Practice Overview

Patrick H. Kratz advises clients on matters involving estate planning, wills and trusts, as well as a wide range of business-oriented issues and in structuring complex business transactions and arrangements. He focuses his practice on wealth transfer planning and preservation, business succession planning, entity formation and structuring, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents health care providers and other health services providers.

Before joining Larkin Hoffman as an attorney, Patrick worked as a summer associate and law clerk at Larkin Hoffman. He also worked as a law student clerk for the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Patrick previously worked as a project coordinator administering securities fraud class action settlements.

Representative Experience

  • Coordinated start-up and acquisition licensing compliance for veterinary hospitals across five states.

  • Advised and guided local real estate appraisal company through merger into nation-wide franchise system.

  • Prepared inter-generational estate plan for clients involving complex business interests and real estate holding driven by tax minimization objectives.

  • Conducted diligence and risk analysis of potential acquisition of trade-show convention brand.

  • Negotiated and closed many dental practice transitions, guiding clients as either buyers or sellers throughout entire process.

  • Advised and closed sale of multi-facility senior living center.


Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 2016


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, J.D., 2016 magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2008, B.A.

Prior Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, Larkin Hoffman
  • Law Student Clerk, Minnesota Department of Commerce