What's New At Larkin Hoffman
  • 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 sponsored by Larkin Hoffman to highlight the success of women in the commercial real estate and construction industries.

  • Larkin Hoffman Hosts the Annual Minnesota Surety Conference

    On November 4, Larkin Hoffman hosted the annual Minnesota Surety Conference in association with the Minnesota Surety Association. Leaders from across the industry met to discuss the challenges they are facing and how best to address  them. Topics including cyber security, insurance and response plans, succession planning, and change orders were discussed this year. Inga Kingland and Dave Hammargren moderated the event which featured presentations by Chris Yetka and Patrick Cole of Larkin Hoffman, Joe Kingland of Blue Team Alpha and Alex McBride of Wipfli.

  • Voters of Minneapolis and St Paul Vote in Historic Election

    While the nation turned its eyes to New Jersey and Virginia, most Minnesotans focused their election night attention on the City of Minneapolis. Having been thrust prominently into the national spotlight during the civil unrest last June, the role of Mayor in Minneapolis and St. Paul has prompted significant discussion and debate in the months that followed.

  • 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 Welcomes IP Attorney David McKinley

    It is with great pleasure that we announce David J. McKinley has joined our intellectual property team.  David focuses his practice on helping companies establish a robust patent portfolio in order to attract larger companies interested in acquisition and repel potential competitors.  In his 23 years of patent practice, David has written and successfully prosecuted hundreds of patents. 

  • Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Cory Behrendt as Chief Information Officer

    We are pleased to announce that Cory Behrendt has joined Larkin Hoffman as our Chief Information Officer. Cory arrives with substantial technology leadership experience and will build upon our strong technology foundation to achieve transformation in the way we work toward enabling our clients in achieving their goals.

  • Bryan Huntington Achieves Real Property Specialist Certification

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Bryan Huntington has received the Real Property Specialist Certification. According to the Minnesota State Bar Association, “Fewer than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field.” Bryan Huntington joins a strong group of colleagues on our real estate team who have achieved the MSBA Board Certified Real Property Specialists certification including Tom Alexander, Ryan Boe, Brandi Kerber, Tamara O'Neill Moreland, Jim Susag, Tim Stoltman, Gary Renneke  and Gary Van Cleve.

  • Finding the Future: Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless

    In cities across the country, the pandemic has brought home the plight of the homeless.  Rising home prices, job losses and economic disparity have left more and more people without viable housing options.  Communities everywhere are struggling to find alternatives to the tent cities that have sprung up in public parks and along highways.

  • Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Two New Attorneys: Maureen Lodoen and Greg Otsuka

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of attorneys Maureen A. Lodoen and Gregory S. Otsuka.

  • Influential Trade Publication, Public Utilities Fortnightly, features Christopher Yetka’s Article, Environmental Contamination: Old Insurance Policies Could Be Worth Their Weight in Gold

    The first of a two-part article by Christopher Yetka, chair of Larkin Hoffman’s Insurance Recovery & Advice Practice, has been published in Public Utilities Fortnightly. The article, entitled, Environmental Contamination: Old Insurance policies Could be Worth Their Weight in Gold, addresses the best approach a utility can take to identify and secure coverage from ancient insurance policies for significant environmental contamination liability exposure.

  • Eighth Circuit Affirms Insurance Bad Faith Award Obtained by Christopher Yetka and Sarah Greening, Among the First in Minnesota Federal District Court

    On August 30, 2021, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a finding of bad faith against Selective Insurance Company of South Carolina.  Selective had accused a homeowner of fraud when he brought a claim for hail damage following a storm in 2015.  The unfounded accusation of fraud arose because the policyholder’s home had been hit by a storm in 2010, the policyholder was paid for the earlier damage, and made representations about what was and was not repaired after the earlier storm.  

  • Larkin Hoffman Participates in Bloomington's First Pride Event

    On August 14, the City of Bloomington held its first annual Pride event on the east lawn of the Civic Plaza with entertainment, food, arts, crafts and games. Larkin Hoffman was proud to participate in the well-attended event with an information booth. Nic Puechner engaged with attendees including state representatives, firm friends, clients and the Mayor Tim Busse. We look forward to participating in the years to come!

  • Celebrating National Women's Equality Day: Tamara O'Neill Moreland Interviewed About the Price and Rewards of Pursuing Growth

    On August 26th we celebrated National Women's Equality Day commemorating the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  The 1920 amendment prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex.  In celebration of women’s equality, Larkin Hoffman is honored to have real estate litigator Tamara O'Neill Moreland selected as one of the first women to be interviewed in CenterForce USA's new "The Women, Diversity & Change Podcast" as part of their "Journeys to Equity" series.

  • Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Attorney Sarah G. Voeller

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of Sarah G. Voeller to our intellectual property team. Sarah joins us as an accomplished intellectual property attorney with 18 years of experience practicing both as an in-house attorney and in private practice. Sarah focuses her practice on assisting clients in adopting, maintaining and enforcing brands. She provides opinions on the usability and/or registrability of trademarks before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and manages all phases of U.S. and international trademark portfolio management including searches, availability and registrability opinions, acquisitions, licensing, infringement opinions, and trademark prosecution.

  • Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2022 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that the 15 attorneys were selected by their peers as The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2022.

  • Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Named 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Larkin Hoffman is honored to announce 17 attorneys have been named in the 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list and 10 attorneys have been named as Minnesota Rising Stars. Lynn Baldus, Matthew Bergeron, Bryan Huntington and Jake Steen have all been recognized on the Rising Stars list for the first time this year.

  • Tamara O’Neill Moreland Moderates Bisnow Minneapolis Construction & Development Webinar

    Skyrocketing construction material costs have been front-page news in recent months. Tamara O’Neill Moreland moderates a wide-ranging discussion with Ari Parritz, Managing Principal of Afton Park, and Chris Osmundson, Director of Development at Alatus, on the many trends in construction that are changing the development of projects now and into the future.

  • Peter Coyle and Dave Hammargren Included in Minnesota Lawyer’s Inaugural POWER 30 Construction and Real Estate Law List

    Larkin Hoffman is delighted to congratulate Peter Coyle and Dave Hammargren on their inclusion in Minnesota Lawyer’s inaugural "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. 

  • Dan Ballintine and Tim Rye Elected to Larkin Hoffman's Board of Directors

    Larkin Hoffman shareholders Daniel J. Ballintine and Timothy A. Rye were elected to the law firm’s board of directors. Tamara O’Neill Moreland was re-elected to the board and Paul R. Smith was re-elected as president of the firm. Other members of the firm’s governing board are Paul B. Plunkett, Joseph J. Fittante and Susan E. Tegt.

  • 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.

  • Larkin Hoffman’s Employment Attorneys Help Navigate Workplace Issues During COVID-19

    Larkin Hoffman’s employment attorneys Phyllis Karasov, Dan Ballintine and Andrew Moran recently sat down for Finance and Commerce in a webinar Returning to Work in the Short Term and for the Long Haul to address legal and human resources questions that employers are facing.

  • Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Attorney Christopher Young

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of Christopher A. Young to our Business Litigation group. Chris is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience in complex intellectual property and commercial litigation.

  • Seven Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Legal Eagles by Franchise Times

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Joe Fittante, Chuck Modell, Sawan Patel, Henry Pfutzenreuter, Max Schott, Jim Susag and Susan Tegt have been recognized as 2021 Legal Eagles by Franchise Times. 

  • Finding the Future Podcast: Reviving Downtown Minneapolis – Bisnow State of the Market Panel

    Every day, business and political leaders are tackling the question of how to revive downtown Minneapolis. After a year of dealing with the pandemic, social unrest, and shuttered businesses, they are searching for ways to bring people back downtown. Even as the state has ramped up vaccinations against COVID-19, downtown remains a ghost town with few office workers, limited events, and restaurants and bars scrambling to attract customers.

  • Inga Kingland on Table of Experts Panel Discussing Women in the Construction Industry

    Larkin Hoffman’s attorney, Inga Kingland, was recently invited to be a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s panel discussion about women in construction. Inga was joined by leading women from a number of firms in the construction industry as they discussed important issues facing women in this traditionally male-dominated industry. The discussion centered around what attracted the female panelists to the industry; what strategies firms are using to recruit, retain and promote more women; and how the industry as a whole can better advocate for women.

  • Molly Eichten Selected as One of the World's Leading Trademark Professionals for 2021

    For the fifth consecutive year, Molly Eichten has been recognized by World Trademark Review in the WTR 1000 for her work in intellectual property prosecution and strategy. World Trademark Review is a news service dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers.

  • John Diehl Published in Minneapolis Star Tribune Opinion Counterpoint

    John Diehl is featured in today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune’s opinion Counterpoint. His post Counterpoint: I-35E was a rare victory for free people over freeways offers both additional context and a rebuttal to the Star Tribune's Feb. 12 article Curious Minnesota: Why does I-35E through St. Paul have a 45-mph speed limit?.

  • Franchise Leader Max Schott Joins Larkin Hoffman

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of Max J. Schott, II to our nationally-recognized Franchise and Corporate practice. Max has more than 25 years of experience in franchise and distribution law, representing clients ranging from startups to national organizations with multiple brands. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and the former Editor-in-Chief of The Franchise Lawyer.

  • U.S. News Names Larkin Hoffman "Best Law Firm" for 2021

    Larkin Hoffman has been named a ‘Best Law Firm’ by U.S. News for 2021. The firm’s franchise and land use practices again received national recognition and were ranked in the first tier regionally.  Eight of the firm’s other practices were ranked in regional categories. The categories include construction law, real estate litigation, environmental law, eminent domain and condemnation law, land use and zoning litigation, tax litigation, tax law and municipal law.

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.