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Meredith barnes

Senior Counsel

Main number: 470.300.1020


150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Suite 410
Decatur, GA 30030

Meredith’s practice focuses on the transactional aspects of franchising, including compliance with state and federal franchise regulations, drafting and negotiating of franchise-related agreements and preparing disclosure documents. Meredith counsels franchisors on the best practices for establishing and operating successful franchise systems. Meredith has deep experience with a variety of other legal areas that affect franchisors, such as real estate, supply chain issues, employment and intellectual property.

Meredith began her career at one of the top international law firms in Atlanta, where she practiced in the complex commercial litigation group. Before joining Caiola & Rose, LLC, Meredith worked as Senior Counsel for a large, international restaurant operator and franchisor.  Prior to that, Meredith served as General Counsel for a national restaurant operator franchisor.  Meredith’s prior in-house experience with franchisors allows her to offer clients unique business and legal insight with a broad industry perspective.

Meredith graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board. Meredith lives in Decatur with her husband and children.