Lesley Malinowski is a paralegal with the Franchise & Distribution Practice Group. She works closely with the firm’s attorneys and clients throughout all phases of regulatory and transactional franchise matters. She plays an active role in establishing and maintaining franchise regulatory compliance on behalf of clients at the state, federal, and international levels. She also assists attorneys and clients with the development and growth of their franchise systems domestically and abroad.
Lesley has over ten years of experience as a paralegal in various practice areas, including franchise, intellectual property, trademark, corporate, and litigation in both private practice and corporate legal settings. She has extensive experience with the drafting and negotiation of franchise and related agreements, and she has assisted attorneys and their clients with closing multi-billion dollar business transactions and defending high-stakes, “bet the company,” multi-district, and serial litigation. Lesley is proficient in French.
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.