Twelve Gray Plant Mooty Franchise Attorneys Named Franchise Times Legal Eagles 2013


Gray Plant Mooty has more 2013 “Legal Eagle” attorneys than any other law firm in the U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 1, 2013) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys in its Franchise & Distribution practice group have been named 2013 “Legal Eagles” by Franchise Times magazine. Gray Plant Mooty has more attorneys on the list than any other firm in the United States.

In addition, Peter Klarfeld and Carl Zwisler made the Franchise Times Legal Eagles Hall of Fame, which recognizes those attorneys receiving the Legal Eagle designation for 10 straight years. Forty-five attorneys are in the 2013 Hall of Fame, published for the first time in the April 2013 edition of Franchise Times.

Gray Plant Mooty’s 2013 Legal Eagles are:

  • Jennifer C. Debrow 
  • Liz Dillon 
  • John W. Fitzgerald   
  • Jan S. Gilbert   
  • Michael R. Gray  
  • Mark A. Kirsch  
  • Peter J. Klarfeld   
  • Gaylen L. Knack   
  • Kirk W. Reilly   
  • Max J. Schott   
  • Quentin R. Wittrock   
  • Carl Zwisler 

The annual Franchise Times Legal Eagles list recognizes the best attorneys in franchising, as nominated by their clients and peers and selected after additional research by the Franchise Times editorial board. This year's list, published in the April 2013 edition of Franchise Times, includes 154 attorneys and was drawn from more than 775 nominations.

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.