Remembering Ken Lindgren, 1932-2019


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, D. Kenneth Lindgren. Ken founded the firm, along with Jim Larkin, Bob Hoffman and Jack Daly over 60 years ago. He was a true mentor sharing his professional experience, business acumen and devotion to community.

Ken earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Minnesota and, after serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, became one of the four founders of our firm.  He was a trusts and estates attorney with an expertise in tax and business law. Outside the firm, Ken shined as a true civic leader. He served on the board of directors for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of Minnesota Founders Society and twice as president of Interlachen County Club. He was a gifted athlete whether enjoying handball, skiing, golf or tennis. ‎

We live and practice in a better community because of Ken’s tireless work. “Ken was a great lawyer and an exceptional civic leader, serving a wide variety of community organizations.” said Paul Smith, President, Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren. “He will be dearly missed by his family, colleagues, friends and clients.”

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