What's New At Larkin Hoffman
  • U.S. News Names Larkin Hoffman

    Larkin Hoffman has been ranked in the 2024 edition of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in two practice areas and regionally in 9 practice areas. Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • Phyllis Karasov Honored Among Minnesota Lawyer's

    We are thrilled to announce that Phyllis Karasov has been selected by Minnesota Lawyer as one of the "Top Women in Law". This inaugural recognition celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in Minnesota's legal community.

  • Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Join Delegation to Oslo

    Jake Steen, Craig Lervick, John Kvinge and David McKinley joined Norway House executives, Christina Carleton and Britt Ardakani and board member, Ted Risdall, in Oslo presenting to several groups on bringing Norwegian businesses to Minnesota and the US market. Norway House’s BARN (Business Accelerator Resource Network) program is a trusted resource and springboard for Nordic business leaders as they successfully launch their products and services in the American marketplace.

  • Congratulations to Brooke Hein Named to the Minnesota State Bar Association Board of Governors

    Congratulations to Brooke Hein for her appointment as the New Lawyers Section Representative on the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Board of Governors. The Board of Governors serves as the board of directors for the MSBA and plays a crucial role in shaping and executing the organization's policy positions, covering areas such as governance, legislative activities, policies, and elections/appointments. Additionally, the Board of Governors oversees the general management of the MSBA.

  • Joe Fittante on Panel in Scott County’s 7th Annual FAST-TRACK Challenge for Start-Ups

    For the past several 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.

  • Paul Plunkett Elected Chair of International Legal Network, SCG Legal

    Larkin Hoffman is proud to announce that Paul B. Plunkett, has been elected Chair of SCG Legal, a network of 122 international law firms. SCG Legal's expansive reach serves clients in every U.S. state capital, the District of Columbia and more than 62 countries globally. The network is comprised of firms, lauded for their exemplary practices, proven leadership, dedication to client service, commitment to diversity and inclusion and adherence to transparent and fair practices.

  • New Podcast Series! Black Women in Real Estate: Redefining the Landscape

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of a new podcast series on The Larkin Hoffman Real Estate Podcast. For this series, Bill Griffith had the privilege of sitting down with three trailblazing Black women working for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota. Women, and Black women in particular, have historically been excluded from the real estate profession causing their representation in the industry to be notably low. However, in Bloomington things are changing. In recent years the city added three women of color to its leadership team: Karla Henderson, Community Development Director; Aarica Coleman, Housing and Redevelopment Authority Administrator; and Faith Jackson, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer.

  • Nic Peuchner Presents on Recreational Marijuana and the Impact on Construction Employers

    On August 23, 2023, Nic Puechner of our employment law department presented an education session to the Association of Women Contractors after recent statewide legalization of recreational marijuana and cannabis products. The presentation was entitled “Recreational Marijuana and the Impact on Construction Employers.” Nic covered various topics, including employer policies and handbooks, limitations on drug testing, medical cannabis, employee use of company cars, and state and federal contracts.

  • Larkin Hoffman Proudly Sponsors The Open Door Food Pantry

    We are happy to share that Larkin Hoffman proudly sponsors The Open Door, a hunger relief organization dedicated to ending local hunger through access to healthy food. Every month, The Open Door aids over 14,000 Dakota County residents, delivering more than 2 million pounds of food yearly. 70% of the food delivered is fresh and/or perishable.

  • Bryan Huntington Moderates Bisnow’s Twin Cities Construction and Development Panel

    On August 2, 2023, Bryan Huntington moderated a panel for Bisnow’s Twin Cities Construction and Development event where leaders in construction and development came together to discuss notable projects, building design trends, the demands shaping the area’s future.

  • 23 Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America®; Paul Linstroth Named "Lawyer of the Year"

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that the following attorneys were selected by their peers as The Best Lawyers in America® for 2024.

  • Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Named 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Larkin Hoffman is honored to announce 14 attorneys have been named in the 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list and 10 attorneys have been named as Minnesota Rising Stars®.

  • IP Attorney Alison Jarzyna Joins Larkin Hoffman

    It is with great pleasure that we announce Alison Jarzyna has joined our intellectual property team. Alison' focuses her practice on advising clients on developing and managing worldwide trademark portfolios. This includes trademark clearance, prosecution, and maintenance. Advising clients on trademark enforcement strategies involving trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising, and trade dress disputes. She negotiates coexistence agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements, and provides copyright advise and registration assistance.

