Chris Carlisle cochairs Gray Plant Mooty’s General Business & Tax practice group. He provides a broad range of services to both established and emerging companies in a variety of industries, with significant client concentrations in technology, life science, agribusiness, franchise and manufacturing.
Chris often takes an “outside general counsel” approach with his clients—he acts as the quarterback for executives and managers on all their legal needs, providing them with a single point of contact and accountability for their projects with Gray Plant Mooty. In fulfilling this role, Chris
Chris advises companies in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, governance, joint ventures and other strategic business arrangements, and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, with a particular focus on technology based transactions (licensure and use based agreements).
Chris has significant experience in other matters, including intellectual property, international transactions, governance and other matters.
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 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.