Concentrating her practice in franchise and distribution law, Karli Hussey counsels clients regarding business and regulatory matters, including franchise registration and disclosure, franchise sales compliance, relationship matters, international franchising and distribution, and mergers and acquisitions. Karli works with both start-up and sophisticated franchise systems across a wide range of industries, including restaurants and food service, real estate brokerage, automotive services, hospitality, equipment manufacturing and distribution, educational services, fitness services, and various retail product and service businesses.
Karli typically manages the franchise registration process for more than 25 well-known brands every year, and she regularly assists franchisors with expansion into Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. She brings a practical approach and business focus to client matters.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Karli worked as a certified public accountant in EY’s assurance practice. During her time at EY, Karli worked with a number of Fortune 500 clients to provide investors and regulators with confidence in the validity of their financial statements, business critical information, and processes through performance of financial statement audits, tests of internal controls, and completion of business and asset valuation procedures.
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 full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.