  • John Diehl Presents at Take Medicine Back Summit

    John Diehl presented at the 2023 Take Medicine Back Summit on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The Take Back Medicine Summit was started by a group of emergency medicine physicians who organized to take emergency medicine back from corporate interests which they believe are exploiting both patients and physicians.

  • Patrick Cole Elected to Larkin Hoffman's Board of Directors

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that shareholder Patrick Cole has been elected to join the firm’s board of directors. Daniel Ballintine and Timothy Rye were both reelected to the board and Paul Smith was re-elected as president of the firm. Other members of the board include Susan Tegt, Christopher Yetka and Craig Lervick.

  • Celebrating the Women Leading Commercial Real Estate: Megan Rogers’ Fireside Chat with Ra'eesa Motala

    In this episode of The Larkin Hoffman Real Estate Podcast, Megan Rogers shares her experience sitting down with ⁠Ra'eesa Motala⁠, Vice President of Rokos Advisors, at a special event honoring the women who are breaking down barriers in the traditionally male-dominated field of commercial real estate.

  • Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Summer Law Clerk Abdisalam Mumin

    We are pleased to announce that Abdisalam Mumin has joined Larkin Hoffman as a 1L Summer Law Clerk.

  • More Changes to Employment Laws by the Minnesota Legislature

    In previous posts, we have discussed changes enacted by the Minnesota legislature regarding employment law. The legislature also passed a number of bills which, although perhaps less significant than the ban on non-compete agreements, legalizing cannabis and providing paid sick and safe time, are still important for employers to know.

  • Michael Salchert Responds to Questions About What Doctors Need To Know About Employment Contract Negotiation

    Larkin Hoffman's attorney Michael Salchert recently had the opportunity to answer a few questions about the most common mistakes he sees doctors make when negotiating new employment contracts. In an interview for Panacea Financial, Michael responded to questions posed by Dr. Michael Jerkins.

  • Navigating Minnesota’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

    On May 25, 2023, Governor Walz signed Minnesota’s Paid Family and Medical Leave bill into law. Minnesota will join 11 other states and Washington D.C. with paid leave laws. Eligible workers will be able to begin receiving benefits on January 1, 2026, and employers will begin contributing to the program on the same date.

  • Chambers USA Ranks Seven Larkin Hoffman Attorneys and Three Practice Areas Highly in 2023 Guide

    Larkin Hoffman has once again been recognized as a leading franchise, real estate, and construction firm in the 2023 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. 

  • Earned Sick and Safe Time is the Law Throughout Minnesota

    Although several cities already have enacted sick and safe time ordinances, the Minnesota legislature has made earned sick and safe time (ESST) a state requirement. The statute becomes effective on January 1, 2024.

  • Legalized Recreational Marijuana Use Has Arrived in Minnesota

    The Minnesota legislature has passed a bill permitting recreational marijuana use by adults, making Minnesota the 23rd state to legalize cannabis. Governor Walz is expected to sign the bill, which establishes a complex regulatory framework for the newly legalized product. Among many other statutes, the new law contains a number of provisions that will affect employers doing business in Minnesota.

  • Airport Concession Fees Are Not Rent in Property Taxation

    In a groundbreaking ruling, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed a tax court decision requiring tax assessors to exclude the airport’s concession fees from rent-based valuations for property tax purposes. The case offers a flight plan to lower taxes at many of the nation’s transportation hubs and underscores the importance for all taxpayers to exclude business value from taxable property value.

  • Congratulations to Abdirahman Kahin, National Small Business Person of the Year for 2023!

    Larkin Hoffman is pleased to congratulate our client,  Abdirahman Kahin, CEO and owner of Afro Deli & Grill on being named the National Small Business Person of the Year for 2023. 

  • Larkin Hoffman Secures Victory for Mall of America at United States Supreme Court

    In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the United States Supreme Court overturned a lower court's decision against our longtime client, MOAC Mall Holdings LLC, owner of Mall of America. The ruling means that the Mall can proceed with its challenge to the assignment of a lease for the space previously occupied by Sears.

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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 2023.