Bartow (Bo) B. Duncan III


Direct: 404.873.8186
Fax: 404.873.8187
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Bo is a partner in the Real Estate practice and a member of the Retail industry team.

Bo has extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate. His practice primarily supports clients involved in retail, including nationally recognized developers and tenants. As such, Bo has a great deal of experience representing both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations and buyers and sellers of real estate related to retail, including shopping centers. His experience includes representing clients on matters nationwide.

As part of his practice, Bo has experience representing nationally recognized franchisors and many franchisees. In addition to real estate matters, he advises clients on issues that arise between franchisors and franchisees.


  • Serves as primary outside counsel for national quick-service retailer for long-term ground leases and purchase of real property located in the Northeast.
  • Serves as outside counsel for national drive-through retailer for long-term ground leases of real property located in the Southeast.
  • Serves as primary outside real estate counsel for large regional retail developer, primarily operating in Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
  • Represents regional and national developers with the acquisition, disposition, and leasing of real estate and property management issues.
  • Serves as preferred vendor for franchisee for nationally recognized childcare concept.
  • Serves as primary outside counsel to franchisor of health clubs with lease review and franchise rider negotiation.
  • Represented large, national retailer (junior box space) with the negotiation of approximately 130 leases (from 2011 to 2015).


    • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor,
      cum laude
    • Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Finance
    • State of Georgia 2002
      • Urban Land Institute, Member
      • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
      • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Volunteer
      • Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Member
      • Dunwoody High School Women’s Lacrosse, Board Member


    • “Rising Star,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2011

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