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38 Gray Plant Mooty Lawyers Named 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 09, 2015 | News Release

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 9, 2015) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that 29 of its lawyers have been named 2015 “Minnesota Super Lawyers” and 9 have been named 2015 “Minnesota Rising Stars.” These attorneys will be recognized in the August issues of Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine, Twin Cities Business, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, as well as the November issue of Super Lawyers Business Edition.

The Super Lawyers designation identifies Minnesota lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of Minnesota lawyers receive the distinction.

The following GPM attorneys were named 2015 “Minnesota Super Lawyers”:

  • David Bahls (Tax)
  • Kathryn Bergstrom (Business Litigation)
  • Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop (Health Care)
  • John Brower (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Ann Burns (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Michael Cunningham (Business Litigation)
  • Jennifer Debrow (Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions)
  • Dean Eyler (Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, Appellate)
  • John Fitzgerald (Franchise/Dealership)
  • Susan Gaertner (Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Michael Gray (Franchise/Dealership)
  • William Klein (Business/Corporate)
  • Gaylen Knack (Franchise/Dealership)
  • John Krenn (Business Litigation)
  • Phillip Kunkel (Banking)
  • James Lamm (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Dean LeDoux (Litigation, Employment & Labor)
  • Carl Crosby Lehmann (Employment & Labor)
  • Charlie Maier (Business Litigation)
  • Craig Miller (Franchise/Dealership)
  • Bruce Mooty (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • John Nichols (Employee Benefits/ERISA)
  • Kirk Reilly (Franchise/Dealership)
  • Matthew Shea (Estate Probate & Planning, Estate & Trust Litigation)
  • Daniel Shulman (Antitrust Litigation)
  • James Simonson (Business Litigation)
  • Michael Sullivan, Jr.  (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Mark Williamson (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Quentin Wittrock (Franchise/Dealership)

Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers. To be considered, lawyers must be 40 years old or younger, or to have practiced law less than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Minnesota receive this honor.

The following GPM lawyers were named a 2015 “Minnesota Rising Star”:

  • Joy Reopelle Anderson (Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Anne Bjerken (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Elizabeth Street Dillon (Franchise/Dealership)
  • Ashley Bennett Ewald (Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions, Civil Litigation: Defense)
  • Loren Hansen (Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation)
  • Inchan Hwang (Securities & Corporate Finance)
  • Jessica Johnson (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Meghann Kantke (Employment & Labor)
  • Andrew Steil (Business Litigation)

About Gray Plant Mooty:

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 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, DC; and Fargo, North Dakota. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.

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