Gray Plant Mooty's Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop is New Chair of Minnesota State Bar Association Business Law Section

July 14, 2010 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop, a shareholder and chair of the firm's Health & Nonprofit Organizations practice group, is the new chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Business Law Section.

The MSBA Business Law Section—which Bishop previously served as vice chair—drafts, proposes, and reviews legislation, such as improvements to the Business Corporation Act, the Uniform Partnership Act, the Limited Liability Companies Act, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the Nonprofit Corporation Act. The section also conducts an annual Business Law Institute in conjunction with Minnesota CLE, presents breakfast and lunch hour CLE programs, and offers pro bono opportunities for business attorneys in Minnesota.

Bishop's practice with Gray Plant Mooty is focused on providing legal services to health care providers and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. She assists physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other health care entities in negotiating the complex health regulatory environment and provides advice on joint ventures, affiliations, medical staff matters, contracting, tax-exemption matters, and a variety of business planning topics.

In the nonprofit area, Bishop represents a wide range of organizations ranging from start-up nonprofits to well-established foundations and multi-entity nonprofit operating systems. She is an expert on all issues facing nonprofits—from conflict of interest, intermediate sanction, and governance matters to joint ventures, public charity status, and private foundation issues.

Bishop, who received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, is also a member of Gray Plant Mooty's board of directors.

About GPM:

Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) is a law firm driven to solve: we understand our clients' objectives, listen to their needs, and roll up our sleeves to solve their problems. We value client partnerships, and clients value GPM's integrity, loyalty, and entrepreneurial spirit. Drawing on over 144 years of experience, we help businesses move forward because we know where business has been. Recognized as one of the top franchise law firms in the nation and one of the leading corporate firms in Minnesota, GPM is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in St. Cloud, Minnesota and Washington, DC. We are the exclusive Minnesota affiliate of MULTILAW and the Employment Law Alliance, and our 170 attorneys serve regional, national, and international clients.

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