Michaele (Shelley) Weatherbie
Akerman Senterfitt

750 9th Street NW
The Victor Building, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001, United States
Phone: 202-393-6222
Fax: 202-393-5959

Practice/Organization Description

Co-chair of Franchising & Licensing Group, providing regulatory and transactional legal services for franchise companies from start-up to mature systems. Our advice is organized as The Franchise Lifecycle, and includes The Franchise Seller's Handbook

Bar Admissions

TX, 1989

DC, 2001

VA, 2001


Baylor University School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, Women's Caucus Steering Committee (2007-2011) and Corporate Counsel Steering Committee (1996-2000)

International Franchise Association, Supplier Forum, member; FranGuard, approved provider; Franchise Congress, member; and Certified Franchise Executive, candidate

Capital Area Franchise Association

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Franchise Law, 2012

Who's Who in International Franchise Law, 2008-2012

Franchise Times "Legal Eagle," 2008-2011

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