Gray Plant Mooty Makes Another Strong Showing in “Best Law Firms” Rankings


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (November 1, 2011) — The Minneapolis-based law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is ranked 20 times in the 2011-2012 U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® rankings of the nation’s “Best Law Firms.”

Nationally, Gray Plant Mooty is ranked in the first tier in Franchise Law and in the third tier in General Commercial Litigation, Litigation—Trusts & Estates, and Tax Law.

In the Minneapolis region (which includes the firm’s Minneapolis and St. Cloud offices), eight Gray Plant Mooty practices are ranked in the first tier: Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Franchise Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax law, and Trusts & Estates Law. The firm is also ranked in the second tier in the Minneapolis region in Employment Law—Management, Labor Law—Management, Litigation—Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation—Real Estate, Litigation—Tax, Litigation—Trusts & Estates, and Real Estate Law.

In Washington, DC, Gray Plant Mooty is ranked in the first tier in Franchise Law.

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011. National and metropolitan first-tier ranking are featured in a “Best Law Firms” standalone publication being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and available in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. Additionally, the rankings in their entirety are available online.

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,, and Best Lawyers is a leading survey of lawyers worldwide. The U.S. News-Best Lawyers law firm rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes thousands of clients, lawyers, and law firm representatives.

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.