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. 

The publication continues to regard Larkin Hoffman’s franchise practice as one of the best nationwide in 2023. Chambers made note of the team’s “Strong bench of attorneys offering notable experience and expertise in franchising M&A and regulatory and compliance work. Particularly well versed in the drafting and registering of franchise agreements and disclosure documents, as well as offering expertise on the structuring of domestic and international franchise relationships.”

Chuck Modell, has been ranked nationally for 15 consecutive years and was elevated to the ranking category of “Senior Statespeople" in 2022.  Joe Fittante, co-chair of the Larkin Hoffman franchise practice, was recognized for the 14th consecutive year and Max Schott, II, was recognized for his 12th consecutive year.

The firm’s franchise clients range from start-ups to sophisticated multinationals. The franchise team advises on a wide range of franchising issues, including questions about the benefits and disadvantages of franchising, registration of franchise documents and counseling on franchise relationship issues. Clients benefit from the practice’s years of experience and extensive knowledge of the law, supplemented by a deep knowledge of the business issues inherent in franchising.

Real Estate
Chambers mentions that Larkin Hoffman’s real estate practice is “recognized for its strength in zoning and land use, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in cutting-edge projects across the region. It also undertakes a range of commercial transactions for clients, including financings, leasings, acquisitions and sales. The firm possesses a notable litigation expertise includes handling eminent domain, construction and tax disputes. It is additionally called upon for its strength in restructurings and workouts.” The publication also notes that our "client roster includes numerous hotels and residential and commercial real estate developers."

Peter Coyle and Bill Griffith received top tier rankings for their practices in zoning and land use.  Tim Stoltman and Gary Renneke were both recognized for their practices in real estate.

Larkin Hoffman is a go-to law firm in Minnesota and throughout the region, advising on all aspects of real estate, including acquisition, approvals, assembly, construction, development, financing, leasing and litigation. The firm serves clients in residential and commercial development. Commercial development includes office complexes and major facilities in the retail and hospitality industries.

Larkin Hoffman’s construction and surety team is recognized by Chambers forits capacity to advise clients on a wide array of non-contentious construction matters, including procurement and contracting as well as contentious claims such as defect disputes.” The firm counsels clients on every aspect of the construction process, from procurement and contracting to government regulations and high-stakes litigation. The construction team represents construction contractors, subcontractors, developers, commercial building owners and sureties.

Chambers USA is one of the world’s leading publishers of guides to the legal profession, ranking leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the United States.