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Gray Plant Mooty

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Managing Officer: Michael Sullivan, Jr.
Number of partners: 96 Number of other lawyers: 75

Firm Overview:
Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. The firm’s attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value, and comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis. Gray Plant Mooty is a full-service law firm with offices in Minnesota, Washington, D.C., and North Dakota. Gray Plant Mooty’s roots date back to 1866.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Franchise & Distribution
Corporate & Business
Health Law
Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy
Labor, Employment & Higher Education
Litigation
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Banking & Financial Services
Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use
Trust, Estate & Charitable Planning
Nonprofit & Tax-exempt Organizations

Franchise & Distribution:
GPM has one of the world’s leading franchise and distribution law practices, with attorneys in the Minneapolis and Washington, DC, offices who serve franchisors at all stages of their development, in the US and throughout the world. GPM has an expansive and seasoned group of franchise litigators who represent franchisors in system-wide disputes, enforcement of non-compete obligations, and supply chain and antitrust matters. GPM offers clients a wide range of experience in virtually every facet of international and domestic franchising.

Corporate & Business:
GPM handles corporate transactions, with strength in corporate finance, entrepreneurial services, M&A, private equity, securities and corporate governance, tax, and technology. Clients ranging from privately held businesses to multinational companies depend on GPM attorneys for day-to-day legal counsel to high-profile transactions and everything in between. GPM also supports agribusiness and food clients on a wide array of matters, including finance, environmental and food safety issues, and animal welfare.

Health Law:
GPM resolves complex regulatory issues for health care organizations and proactively implements sensible plans for the future in an ever-shifting regulatory landscape. Clients range from large multistate delivery systems and health plans to solo rural practitioners. Areas of deep expertise include health care compliance and regulatory matters, health care transactions — including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and financing — and health care litigation.

Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy:
GPM provides clients with comprehensive domestic and cross-border IP solutions. GPM helps clients acquire, protect, and defend their copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, while minimizing risk of infringement. The team is experienced in domain name disputes, social media and internet advising, privacy and data security counseling, and advertising law.

Labor, Employment & Higher Education:
GPM offers clients experience in every aspect of employment and labor law, from defending employers in litigation to representing unionized employers in collective bargaining and grievance arbitration. GPM also advises employers on personnel situations and employment compliance. Clients include large corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, public entities, and higher education institutions.

Litigation:
GPM provides expertise across a range of practice areas, including antitrust, employment, financial services, franchise, general commercial, government investigations, health care, IP, products liability, real estate, shareholder disputes, trust and estate, and white collar defense. Clients range from Fortune 100 corporations with global operations, to colleges and universities, to corporate executives, employees, and professional practice groups.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
GPM has a robust employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, closely held businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities. GPM attracts employers throughout the nation who seek the highest level of expertise on employee benefits and executive compensation issues.

Banking & Financial Services:
GPM has considerable experience in commercial lending, bond financing, payment systems, consumer finance, regulation, reorganizations, and bankruptcy. GPM represents creditors, including banks and other lenders, creditors’ committees, and indenture trustees.

Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use:
GPM represents developers, government agencies, lenders, public and private corporations, builders, contractors, and investors with real estate legal needs of all types, including development/construction, financing, acquisitions and sales, environmental law, and land use management.

Trust, Estate & Charitable Planning:
GPM has a prestigious trust and estate practice that works closely with individuals, families, and their professional advisers to prepare and administer estate plans that pass on family values, provide for the care and support of family members and friends, transfer assets, transition the family business, benefit charities, and minimize income taxes, as well as estate and gift taxes.

Nonprofit & Tax-exempt Organizations:
GPM provides legal counsel in the highly specialized and complex nonprofit legal environment to schools, colleges, and universities; health care organizations; human services programs; community foundations; political organizations; private foundations; start-up nonprofit organizations; and social enterprise nonprofits.