37 Gray Plant Mooty Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018


MINNEAPOLIS (August 15, 2017) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that 37 of its attorneys are recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers In America©.

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 are recognized in the following practice areas:

  • Wade T. Anderson (Real Estate Law)
  • David C. Bahls (Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law)
  • Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop (Non-profit/Charities Law)
  • Phillip W. Bohl (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • John Brower (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • Ann B. Burns (Trusts and Estates)
  • Barry F. Clegg (Tax Law)
  • Michael R. Cunningham (Commercial Litigation)
  • Elizabeth Dillon (Franchise Law)
  • Stephen R. Eide (Employee Benefits Law - ERISA)
  • John W. Fitzgerald (Franchise Law)
  • Jan S. Gilbert (Franchise Law)
  • Michael R. Gray (Franchise Law)
  • Jon M. Hopeman (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • Mark A. Kirsch (Franchise Law)
  • Peter J. Klarfeld (Franchise Law)
  • William D. Klein (Tax Law)
  • Gaylen L. Knack (Franchise Law)
  • John L. Krenn (Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Patent)
  • Phillip L. Kunkel (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • James D. Lamm (Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
  • Dean A. LeDoux (Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Charles K. Maier (Litigation- Banking and Finance)
  • Bruce W. Mooty (Franchise Law)
  • John M. Nichols (Employee Benefits Law - ERISA)
  • Kirk W. Reilly (Franchise Law)
  • Marya P. Robben (Trusts and Estates)
  • Max J. Schott II (Franchise Law)
  • Virginia S. Schubert (Employee Benefits Law - ERISA)
  • Daniel R. Shulman (Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation)
  • James S. Simonson (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation)
  • Catherine L. Sjoberg (Real Estate Law)
  • Michael P. Sullivan, Jr. (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • James A. Wahl (Franchise Law)
  • Eric L. Yaffe (Franchise Law)
  • Robert L. Zisk (Franchise Law)
  • Carl E. 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 full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota. 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