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, Industrial & Warehouse, and Office industry teams.

Bo has extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate and his practice primarily supports clients involved in retail. His clients are involved with all areas of retail, including nationally recognized developers and tenants (including both franchisor and franchisee clients). As such, he has a great deal of experience representing both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations and buyers and sellers of real estate, 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 sometimes arise between franchisors and franchisees.


  • Represented large, national retailer with the negotiation of approximately 130 leases (from 2011 to 2015)

  • Represents national retailer as primary outside counsel with real estate matters such as lease negotiation and property management matters

  • Represents regional and national developers with the acquisitions, disposition and leasing of real estate and property management issues

  • Serves as outside counsel for national restaurant retailer primarily with regard to the negotiation of leases and the acquisition of existing restaurants

  • Serves as preferred vendor for franchisee for national recognized child care concept

  • Serves as primary outside counsel to franchisor of health clubs with lease review and franchise rider negotiation

  • Serves as primary outside counsel to franchisor of restaurant retailer, including lease negotiation for corporate stores and lease review and franchise ride negotiations for franchise stores

  • Serves as primary outside real estate counsel for large regional developer, primarily operating in Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky


  • 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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