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Gray Plant Mooty Attorneys Named 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

7/5/2018

MINNEAPOLIS (July 5, 2018) – Forty-two Gray Plant Mooty attorneys were recognized in the 2018 Super Lawyers® Magazine Minnesota edition. Thirty were named “Super Lawyers” and 12 were named “Rising Stars” in the annual publication.  

The Super Lawyers designation identifies lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers are selected through independent research, peer nomination, and peer evaluations. Only five percent of Minnesota-based lawyers receive the distinction.

The following Gray Plant Mooty attorneys were named 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers; also listed are the areas in which they received the distinction:

  • Jeffrey C. Anderson (Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate)
  • John Brower (Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business)
  • Ann B. Burns (Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Tax)
  • Dean Eyler (Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, Appellate)
  • Susan Gaertner (Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Michael R. Gray (Franchise/Dealership, General Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • John L. Krenn (Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Bruce W. Mooty (Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business)
  • Kirk Reilly (Franchise/Dealership, Business Litigation)
  • Matthew J. Shea (Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Tax)
  • James S. Simonson (Business Litigation, Appellate)
  • Mark D. Williamson (Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate)

Ann B. Burns again made the Top 100: 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Top 50: 2018 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers lists.

Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers. To be considered, lawyers must be 40 years old or younger, or must have practiced law for fewer than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Minnesota receive this honor.

The following Gray Plant Mooty lawyers were named 2018 Minnesota Rising Stars; also listed are the areas in which they received the distinction:

  • Joy Reopelle Anderson (Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Liz Dillon (Franchise/Dealership, International)
  • Ashley Bennett Ewald (Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions, Civil Litigation)
  • Meghann F. Kantke (Employment & Labor)
  • Ryan R. Palmer (Franchise/Dealership, Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property)
  • Betsy J. Whitlatch (Estate Planning & Probate)

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. We are a 180-lawyer, 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, and comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis. Our roots date back to 1866. Learn more at www.gpmlaw.com.