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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Franchise and Distribution Law in Georgia (US) since 2014 and committee member for Ethics Committee group

Michael S. Rosenthal

+1 (404) 640-5961


Mike’s practice primarily involves the representation of franchise, professional franchise and service industry clients, providing both day-to-day business counseling and advice, as well as litigation services when necessary. He has represented numerous startup franchisors, sellers of business opportunities, and other sellers in licensing and distribution arrangements and counsels on ways to structure their business. Mike files necessary government registrations and disclosures, addresses regulatory problems and concerns and represents his clients in court to protect their interests. He particularly enjoys working with clients in the planning stages in order to avoid regulatory and other issues.

Before Taylor English

Mike was a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

After graduating law school, Mike served four years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia. Following his entry into private practice in 1984, Mike remained active in service to the State of Georgia, both in the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs (as Coordinator of Special Projects) and as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Until its 2007 sale for $6.2 Billion, Mike served as an independent Director of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. (IRRETI), a public real estate investment trust which was one of the largest owners of retail space in the Southeast. IRRETI managed over 300 retail shopping centers or single tenant properties, primarily east of the Mississippi River.

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Built for Business. At Taylor English, we have a clear understanding of today’s business environment, as it affects virtually every industry. We are committed to bringing responsiveness, ingenuity, leadership and best practices to every relationship. And we stand ready to help our clients achieve success after success.

Built for Results. Engineered to run like a successful business, we measure success from our clients’ perspective, seeking every opportunity to enhance their return on investment and earn their retention and satisfaction.  Our reputation is built on delivering outcomes that enhance revenues, support compliance, maintain security and drive profitability.

Built for Value. That means we insist on efficient, high-quality legal counsel for your business. Our attorneys have served as in-house counsel of national public and private companies, as chairs of corporate practice groups at major law firms, achieving both deep and broad knowledge in the areas that concern you most. We are committed to principles of fairness, efficiency, optimization, flexibility and savings.

“Taylor English’s basic touchstones are what first attracted us to the firm. Their foundation is set up to manage costs aggressively in an efficient way, which translates to lower cost but superb experience and quality.”

– Jonathan Waller, General Counsel, Waffle House, Inc.

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