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Our Firm
Lathrop GPM’s nearly 400 attorneys practice in 14 offices nationwide, from coast to coast, allowing us to respond to clients’ needs at the local, state or national levels. Lathrop GPM was formed in 2020 through the combination of two 100+-year firms, both with strong Midwestern cores – Lathrop Gage (founded in Kansas City in 1873) and Gray Plant Mooty (founded in Minneapolis in 1866).  

Full-Service Approach
Lathrop GPM provides a full spectrum of corporate legal services: business transactions, employment and employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property and litigation. In addition, we offer large and sophisticated franchise, trusts and estates, and health law teams to further advise businesses, families and individuals.

Nationally Recognized Client Service
Our firm legacy includes recognition among BTI’s “Client Service A-Team” surveys. The recognition, which includes feedback from corporate counsel, is limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the absolute best levels of client service. As a firm, we consistently seek and act on client feedback regarding service. At Lathrop GPM, clients’ needs and their future successes come first.

Exceptional Talent
Lathrop GPM attorneys are consistently honored among the country’s top legal practitioners. Dozens of our attorneys are listed among Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and many have been inducted into the American Colleges in their respective practice areas. Our Franchise & Distribution Practice is ranked as one of the top 12 franchise law practices in the world, and our Environment Law, Employment & Labor, Corporate & Business, Intellectual Property and Real Estate practices all have been recognized for excellence.

Dedication to Diversity & Inclusion
Lathrop GPM is dedicated to being a law firm whose workforce reflects the diversity of the clients we serve and the communities in which we live and practice. We have ongoing initiatives, both internal and external, that proactively strive toward greater diversity and inclusiveness. We actively encourage and foster a culture that is respectful of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.