Corporate & Business

Where some see business challenges, we see solutions.

As a corporate law firm, we’re in business to help your business succeed.

From startup ventures  and middle market companies to global Fortune 100 companies that are household names, businesses of all types and spanning myriad industries turn to Gray Plant Mooty for all their full-service legal needs—from day-to-day legal advice to high-profile, multimillion dollar transactions. 

Our team of more than 50 business attorneys—many of whom themselves have previous experience as in-house counsel, as board members and business people—are among the most experienced business lawyers in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest region.

Our clients across the Midwest and nationwide count on us for help not only with the day-to-day business challenges that arise but also for sophisticated legal advice in highly complex circumstances. Whether responding to a simple employment question from the owner of a family business or working with the general counsel’s office of a multinational global corporation to develop a multifaceted and ambitious growth strategy, we are passionate about helping clients find the right legal solutions for all their business needs.

Business clients benefit from our extensive experience.

When it comes to serving business clients, our experience is virtually unmatched.

Our depth of experience from serving various types and sizes of businesses is a distinct advantage to our clients. As a result, our business clients benefit from the extensive knowledge we’ve gained, and the techniques we’ve honed, from working within a range of business types and across industries.

We regularly advise small, mid-size and multinational companies, including:

  • Privately held companies
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Public companies
  • Entrepreneurial ventures  and start-ups
  • Franchises
  • Distributorships 

We also serve the special business law needs of companies spanning a wide range of specialized industries and business sectors including food and beverage and hospitality companies; franchises and distributors;  manufacturing companies; health care practice groups and health care systems; software and technology companies; and countless others.





Whether a day-to-day business issue or a highly complex transaction, Gray Plant Mooty’s experienced corporate attorneys regularly advise business clients through all facets of their legal business needs including:

Corporate and In-House Counsel

We work closely with in-house counsel of privately held and public companies to accomplish their business objectives. Our attorneys include business veterans and former in-house counsel who have a unique understanding of the demands of practicing law within a corporation.

Business Tax

Whether your company seeks financing, wishes to restructure or is considering acquiring a new company, evaluating the tax impact is a crucial element of the strategy. Our tax attorneys offer comprehensive tax services including:

  • Tax planning
  • Tax-oriented financing
  • Responding to government examinations
  • Tax audits
  • Tax protests
  • Tax litigation

Commercial Financial Services

We routinely work with banks, bank holding companies, consumer finance companies, credit unions and payment services providers on a variety of commercial financial services, including:

  • Commercial financing
  • Real estate financing
  • Private debt placement
  • Public finance
  • Loan restructuring
  • Leasing
  • Agribusiness financing
  • Franchise financing
  • Payment systems

Mergers & Acquisitions

We help companies prepare to sell, acquire or divest a business and respond to hostile takeovers. Our experience, along with sound business judgment and strategic negotiation skills, helps us effectively guide our clients through complex transactions.

Private Equity

We regularly assist clients in their efforts to raise and invest private equity at all stages including:

  • Seed capital
  • Venture capital
  • Mature private equity transactions

We represent growth-oriented companies, private equity firms, angel investors, venture capital and mezzanine lenders.

Business Litigation

When companies face a business dispute, they turn to the experienced litigators at Gray Plant Mooty for creative and cost-conscious strategies that resolve issues. With more than 50 litigators trying cases in most every Minnesota state and district court, our depth of experience and our strong reputation speak for themselves.  

Our highly experienced team of corporate attorneys are here to help you with all legal facets of your business needs.

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