Fourteen Gray Plant Mooty Lawyers, Firm Recognized for Most U.S.-Based Lawyers Among Top Competitors


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 10, 2014) — Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in Who’s Who Legal’s Most Highly Regarded Firms, with fourteen lawyers in the firm’s Franchise and Distribution practice group featured. Among several outstanding firms, Gray Plant Mooty is proud to be noted as the firm with the highest number of U.S.-based lawyers.

From the Minneapolis office, Elizabeth Street Dillon, John Fitzgerald, Michael Gray, Franklin Jesse, Gaylen Knack, Kevin Moran, Kirk Reilly, Max Schott, and Quentin Wittrock were individually recognized for their expertise in franchise law.

From the Washington, D.C., office, Jan Gilbert, Mark Kirsch, Peter Klarfeld, Robert Zisk, and Carl Zwisler were recognized for their individual expertise.

The publication recognizes “fantastic” Minneapolis attorney Gaylen Knack as “very efficient and creative” with his experience in private practice and in-house as a franchise executive. Max Schott is hailed as a “true specialist” in franchise agreements, and Quentin Wittrock as a “big name” for his litigation work. Michael Gray is “in demand” with his “remarkable trial experience” throughout the U.S., and Kirk Reilly is “frequently seen in high-profile disputes” across the nation in recent cases involving the franchisor relationship, fraud claims, breach of contract, and false advertising.

In Washington, D.C., Carl Zwisler is noted as “prominent figure” and “highly sought after” for by foreign franchisors preparing to enter the U.S. market. Mark Kirsch is applauded for his “first-class” regulatory knowledge, and recognized as “one of the best transactional lawyers in the country.”

About Gray Plant Mooty:

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading 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, Minn., Washington, D.C., and Fargo, N.D. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.