Chambers Again Recognizes Gray Plant Mooty’s Franchise Practice as One of Top Four Globally


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (March 26, 2012) — Gray Plant Mooty is again recognized as having one of the world’s top four franchise law practices in the 2012 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Gray Plant Mooty attorneys Gaylen Knack and Carl Zwisler are singled out by the publication as two of the top 23 global franchise attorneys.

Chambers Global says the following about Gray Plant Mooty:

This 24-strong team handles a wide array of transactional, litigious, and regulatory issues related to franchising. Representative highlights include assisting a large U.S. furniture retailer with preparing international licensing and distribution agreements in Indonesia, Jordan, and Mexico. The team continues to act as counsel to a large-scale fitness conglomerate on its expansion across Asia, Russia, and Latin America. “This firm is very professional and handles clients exceptionally well. I can't speak highly enough of them—I'd hire them again in a minute,” [reports a client]. Gaylen Knack leads the practice group and is particularly well versed in structuring franchise and distribution programs. Clients assert that Carl Zwisler "is very experienced and knowledgeable in international deals."

Since 1999, Chambers has been researching the legal markets of over 180 countries, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Chambers’ directories, published annually, are regarded as the most reputable in the legal profession.

About GPM:

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 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. 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.