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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 franchisor of iconic hotel brands such as Westin® and Sheraton®), Pete develops in-depth knowledge of his clients’ businesses and emphasizes practical methods to protect his clients while helping them achieve their goals.

In the franchising arena, Pete advises franchisors on how to establish, operate, and grow “best-in-class” franchise systems. He prepares Franchise Disclosure Documents and franchising agreements that incorporate best practices in franchising. He advises on domestic and international franchising, complying with federal and state franchise laws and regulations, dealing with franchisees, enforcing brand standards, terminating non-compliant franchisees, and resolving disputes.

When representing franchisees, Pete uses his knowledge and experience to efficiently assist franchisees in understanding FDDs, negotiating franchise agreements, and achieving business success with their franchise concept.

In addition to franchising and distribution, Pete handles various business transactions, including company formation, finance, buying or selling a business, real estate, employment agreements, technology agreements, supply chain matters, and other commercial contracts.

Pete began practicing law in 1997 after graduating from Duke University law school. He began his career at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, where he focused on debt finance and general business transactions.


Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 50%
  2. M & A: 20%
  3. Corporate: 15%
  4. Contracts: 15%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • David Michael Thomas

    I’ve known Pete Dosik for many years and strongly endorse his skills as a franchise and business lawyer. He does an outstanding job of taking care of his clients and helping them achieve their goals in a cost-effective manner.


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Contact info

Shipe Dosik Law LLC

1145 Zonolite Road
Suite 1
Atlanta, GA, 30324-2794


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EagleFranchise Times Magazine2015
Legal EagleFranchise Times Magazine2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Bar Association, Franchise SectionChair2012 - 2013
State Bar of Georgia, Franchise and Distribution Law SectionExecutive Committee2010 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TeleconferenceFranchise Leases2015
Southeast Franchise ForumFinancial Performance Representations: Pros and Cons2014
Franchise SectionDealing With Challenging Franchisees2013
Franchise Law BasicsFranchise Law Basics2012
Quarterly ProgramTerminations and Alternatives to Terminations2011
Legal SymposiumMaterial Changes that Impact Franchisors2011
Franchise Development ConferenceThe Law, Business Strategies and Franchise Sales2010
Quarterly ProgramEnforcing System Standards and the Risk of Vicarious Liability2009