Join us on August 14 for our next breakfast meeting when Rupert Barkoff and Perry J. McGuire will advise us on recent legal and legislative changes affecting the franchise community.
Maggiano’s Little Italy – PERIMETER
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30346
Chairman of the Franchise Team
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Rupert Barkoff has been practicing franchise, distribution and corporate law with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton since 1973 and is Chairman of the firm’s franchise practice.
Mr. Barkoff served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s 2000 member Forum on Franchising and also on its Governing Committee. He is the second recipient of the Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Barkoff attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate and legal educations.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Mr. McGuire has a general corporate law practice with an emphasis on franchise, M&A and governmental affairs. He has helped companies navigate through local, state, and federal government laws and regulations, and has successfully helped in changing, crafting and passing new laws in many different areas. He has assisted new franchisors starting their business and has assisted mature franchise systems evolve their legal infrastructure to continue to grow their system.