Lori L.  Wiese-Parks

Principal - Minneapolis


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Cynthia Hefferan, 612.632.3347

500 IDS Center
80 South 8th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Main: 612.632.3000
Fax: 612.632.4444

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Wiese-Parks, Lori

Lori is a principal at Gray Plant Mooty and a member of the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, and the Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy and Agribusiness & Food practice teams. Her practice focuses on the business and transactional aspects of intellectual property use and protection in all facets of business from organization to bankruptcy, acquisition, merger and termination; and everything in between including independent and collaboration arrangements for the design, development, creation, production, distribution, and other use or licensing of technology, products, and services. Within the intellectual property arena, she specializes in the identification, protection, and management of intellectual property assets on a global basis, including all aspects of trademark usage, clearance, prosecution, protection, enforcement, portfolio management and branding strategy, development and licensing arrangements, and strategic alliances. Lori’s broad background and experience makes her uniquely suited to provide general counsel services to several businesses, addressing for them the many issues that arise in their day-to-day operations.

Lori represents clients of all types and sizes including a number of nonprofit organizations in such diverse industries as software development and distribution, medical services and devices, healthcare, agribusiness, food and beverage, publishing, insurance, clothing/textiles, crafts and gifts, hospitality, entertainment, gaming, education, communication, transportation, education, research, and museum services.

Lori is a frequent lecturer with student and business groups on intellectual property and business issues, and regularly offers in-house training programs to clients on a variety of subjects.



  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981
  • Morningside College, undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, 1978

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Honors and Distinctions

  • “Super Lawyer,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2001-2007
  • Minnesota’s Top 40 Intellectual Property Super Lawyers, 2003, 2004

Community Involvement

  • David B. Jones Foundation, President and Board Member
  • UST - American Museum of Asmat Art, Advisory Board Member