What's New At Larkin Hoffman
  • Larkin Hoffman is Honored to Support IFA's Partnership With Blue Star Families

    Larkin Hoffman is honored to sponsor the International Franchise Association's (IFA) partnership with Blue Star Families in support of Blue Star Families Welcome Week. The Blue Star Families organization supports veterans and their families by connecting them with neighbors and resources in an effort to help them feel welcome and supported when they move to new communities across the world. 

  • Jake Steen Moderates Bisnow State of the Construction and Real Estate Market Event

    Jake Steen recently moderated a Bisnow panel discussion covering the trends, opportunities and forecasted growth of the Twin Cities construction and real estate markets at Bisnow’s “Twin Cities State of the Market” event held in Minneapolis on August 18, 2022. The panel discussed where capital investment is going, the effect of rising interest rates on new development projects, the impact of rent control policies, how developers are pushing new projects forward, what a return to the office is looking like, and the future of redevelopment in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.  

  • 18 Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America®; Joe Fittante Named "Lawyer of the Year"

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that the 18 attorneys were selected by their peers as The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2022.  Joseph Fittante was also recognized as the 2023 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Franchise Law. 

  • Larkin Hoffman Participates in the Second Annual Bloomington Pride Event

    On August 13, 2022, the City of Bloomington held its second annual Bloomington Pride event on the east lawn of the Bloomington Civic Plaza with entertainment, food, arts, crafts and games. Larkin Hoffman was proud to be included as a community sponsor of the event and to support the LGBTQ+ community.  A number of our attorneys and staff attended the event and engaged with attendees including firm friends, clients and Bloomington Mayor, Tim Busse. We look forward to continuing our support in the years to come.

  • Building the RBC Gateway: Interview with Bill Katter, President of United Properties Development

    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Katter, President of United Properties Development, in the firm’s new offices located in the RBC Gateway, a building he developed. The 37-story tower sits on a key block linking the downtown Minneapolis core with the bustling North Loop neighborhood and providing tenants with commanding views of the Mississippi River, just a few blocks away.

  • Larkin Hoffman Launches New Real Estate Podcast

    Interested in hearing from real estate and construction industry leaders in the Minnesota market? Looking for insight and commentary on the state of local real estate projects and planning? Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce a new Larkin Hoffman Real Estate Podcast series where we will share insights and commentary from industry leaders in our region.

  • Larkin Hoffman Releases 2022 Minnesota Primary Election Guide

    Today marks the start of the last weekend of campaigning before the state’s primary election on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 and rarely has Minnesota seen so many intra-party contests in a single year. In addition to three competitive congressional races, dozens of state legislative districts across Minnesota have yet to determine who will be on the ballot come the November general election.  The once-every-decade redrawing of Minnesota’s electoral map has pit some incumbents against one another while a conservative grassroots organization called Action4Libery has sought to challenge a number of incumbent Republicans, particularly in greater Minnesota. 

  • Joe Fittante Appointed to NASAA Advisory Committee

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to congratulate Joe Fittante on his appointment to the Advisory Committee to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Franchise and Business Opportunities Project Group (the “Advisory Committee”).  The twelve-member Advisory Committee works with state and federal regulators on franchise law issues and assists in the training of state franchise examiners.

  • Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Named 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Larkin Hoffman is honored to announce 15 attorneys have been named in the 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list and 8 attorneys have been named as Minnesota Rising Stars®.  

  • Finding the Future: “Getting to Yes” Interview with Karla Henderson

    Last year, the City of Bloomington Minnesota hired Karla Henderson to help steer the city’s redevelopment as Director of Community Development. She is well qualified for the job since she served in Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s inner circle and brings a wealth of experience turning around neighborhoods to her new job in Minnesota.

  • Mall of America Lease Appeal Heads to the U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a case involving MOAC Mall Holdings LLC, the owner of Mall of America, involving a lease dispute with Transform Holdco LLC. The dispute arose when Sears Holdings Corporation, in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case, sought to assign its $10 per year Mall of America lease to Transform.

  • Peter Coyle and Rob Stefonowicz Included in Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 Construction and Real Estate Law List

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to congratulate Peter Coyle and Rob Stefonowicz on their inclusion in Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 in Construction and Real Estate Law.  The Power 30 selections were made by the editorial team based on their experience, interviews with respected attorneys and others around the state, and a review of the outcomes of significant cases handled by these attorneys. 

  • Bill Griffith Recognized as a 2022 Notable Partner in Law

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to congratulate William "Bill" Griffith on his selection by Twin Cities Business as a 2022 Notable Partner in Law.   The nominees were recognized for "their results-oriented legal work, pro bono efforts, and community involvement...Partners in Law candidates must have a minimum of seven years of experience in their field and have shown the ability to effect change in their roles or areas of practice" (Twin Cities Business).

  • Chambers USA Ranks Larkin Hoffman Highly in Franchise and Real Estate for 2022

    Larkin Hoffman was once again recognized as a leading real estate and franchise firm in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual guide identifying the top attorneys and firms in the United States. The publication also recognized eight of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their fields.

