11 Gray Plant Mooty Lawyers Named 2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


MINNEAPOLIS (April 24, 2017) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that eight of its lawyers have been named 2017 “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers” and three have been named 2017 “Washington, D.C. Rising Stars.”

The Super Lawyers designation identifies Washington, D.C. lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of Washington, D.C. lawyers receive the distinction.

The following GPM attorneys were named 2017 “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers”:

  • Jan S. Gilbert (Franchise/Dealership)
  • Mark A. Kirsch (Franchise/Dealership, Business/Corporate, International)
  • Peter J. Klarfeld (Franchise/Dealership, Business Litigation)
  • Sheldon H. Klein (Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Media and Advertising)
  • Iris Figueroa Rosario (Franchise/Dealership)
  • Eric L. Yaffe (Franchise/Dealership, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation)
  • Robert L. Zisk (Franchise/Dealership)
  • Carl E. Zwisler (Franchise/Dealership, International)

Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers. To be considered, lawyers must be 40 years old or younger, or must have practiced law for fewer than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Washington, D.C. receive this honor.

The following GPM lawyers were named a 2017 “Washington, D.C. Rising Star”:

  • Julia C. Colarusso (Business Litigation)
  • Maisa Jean Frank (Business Litigation, Franchise/Dealership)
  • Justin L. Sallis (Franchise/Dealership)

About Gray Plant Mooty

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minn., Fargo, N.D., and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national and global basis. Learn more at