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.

Real Estate
Chambers notes that Larkin Hoffman’s real estate practice is known for its “litigation expertise, [which] includes handling eminent domain, construction and tax disputes.” Tim Stoltman and Gary Renneke were both recognized for their practices in real estate.  Peter Coyle and Bill Griffith received top rankings for their practices in zoning and land use.

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.

David Hammargren was recognized as a leading practitioner in construction by Chambers. David leads the Larkin Hoffman construction and surety practice. 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.

Once again, the publication regarded Larkin Hoffman’s franchise practice as one of the best nationwide. 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.” Chuck Modell, who has been ranked nationally for 13 consecutive years, was described by a client as an attorney who "is able to take complex problems and make them simpler, drawing on his experience to show you what to do." Joe Fittante, co-chair of the Larkin Hoffman franchise practice, was recognized for the 12th consecutive year and Max Schott, who joined the firm this past year, was recognized for his 10th 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 35 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the law, supplemented by a deep knowledge of the business issues inherent in franchising.

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.