15 Gray Plant Mooty Franchise Attorneys Recognized As “Legal Eagles”; Largest Number of All Firms


MINNEAPOLIS (April 6, 2016) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys in its Franchise & Distribution Practice Group have been named 2016 “Legal Eagles” by Franchise Times magazine.  This is the largest number of honorees from any single firm.

In addition, Michael Gray, Quentin Wittrock, and Max Schott were inducted into the 2016 class of the Franchise Times Legal Eagles Hall of Fame*, which recognizes attorneys receiving the Legal Eagle designation for 10 consecutive years.

GPM’s 2016 Legal Eagles include:

  • Jennifer Debrow
  • Liz Dillon
  • John Fitzgerald (**)
  • Jan Gilbert
  • Michael Gray (*)
  • Mark Kirsch (**)
  • Peter Klarfeld (**)
  • Gaylen Knack (**)
  • Kate Nilan
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Kirk Reilly (**)
  • Max Schott (*)
  • Quentin Wittrock (*)
  • Robert Zisk
  • Carl Zwisler (**)

 (**) Previous Hall of Fame inductees

The annual Franchise Times Legal Eagles are nominated by their clients and peers and selected after additional research by the Franchise Times editorial board. This year’s list will be published in the April 2016 edition of the Franchise Times.

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 and