Chambers USA Recognizes Larkin Hoffman Among Industry Leaders


Larkin Hoffman was again ranked highly by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual guide identifying the top attorneys and firms in the United States. In its 2016 rankings, Chambers recognized Larkin Hoffman for its real estate practice and franchise practices and named four of the firm’s attorneys as notable practitioners. The publication also ranked the State Capital Group, a network of law firms across the globe, at the highest possible level. Larkin Hoffman is a founder and key member of the network.

Real Estate
The publication noted that Larkin Hoffman’s real estate practice is “recognized for its strength in zoning and land use, evidenced by its frequent involvement in cutting-edge projects across the region.” Peter Coyle was recognized in real estate for his zoning and land use practice. Chambers quoted firm clients who said “when you go to a city council meeting with him, everyone knows you are serious and that you have sharp legal representation.” Also in the real estate category, the publication made note of Tim Stoltman’s “broad range of commercial real estate matters, including leasings, mortgage financings and property sales” as well as his reputation among peers for a strong track record of hotel and office property transactions.

Chambers USA ranked Larkin Hoffman among the best firms in the nation in 2016 for its franchise practice. The franchise team was called “the most impressive transactional team in the US,” as reported by industry sources contacted by Chambers. Chuck Modell, who was honored with a national ranking for the ninth consecutive year, was noted as “very experienced in the franchising field; he really understands the business purpose behind what you want to do,” according to clients interviewed by Chambers. Joe Fittante, who has been nationally ranked for eight years by Chambers, was singled out for his work in domestic franchise M&A and advising clients on franchise relationships and distribution networks.

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 United States.