What's New At Larkin Hoffman
  • 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. 

  • Hollydale Golf Course: The Complex Road to Redevelopment Approval

    The redevelopment of any large land area can be very difficult to accomplish, especially when it is surrounded by homeowners who like the status quo.  This is especially true when the conversion involves a golf course: pastoral, quiet, well-landscaped (maybe a few stray golf balls).  The surrounding landowners (most often homeowners) understandably love the open space, the seasonal nature of the sport and the relative quiet they experience as a neighbor.  However, the redevelopment of golf courses has been occurring with some regularity for the past 20 years throughout the country as demographics and loyalty to the sport has changed.  Throughout Minnesota, and certainly throughout the metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul at least a dozen golf courses have been closed and redeveloped, sometimes multiple courses in the same city. 

  • 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.

  • Brandi Kerber Moderates Bisnow Webinar: Minneapolis Industrial Update

    Brandi Kerber recently moderated the Bisnow webinar panel Minneapolis Industrial Update which included developers of industrial facilities from United Properties and Ryan Companies. The webinar revealed that the Twin Cities industrial market remains strong and growing. Industrial facilities have been in the unique business position of becoming increasingly more valuable during the pandemic.  The value of e-commerce, same-day delivery, and infill development is more important today than it was a year and a half ago. Brandi Kerber recently moderated the Bisnow webinar panel Minneapolis Industrial Update which included developers of industrial facilities from United Properties and Ryan Companies.

  • 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.

  • Mark Geier Gives Antitrust Training Presentation at AMFA General Meeting

    Mark Geier Gives Keynote Presentation, Antitrust Training for Manufacturers: Competitor Agreements - What is legal and what is not? at the Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association General Meeting.  

  • 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.

  • Henry Pfutzenreuter Featured in Franchise Times Article About Newly Selected Legal Eagles Embracing Change

    Henry Pfutzenreuter is featured in a Franchise Times article about newly selected Legal Eagles embracing change. The article "How Younger Legal Eagles Embrace Change" features interviews with 2021 Legal Eagles and states "the new generation of franchise legal professionals coming into the industry with more than just youthful energy. They’re bringing new ideas, new ways of working, new technology and are providing some new value to franchise clients."

  • 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.

  • Larkin Hoffman Introduces Two New Shareholders

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Bryan Huntington and Jacob Steen have been elected as shareholders of the firm.

  • 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.

  • Megan Knight Joins Larkin Hoffman’s Government Relations Team in Washington, D.C.

    We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Larkin Hoffman Government Relations team with the addition of Megan G. Knight. Ms. Knight has fifteen years of experience in federal legislative matters with a focus on the Minnesota market. Based in Washington, D.C., she delivers results for clients utilizing her well-developed bipartisan relationships, not only on Capitol Hill, but across the many federal agencies.

  • Phyllis Karasov and Dan Ballintine Discuss The Changing Landscape of Union Organizing and Worker Activism

    Union organizing is down as compared to previous years, but that does not mean employers should believe that support for labor unions has decreased. NLRB records indicate that the number of representation petitions filed in 2020 is dramatically down from each of the previous four years.

  • Mike Smith Quoted in Star Tribune Article on IRS Dispute Regarding the Value of Prince's Estate

    Mike Smith recently offered his insight in a Star Tribune article published on Sunday, January 3, 2021, regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s claim that the executors of Prince's estate undervalued the estate by 50% or $80 million. The undervaluation of assets by the estate's administrators, Comerica Bank & Trust, leaves the potential for an additional $32.4 million federal tax bill to be resolved creating a dispute that could prolong the probate proceedings.

  • Finding the Future Podcast: Retail Innovation Doesn’t Wait for a COVID Cure

    Walk anywhere in the five and a half million square feet that make up Mall of America and you will find signs of COVID…literally signs that help keep guests safe as they visit and shop the country’s largest retail destination.  Sanitation stations are a few feet apart in every hallway.  Masks are required and strict limits are observed in the theme park and other entertainment venues serving guests of all ages.

  • Peter Coyle's Bisnow Webinar Round Up: Twin Cities Multi-Family and Industrial Sectors Remain Strong

    Last week I moderated an online forum in which three recognized experts in various segments of the real estate industry shared their respective crystal balls as we close out 2020 and look ahead to 2021. The panelists included Tim Elam, Managing Director, Scannell Properties, James Freytag, SVP, CBRE, and Gretchen Camp, Principal, ESG. Each panelist offered a unique perspective of the real estate economy creating a picture of the market that represents a dumbbell of sorts.

  • 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.

  • Joe Fittante on Panel in Scott County’s FAST-TRACK Challenge for Start-Ups

    For the past four years, Scott County entrepreneurs have participated in an annual FAST-TRACK Business Challenge where they compete to win start-up cash and professional business services designed to fast-track start-up and first-stage businesses. Throughout the FAST-TRACK competition process, contestants are given an opportunity to fine-tune their business plans, prepare a pitch and connect with industry leaders.

  • Jacob Steen Named a 2020 “Housing Industry Leader of the Year” by Housing First Minnesota

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Jacob Steen has been named a 2020 “Housing Industry Leader of the Year” by Housing First Minnesota. Selected by Housing First Minnesota staff, the winners of this award are recognized for their extraordinary contributions during the past year.

  • The Minnesota Employer’s Guide to Navigating Workplace Issues During COVID-19

    The Labor and Employment Law practice group at Larkin Hoffman thought it would be helpful to prepare a resource that employers could use as a starting point for evaluating the legal issues associated with operating a business in the current COVID-19 environment. We have prepared The Minnesota Employer’s Guide to Navigating Workplace Issues During COVID-19 to assist employers grappling with the complex legal and human resources questions that arise.

  • Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2021; Pete Coyle and Bill Griffith Both Named as a 2021 "Lawyer of the Year"

    Larkin Hoffman is proud to announce that 12 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers as The Best Lawyers in America® for 2021. 

  • For the Second Year Running, Larkin Hoffman Has Been Named One of the Country’s “Top 50 Construction Law Firms”

    Larkin Hoffman has been named one of the country’s "Top 50 Construction Law Firms™" by Construction Executive magazine for the second year in a row. Construction Executive magazine is published by Associated Builders and Contractors Services Corp. and serves as “the leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry.”

  • 25 Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

    Larkin Hoffman is proud to announce that 19 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. In addition to the Super Lawyers list, an additional six of the firm’s attorneys were named Rising Stars.

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 2020.

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