George Mize was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1983. He is a native of Columbus, Georgia, was educated in its local public schools, received his B.S. degree, with highest honors, from Auburn University in 1980 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983. At Auburn, George was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. While in law school, he competed on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and served on the Moot Court Board. George's areas of concentration include real estate, commercial lending, business and corporate law, and franchising. George represents numerous small, family and professional businesses, as well as several local banks and lending institutions. In the area of franchise law, George has extensive experience from having represented a large regional franchisor with a system of several hundred franchisees and from advising other business clients about the possibility of franchising. Both on behalf of franchisors and prospective and existing franchisees, George advises and consults with clients in drafting and negotiating franchise agreements, monitoring and addressing compliance issues, and resolving disputes between franchisors and franchisees. George's activities outside of the practice of law are focused primarily on his church, St. Luke United Methodist Church, serving as the Chairman of its Board of Trustees, a member of its Early Learning Center Board, and a member of its Administrative Board. In addition, George has served on or participated in numerous civic and charitable organizations and activities.