Manufacturing companies face a variety of challenges in today’s economy – from fast-moving technological changes to the market’s demand for constant innovation. Larkin Hoffman’s manufacturing team works with clients to address legal and business issues and to help our clients thrive.

Our manufacturing team represents small and medium-sized manufacturers in Minnesota. We address the operational, financial and regulatory needs of companies in this sector.


We provide general corporate counseling and advise on corporate finance and related issues. We work with clients to address succession planning and related corporate governance issues.

Intellectual property

We address the IP needs of manufacturers, with a special focus on securing patent protection and defending against patent infringement by competitors.

Labor and employment

We advise on a full range of labor and employment issues facing manufacturing companies, including state and federal laws and regulations, regulatory schemes, employment policies and manuals, labor-related issues, wage and hour issues, discrimination issues, non-competition, independent contractor issues, FMLA issues and other matters that affect everyday business activity.

Real estate

Our manufacturing team advises clients on all aspects of real estate and every phase of real estate development – including acquisition, approvals, assembly, construction, financing, leasing, litigation and disposition.

Litigation and dispute resolution

We advise on a variety of litigation and dispute resolution matters. We have deep experience defending manufacturing clients against product liability claims, as well as preventing claims through early collaboration with clients during product design and development.