Gray Plant Mooty Adds James Wahl to Global Franchise Practice


MINNEAPOLIS (March 14, 2017) — Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that attorney James Wahl has joined its Franchise & Distribution practice group, practicing in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Wahl concentrates his practice on structuring, documenting, registering, and implementing franchise and distribution programs, as well as registering and protecting clients’ trademark and copyright interests. Wahl also assists clients in building and protecting their brand names and other intellectual property assets.

Wahl is a member of the International Franchise Association’s Legal Legislative Committee, and he has been listed repeatedly in Franchise Times’ annual “Legal Eagles” rankings. In addition, he has been recognized by his legal peers in the pages of Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine, The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

Gray Plant Mooty is one of the world’s leading franchise and distribution law practices, with offices in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. This practice serves franchisors in markets throughout the world at all stages of their development, and their energetic and diverse group of more than 39 lawyers and paralegals work in a collaborative environment to bring clients a wide range of experience in virtually every facet of international and domestic franchising.

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