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


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (March 31, 2011) — Gray Plant Mooty has one of the world’s top four franchise law practices, according to the 2011 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Gray Plant Mooty attorneys Gaylen Knack and Carl Zwisler are specifically recognized as two of the top 21 global franchise attorneys.

Chambers Global reports that Gray Plant Mooty “is extremely impressive and its lawyers do a lot of international work. This well-regarded Minneapolis stalwart's franchising department has continued to grow and aids high-profile international clients with their expansion projects. Highlights include assisting a large fitness conglomerate with its growth across Russia, Asia, and Latin America. The 25-strong team has also advised Smoothie King, Home Instead Senior Care, and Sports Clips on global franchising matters.”

Gray Plant Mooty clients appreciate Gaylen Knack’s “fantastic work and detailed knowledge of international affairs,” Chambers Global reports, and Carl Zwisler is seen by peers as “a technically excellent lawyer who does a lot of global work.”

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.