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Michael S. Rosenthal

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Mike Rosenthal is a Corporate Partner who focuses his practice on franchising, distribution, business succession planning, emerging companies, venture capital, and litigation. With his years of experience representing franchise and service industry clients in day-to-day business counseling, Mr. Rosenthal helps his clients avoid regulatory issues by guiding them through the planning stages of their business.

Mr. Rosenthal’s prior role as an independent Director of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. (IRRETI) enables him to view his client’s needs from their perspective. IRRETI is a public real estate investment trust which was one of the largest owners of retail space in the Southeast, having managed over 300 retail shopping centers or single tenant properties. Additionally, Mr. Rosenthal files government registrations and disclosures, addresses regulatory problems and concerns, and represents his clients in court to protect their interests.

While Mr. Rosenthal was a member of an Am Law 100 law firm, he counseled a variety of new and experienced franchise clients. For four years, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia. He also served as the Coordinator of Special Projects and Special Assistant Attorney General in the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs.

He earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Florida.


American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

Georgia Bar Association Franchise and Distribution Law Section

University of Florida, Alumni Association’s Atlanta Regional Council

University of Florida, Alumni Advisory Board to the Department of Political Science

Exit Planning Exchange, Atlanta Chapter, Board Member



University of Florida, Levin College of Law, JD, 1980

University of Florida

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