In 2002, Gray Plant Mooty combined with the law firm of Hall & Byers, bringing together one of Minnesota’s top ten law firms with one of the most influential business law practices in St. Cloud. Established in 1932, Hall & Byers offered legal services in the areas of business and succession planning, personal estate planning, tax advising, business mergers and acquisition, commercial financing, litigation, real estate transactions and development, agriculture, reorganizations and bankruptcy, employment law, personal injury, and family law.
The move to combine these law firms represented a new and innovative investment in the St. Cloud area. Hall & Byers and Gray Plant Mooty both possessed exceptional business law experience, shared various clients throughout Minnesota and surrounding states, and held similar cultural values and commitment to their communities. The merger brought to the St. Cloud community our combined professional experience and legal expertise to provide exceptional services for our clients. Over 20 attorneys are based at our St. Cloud office, making Gray Plant Mooty’s legal expertise and community commitment accessible to clients throughout the region.
Living in St. Cloud
St. Cloud, named after the Paris suburb of Saint-Cloud, is one of the fastest growing regions in Minnesota. The city and adjacent communities, with a population of 100,000 plus, is located 65 miles northwest of the Twin Cities on the Mississippi River.
St. Cloud is a great place to work & live:
- This Old House magazine named St. Cloud as one of its "Best Old House Neighborhoods" in 2010.
- St. Cloud was ranked in the top third of cities on Forbes.com’s list of “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers.”
- In 2007, St. Cloud was selected as a finalist in The International Awards for Livable Communities (The LivCom Awards) which focuses on environmental management and the creation of livable communities.
- St. Cloud’s bus system was named as one of the best transit systems of its size in North America in 2007.
- Three local colleges, St. Cloud State University, St. John’s University and St. Benedict’s College, all appear on Forbes.com’s list of “America’s Best Colleges.“
- St. Cloud Hospital ranks among the top 100 hospitals in the nation.
For more information:
St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce: www.stcloudareachamber.com