Larkin Hoffman Celebrates its 60th Anniversary


Larkin Hoffman is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1958, Larkin Hoffman has expanded from its beginnings as a small law firm in a suburban mall to one of the largest full-service firms in Minnesota. The firm, headquartered on Normandale Lake, now has 80 attorneys practicing in over 20 areas of law. 

“The firm’s continued success is a testament to our commitment to providing superior client service,” said Bill Griffith, president of Larkin Hoffman. “We are proud of what we have been able to achieve for our clients and the relationships we’ve built over the past six decades.”

Larkin Hoffman got its start when attorneys Bob Hoffman and Jim Larkin started a practice in Edina’s then new Southdale Mall. The firm experienced steady growth becoming a regional go-to firm in real estate and land use law and a nationally recognized leader in franchise and distribution. Today, the firm provides counsel to a wide variety of ‎organizations, from ‎small businesses and nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies, in ‎many areas of practice including ‎corporate and governance matters, litigation, real ‎estate, land use, government relations, labor and employment, intellectual property, ‎information technology, ‎franchising and taxation. The firm also serves the needs of individuals in many ‎areas ‎including trusts and estates, personal injury and family law.

The founders of Larkin Hoffman set out to form a different kind of firm, with a focus on providing truly responsive service to our clients. The firm established four guiding principles that have defined our culture for more than 50 years:

  • Provide excellent client service
  • Create fee structures that our clients find reasonable and appropriate for their businesses
  • Encourage creative thinking among attorneys working in a collaborative environment
  • Give back to our community

Larkin Hoffman has changed a good deal since the firm was founded in 1958, but we have never wavered from our commitment to these principles. We truly look forward to serving our clients for many decades to come.