President: Paul R Smith
Number of shareholders: 52
Total number of attorneys: 74
Larkin Hoffman 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, labor and employment, intellectual property, information technology, franchising and taxation. Larkin Hoffman is a member of SCG Legal, a global network of more than 120 of the profession’s preeminent independent law firms.
Main Areas of Practice:
-Construction & Surety
-Corporate & Finance
-Employment, Labor & Benefits
-Franchise & Distribution
-Intellectual Property, Technology & Cybersecurity
-Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Regulations
-Estate Planning & Probate
Corporate & Finance:
Clients include start-up, growing and established public and private companies in the United States and abroad. Larkin Hoffman provides advice and assistance regarding the organization, acquisition and restructuring of entities; commercial activities; the governance of organizations; financing; and the distribution of products and services.
Contact: Joseph J Fittante, Jr
Employment, Labor & Benefits:
Advise businesses, public employers and other organizations about all aspects of employment, including policies and procedures designed to avoid legal action. The firm’s extensive trial experience includes matters in the areas of employment discrimination, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, USERRA, non-competition and unfair competition, wrongful discharge and wage hour matters.
Contact: Phyllis Karasov
Franchise & Distribution:
Clients range from start-up franchisors to sophisticated multinationals. Advise 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.
Contact: Joseph J Fittante, Jr/Susan E Tegt
Work with lawmakers, agency decision makers and associated staff members to effectively resolve issues for businesses, trade associations and nonprofit organizations. This practice group provides high-level interaction with the government sector to deliver positive legislative and regulatory results for clients in the areas of administrative law, business and nonprofits, energy, health care and land development.
Contact: Peter J Coyle
Clients include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, individual professionals, community clinics, rural health clinics, certified nursing organizations, home health agencies, regional provider consortia, shared service organizations, accountable care organizations and health care trade associations. Advise on a broad range of issues including contracts and provider agreements, corporate structure and governance, liability risk management and reimbursement.
Contact: Patrick J Cole
Represent corporate policyholders on all insurance coverage matters in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, retail, franchise, medical device, agriculture, financial, electronics and professional services. The team has significant experience with nearly every type of insurance policy, including commercial liability, property, builders risk, construction bond, fidelity bond, directors and officers, errors and omissions, cyber, employment practices, inland marine, and environmental legal liability.
Contact: Christopher Yetka
Intellectual Property, Technology & Cybersecurity:
The Larkin Hoffman team provides a full range of intellectual property services - everything from US and international patent trademark and copyright prosecution to opinion work and due diligence reviews to litigation and dispute resolution. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in technology transfers, licensing, internet and e-commerce.
Contact: Craig J Lervick
Assist national and regional companies on a wide range of matters, including commercial matters, employment, intellectual property, product liability, bankruptcy and real estate. Clients benefit from comprehensive trial experience as well as experience in resolving matters using mediation and arbitration.
Contact: Paul R Smith
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. Serve clients in residential and commercial development. Commercial development includes office complexes and major facilities in the retail and hospitality industries.
Contact: Peder A Larson
Estate Planning & Probate:
Advise individuals, families, professionals and closely held entities on a wide variety of matters regarding estate and financial planning, taxation and general business. Clients benefit from the firm’s professional network of accountants, investment advisors and trust company personnel.
Contact: Michael J Smith
Construction & Surety:
The Larkin Hoffman construction and surety team counsels clients on every aspect of the construction process, from procurement and contracting to government regulations and high stakes litigation. Represent construction contractors, subcontractors, developers, commercial building owners and sureties.
Contact: David D Hammargren