Kitt Shipe

Kitt Shipe

Kitt Shipe has assisted dozens of companies in structuring, forming, launching, and growing successful franchise programs in numerous industries for over 20 years. She 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 started her career in law at Kilpatrick Townsend in its Atlanta, Georgia office, where she concentrated her practice on licensing and franchising, securities, M&A and general corporate matters. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2018, Kitt was the founding partner of a boutique franchise and business law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia that launched over 50 start up franchisors. She also served as in-house franchise counsel for several internationally known franchise brands including Jan-Pro Franchising International, Great American Cookies, and Marble Slab.

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The difference between franchise council and franchise associations
Marc Lieberstein and Kitt Shipe join Jim Blasingame to reveal the difference between a franchise council and an association, and why this is important for prospective franchise buyers to understand.
Marc Lieberstein and Kitt Shipe join Jim Blasingame to report on how the American Relief Act is designed to assist the restaurant industry with federal grants, first for disadvantaged owners, and soon for all restauranteurs.
Marc Lieberstein and Kitt Shipe join Jim Blasingame to reveal the difference between a franchise council and an association, and why this is important for prospective franchise buyers to understand.