, Teriyaki Madness, and Mrs. Winners, I proudly considers myself one of the premier chicken lawyers of the southeast. However, I don’t yet represent a buffalo wing concept and I would gladly trade legal services for buffalo wings.

E-Mail: pete@shipedosiklaw.com

education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Duke University, B.A. Political Science, Cum Laude, 1993

leadership

  • Franchise Times “Legal Eagle” 2014-2018
  • Chair (2012-2013), Franchise and Distribution Section of Georgia Bar Association

memberships

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Franchise & Distribution Section)

speaking engagements

  • “How To Negotiate A Franchise Agreement” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2017)
  • “Franchise Lease Agreements” (National Business Institute, May 2015)
  • “Pros and Cons of Item 19 Disclosures” (Southeast Franchise Forum, July 2014)
  • “Dealing with Challenging Franchisees” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2013)
  • “Franchise Law Basics” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2012)
  • “Material Changes that Impact Franchisors” (IFA Legal Symposium, May 2011)
  • “Terminations and Alternatives to Terminations” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2011)
  • “The Law, Business Strategies and Franchise Sales” (Franchise Development Conference, September 2010)
  • “Enforcing System Standards and the Risk of Vicarious Liability” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, November 2009)

endorsement

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pete over the past ten years in a variety of capacities and feel fortunate to have had the benefit of his advice and counsel. In an increasingly complex, deal oriented environment Pete’s in depth legal knowledge is invaluable in achieving a successful result. He finds ways to get things done and does so in a timely and practical manner. I have complete confidence in his ability to handle all aspects of our franchise business ranging from disclosure requirements through new store and territory sales, acquisitions and transfers. Pete is a great resource for our company and our franchisees and we are lucky to have him on our team.”

— Scott Moffitt, CEO, Sunny Street Café

Partner

Pete Dosik

profile

I am a leader in Atlanta’s franchise law community, as well as a sophisticated business law generalist. My law career began at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, where I focused on debt finance and general business transactions. My previous experience also includes in-house counsel roles at Church’s Chicken and at Starwood Hotels. In these positions, I learned the importance of developing an in-depth knowledge of my clients’ businesses and providing practical solutions to legal problems.

I am committed to providing clients with high-value and efficient legal service at a reasonable cost.

Together with my partners, I work with franchisors in Georgia and across the United States to establish, build, and operate “best-in-class” franchise systems in a wide variety of industries. For franchisor clients, I prepare franchise disclosure documents, advise on domestic and international franchising, and provide strategic guidance. I help franchisors to comply with federal and state franchise laws and regulations, deal with franchisees, enforce brand standards, and resolve disputes.

I help business owners do much more than just franchise. At Shipe Dosik Law, I also act as general counsel to numerous businesses, providing legal services in various business transactions such as company formation, finance, buying or selling a business, real estate, employment agreements, technology agreements, supply chain matters, and other commercial contracts.

When representing franchisees, I use my knowledge and experience to efficiently assist franchisees to understand FDDs, negotiate franchise agreements, and achieve success with their franchise concept.

I began practicing law in 1997 after graduating from Duke University law school.

As counsel to various chicken restaurant operators, franchisors, and franchisees of brands such as Church’s Chicken, 7 Hens, Boneheads, Teriyaki Madness, and Mrs. Winners, I proudly considers myself one of the premier chicken lawyers of the southeast. However, I don’t yet represent a buffalo wing concept and I would gladly trade legal services for buffalo wings.

E-Mail: pete@shipedosiklaw.com

endorsement

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pete over the past ten years in a variety of capacities and feel fortunate to have had the benefit of his advice and counsel. In an increasingly complex, deal oriented environment Pete’s in depth legal knowledge is invaluable in achieving a successful result. He finds ways to get things done and does so in a timely and practical manner. I have complete confidence in his ability to handle all aspects of our franchise business ranging from disclosure requirements through new store and territory sales, acquisitions and transfers. Pete is a great resource for our company and our franchisees and we are lucky to have him on our team.”

— Scott Moffitt, CEO, Sunny Street Café

education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Duke University, B.A. Political Science, Cum Laude, 1993

leadership

  • Franchise Times “Legal Eagle” 2014-2018
  • Chair (2012-2013), Franchise and Distribution Section of Georgia Bar Association

memberships

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Franchise & Distribution Section)

speaking engagements

  • “How To Negotiate A Franchise Agreement” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2017)
  • “Franchise Lease Agreements” (National Business Institute, May 2015)
  • “Pros and Cons of Item 19 Disclosures” (Southeast Franchise Forum, July 2014)
  • “Dealing with Challenging Franchisees” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2013)
  • “Franchise Law Basics” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2012)
  • “Material Changes that Impact Franchisors” (IFA Legal Symposium, May 2011)
  • “Terminations and Alternatives to Terminations” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, February 2011)
  • “The Law, Business Strategies and Franchise Sales” (Franchise Development Conference, September 2010)
  • “Enforcing System Standards and the Risk of Vicarious Liability” (Georgia Bar Franchise Section, November 2009)