35 Gray Plant Mooty Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2017


MINNEAPOLIS (August 15, 2016) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that 35 of its attorneys were recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers In America©.

In addition, Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys were recognized with “Lawyer of the Year” awards in their respective practice areas. Each year, only one lawyer is chosen to receive this award for each practice area in each Best Lawyers market. In Minneapolis, William Klein was recognized in the area of Tax Law, and in Washington, D.C., Tom Foley was recognized in the area of Gaming Law.

As the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, Best Lawyers’ listings draw on a national survey involving more than four million evaluations of lawyers by their peers and colleagues. Gray Plant Mooty congratulates the attorneys recognized by this highly respected publication.

The following Gray Plant Mooty attorneys were recognized in the following areas:

  • David Bahls (Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law)
  • Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop (Non-Profit/Charities Law)
  • Phillip Bohl (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • John Brower (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • Ann Burns (Trusts and Estates)
  • Barry Clegg (Tax Law)
  • Michael Cunningham (Commercial Litigation)
  • Stephen Eide (Employee Benefits/ERISA Law)
  • John Fitzgerald (Franchise Law)
  • Thomas Foley (Gaming Law, Native American Law)
  • Jan Gilbert (Franchise Law)
  • Michael Gray (Franchise Law)
  • Richard Hackett (Employee Benefits/ERISA Law)
  • Larry Henneman (Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates)
  • Thomas Keller (Corporate Governance Law)
  • Mark Kirsch (Franchise Law)
  • Peter Klarfeld (Franchise Law)
  • William Klein (Tax Law)
  • Gaylen Knack (Franchise Law)
  • John Krenn (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Patent)
  • Phillip Kunkel (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • James Lamm (Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
  • Carl Crosby Lehmann (Employment Law – Individuals)
  • Bruce Mooty (Franchise Law)
  • John Nichols (Employee Benefits/ERISA Law)
  • Kevin Quigley (Gaming Law, Native American Law)
  • Kirk Reilly (Franchise Law)
  • Max Schott (Franchise Law)
  • Virginia Schubert (Employee Benefits/ERISA Law)
  • Daniel Shulman (Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation)
  • James Simonson (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation)
  • Michael Sullivan, Jr. (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • Eric Yaffe (Franchise Law)
  • Robert Zisk (Franchise Law)
  • Carl Zwisler III (Franchise Law)

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