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Michael S. Rosenthal

Franchising Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1980
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michael

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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 gardening.  I am a mediocre tennis player, but nonetheless play both doubles and singles all four seasons of the year. 


Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, P.C.
5855 Sandy Springs Circle Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal, PC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Weinstein, Rosenthal & Tobin
  • 1986 - 1996
  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Michael S. Rosenthal
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Special Projects Coordinator
  • Governor's Offfice of Consumer Affairs (now Office of Consumer Protection)
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Georgia Attorney General's Office
  • 1980 - 1984
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • State Bar of Georgia, Franchise and Distribution Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Professional Resource Group
  • Founding Member and Treasurer
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • University of Florida Atlanta Regional Alumni Council
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Franchising Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I originally met Mike over a decade ago, just a few years after I began practicing law, when we were co-counsel in a convoluted and protracted copyright case. It was a pleasure working with him, particularly as a young attorney in an otherwise very contentious case, and I have looked to him as a mentor ever since. He has provided solid guidance on a number of unusual issues over the years, and he is extremely knowledgeable about franchise law in particular. He is also very patient and has an unusually calm demeanor - but he is by no means timid. In short, I endorse and recommend him without reservation for any potential client who seeks assistance with franchise matters or any number of other commercial/business practice areas."
Business Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I met Michael at a lawyers conference. Both of us being business lawyers, I was impressed by Michael's extensive knowledge in the field and would highly recommend clients in his locale to him for their business needs."
Health care Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is among the top in their field. I would surely refer clients who needed help in his community. Michael is very competent and very good with his clients. Highly recommended."
Franchising Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Other
"I recently attended a conference with Michael and found him to be highly knowledgeable in the areas of franchising and business law. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Atlanta area. Very professional and experienced."
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Atlanta Franchising Lawyer Michael S. Rosenthal
Michael S. Rosenthal
Franchising Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 43 years
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