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Kathryn ShipeLegal Counsel - Kathryn B. Shipe (Kitt), Attorney, Kilpatrick-Townsend has assisted dozens of companies in structuring, forming, launching, and growing successful franchise programs in numerous industries for over 20 years. Kitt routinely counsels franchise companies and private equity on the purchase and sale of franchise systems, and represents individual owners in the purchase and sale of existing businesses. In addition, she counsels clients on the purchase of franchise rights, assisting in the review of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, development agreements, area representative agreements, and master rights agreements.

Kitt is a leading franchise attorney, recognized by Franchise Times as a "Legal Eagle", with a career in franchising law which spans over 20 years. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and has represented dozens of established and start-up franchisors, in private practice and as in-house counsel.