Bob Zisk concentrates his practice on franchise and distribution and commercial litigation. He is cochair of the Franchise & Distribution Practice Group and also serves on the firm's Board of Directors and is a former co-chair of the Franchise & Distribution Practice Group.
Bob has extensive experience as a franchise litigator and counselor. For over thirty years, he has represented national franchisors in litigation with franchisees over issues of financial fraud, system standards, class actions, encroachment, trademark and trade dress infringement, and covenants not to compete. He specializes in addressing franchisee underreporting of sales, tax fraud, and related financial issues, both in and out of court. Bob has worked with major national franchisors to develop cutting edge programs to ensure the honest reporting of sales by franchisees and to address cases of intentional underreporting. He is a frequent speaker on this topic, and has presented programs at the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, the International Franchise Association’s Legal Symposium, and the National Restaurant Association’s Internal Auditors’ Group annual meeting, and to the top executives, legal staff, and auditors of national franchisors.
Bob has tried many cases in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. and has handled many appellate matters. In addition to the franchise matters that he handles, he has litigated cases involving breach of contract, real estate, corporate and insurance coverage issues, product liability, and personal injury.
Bob is a frequent speaker on franchise and litigation issues.
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.