Gray Plant Mooty Shareholders Re-Elect Four Board Members


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 23, 2010) — The Minneapolis-based law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that David Bahls, John Fitzgerald, Charles Maier, and Tamara Hjelle Olsen have been re-elected to the firm’s board of directors.

Bahls, who serves as Gray Plant Mooty’s vice president, represents businesses and individuals on their transactional tax planning and structuring needs. For over 25 years, he has worked with clients on numerous tax issues, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, limited liability companies, like-kind exchanges, and tax controversy work.

Fitzgerald, cochair of Gray Plant Mooty’s Franchise & Distribution practice group, concentrates his practice in the areas of franchise, real estate, and business law. He acts as outside general counsel for many businesses, some of whom have been with him since he first started practicing law over 30 years ago.

Maier is a senior member of Gray Plant Mooty’s Business & General Litigation practice group. His practice includes a wide array of complex business litigation, closely held corporation disputes, and product liability cases.

Olsen is Gray Plant Mooty’s managing officer and board chair. She’s also a senior employment attorney and cochair of the firm’s Higher Education team. Olsen advises employers on personnel-related matters and colleges and universities on accreditation, FERPA, student affairs, and faculty issues.

These four individuals, along with four shareholders whose terms were not up for re-election this year—Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop, William Klein, Phillip Kunkel, and Edward Laubach—make up Gray Plant Mooty’s eight member board.

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.