March 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that its Franchise & Distribution practice group is one of the top practices across the globe recognized in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Elizabeth Dillon, Gaylen Knack, and Carl Zwisler, all Gray Plant Mooty principals, are three of just 32 franchise attorneys worldwide recognized in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global.
Chambers Global notes that Gray Plant Mooty is known for its "robust practice with long-standing experience in cross-border transactions in China, the Middle East and Latin America, and a growing international reach. Assists companies with franchise expansion and represents both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions, with additional expertise in trademark prosecution and portfolio management." Clients recognized the firm as having "great breadth and depth – some of the best lawyers in franchising," and say the team "has all the strengths of one of the biggest firms in the market."
Gaylen Knack, named as a Band 2-ranked lawyer, is noted to impress clients with his "encyclopaedic knowledge of franchise laws in the USA and abroad," and with his "personal approach and responsiveness." Carl Zwisler, ranked in Band 3, is described as "active on the firm’s international work and [he] handles many high-profile matters." Market sources share that he "stands out as a leading member of the franchising team." Elizabeth Dillon, noted as an up-and-coming lawyer, is "actively involved in complex transactions and wins warm recommendation from peers," along with being "highlighted for experience working in emerging markets."
Since 1999, Chambers has been researching the legal markets of over 180 countries, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Chambers’ directories, published annually, are regarded as the most reputable in the legal profession.
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.
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