  • Larkin Hoffman Congratulates Minnesota Aurora and Team Attorney Matthew Bergeron on Their Inaugural Season

    Larkin Hoffman is excited to congratulate Minnesota Aurora and Matthew Bergeron, who serves as the team's General Counsel, as they kick off their inaugural season.  Minnesota Aurora is a women-led, community-owned pre-professional women’s soccer team that was founded last year by a group of nine community members including Matthew Bergeron.  The group subsequently raised $1 million through a community ownership campaign and have sold out TCO Stadium for this evening’s home opener.  The club is competing in the inaugural season of the W-League, a new women’s pre-professional nationwide league organized by the United Soccer League.

  • Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Attorney Patrick Butler to Its Tax, Trusts, and Estate Planning Groups

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Patrick Butler will continue his career with the firm as an attorney in the Tax, Trusts and Estate Planning groups. Since 2017, Patrick has served as the firm’s Director of Library and Research Services where he provided in-depth legal research and analysis, industry and company analysis, and administered state-of-the-art resources and intelligence tools to support the practice and business of law.   

  • Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Real Estate Litigation Attorney Katherine Herman

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of attorney Katherine Herman to our real estate and business litigation practice groups. Katherine represents developers, property owners, and businesses facing a broad range of complex litigation, real estate, and business disputes.  As a member of our litigation team, Katherine shares Larkin Hoffman’s philosophy of looking for creative ways to resolve disputes without litigation when possible.

  • Christopher Yetka Offers Insight in Twin Cities Business Cybersecurity Article

    Twin Cities Business recently sought insight from Larkin Hoffman's attorney Christopher Yetka, for the in-depth cybersecurity article 'Law Firms Fortify Cyber Defenses' published on May 9, 2022. The post addresses hackers targeting businesses with ransomware and identifies a few steps that can be taken to protect digital systems. It also mentions that a number of Twin Cities-area law firms have established robust protocols to protect their client's data and are increasingly advising their business clients on cybersecurity issues.

  • Molly Eichten Selected as One of the World's Leading Trademark Professionals for 2022

    Larkin Hoffman is delighted to announce that for the sixth consecutive year Molly Eichten has been recognized in the 2022 edition of WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for her work in trademark property prosecution and strategy. World Trademark Review is a news service dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers.

  • Larkin Hoffman's Intellectual Property Team Featured in Law360

    Larkin Hoffman’s intellectual property litigation team was featured in Law360. The article "Walmart Cleared Of Infringing Animal Harness Patent, For Now", features a summary of an order handed down by  U.S. District Judge Mark C. Scarsi which held that a patent infringement complaint against Walmart wasn't specific enough to support a direct infringement claim.  The article notes that Larkin Hoffman attorneys Christopher Young and John Cotter were among the attorneys who represented Walmart.  

  • Five Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Legal Eagles by Franchise Times

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Joe Fittante, Chuck Modell, Jim Susag, Max Schott II and Sawan Patel have been recognized as 2022 Legal Eagles by Franchise Times. 

  • Megan Rogers on Table of Experts Panel Discussing Women in Law

    Larkin Hoffman’s attorney, Megan Rogers, was recently invited to be a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s panel discussion about how the pandemic has impacted women in the legal profession. Throughout the discussion, Megan addressed a number is issues including the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on women and some of the particular obstacles faced by women in the legal profession.

  • Bryan Huntington Moderates Bisnow Construction Market Event

    Bryan Huntington recently led a panel discussion about how to start and continue current projects given the current labor, supply chain, material cost and local policy issues in the Twin Cities construction market at Bisnow’s “Construction Market Analysis” event held in Minneapolis on March 16, 2022.

  • Larkin Hoffman Announces Two New Shareholders

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Inga Kingland and Matthew Bergeron have been elected shareholders of the firm.

  • Finding the Future: Learning Lessons From Permaculture

    Bill Griffith's latest Finding the Future podcast features an interview with Rony Lec, the founder of IMAP.

  • Patrick Plunkett Honored with 2021 Minnesota Icon Award from Finance & Commerce

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Patrick Plunkett has been honored with the 2021 Minnesota Icon Award from Finance & Commerce.

  • Larkin Hoffman Sponsors Bisnow Power Women Event

    On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Bisnow held its annual Twin Cities Power Women event "Carry as You Climb: The Collective Movement to Empower Gender Equitable Leadership" which was proudly sponsored by Larkin Hoffman to highlight the success of women in the commercial real estate and construction industries.

  • U.S. News Names Larkin Hoffman "Best Law Firm" for 2022

    Larkin Hoffman has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in 2 practice areas and regionally in 10 practice areas.

  • Larkin Hoffman Ranked Highly by Chambers USA in Franchise, Real Estate for 2021

    Larkin Hoffman was recognized as a leading real estate and franchise firm in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual guide identifying the top attorneys and firms in the United States. The publication also recognized eight of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their fields.

Highlights
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Larkin Hoffman attorneys in franchising, construction and real estate were again ranked highly by Chambers USA.

Larkin Hoffman has been named a ‘Best Law Firm’ by U.S. News for 2022.

Larkin Hoffman has been named one of the country’s Top 50 Construction Law Firms® by Construction Executive magazine.