Pete Dosik is a leader in Atlanta’s franchise law community as well as a... more
Pete Dosik is a leader in Atlanta’s franchise law community as well as a sophisticated business law generalist. He is committed to providing clients with high-value, efficient, and practical legal service at a reasonable cost. Drawing on his experience as in-house counsel at Church’s Chicken® (1700+ units in 23 countries, including 250+ company-owned restaurants) and Starwood Hotels (owner and... view profile
I have represented individuals and businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in state... more
I have represented individuals and businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts as well as various arbitration forums in such diverse areas of law as banking and finance, labor and employment, professional liability, restrictive covenants, sale of goods, securities, trade secrets and trusts and estates. I focus my practice, however, on franchise and dis... view profile
I am an active alumnis of the University of Florida. I currently am a member of the... more
I am an active alumnis of the University of Florida. I currently am a member of the University's Atlanta Regional Council and serve on the Department of Political Science Alumni Advisory Board. Of course, I am also an avid Gator football and basketball fan. I am married with two daughters and have lived in Sandy Springs, Georgia for over 20 years. My hobbies are league tennis and gardeni... view profile
Franchise law applies to franchisors like McDonald's ®, who allow you to buy and operate a business using the franchise trademarks, name, and business methods. In return, you, the franchisee, get the name recognition value and reputation of the franchisor. A franchise lawyer will make sure the franchisor treats you fairly. Franchises can be expensive, and when you buy one you are gambling on the franchisor's success. Franchise lawyers know the many franchise laws that prevent the franchisor from taking advantage of you. If you are considering franchising your business, a franchise lawyer can also help you with that decision.