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Joe Fittante Featured on Business Journal Table of Experts Panel
January 19, 2016
Joe Fittante was recently featured as a panelist on franchising for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
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Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 18, 2016
On January 18, 2016, Larkin Hoffman honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. ‎by partnering with Second Harvest Heartland in the fight to end hunger. Employees of the firm and ‎their families sorted and packed food at Second Harvest Heartland’s warehouse in Golden Valley, ‎Minnesota.
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Minnesota Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Sprinkler Rule Decision
January 08, 2016
Peter Coyle, Rob Stefonowicz and Bryan Huntington, representing The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), challenged Minnesota’s “Sprinkler Rule” and won. The Minnesota Supreme Court determined last week that it would not review the October Minnesota Court of Appeals decision that invalidated the rule.
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Pat Plunkett Featured in Nonprofit Panel Discussion for Business Journal
January 07, 2016
Pat Plunkett was a featured panelist in a recent Table of Experts roundtable discussion about the nonprofit sector, which was published in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
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Phyllis Karasov on Education Industry Experts Panel
December 17, 2015
Phyllis Karasov was featured in a Table of Experts panel discussion on education, organized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
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Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Laura McCabe
December 16, 2015
Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Laura McCabe has joined the firm's corporate practice group and mergers and acquisitions team.
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Congratulations to Oppidan Investment on 2015 Retail Redevelopment Award
December 14, 2015
Oppidan Investment Company received the Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s STARR award for the best retail redevelopment project of 2015. The Excelsior-based development company was recognized for its mixed-used development, Excelsior Marketplace, located at 440 Water Street in Excelsior.
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Mike Smith Featured in Business Journal Table of Experts Panel on Succession Planning
December 08, 2015
Mike Smith was recently featured in a Table of Experts roundtable discussion on succession planning for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
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Joe Fittante Moderates Panel Discussion on Franchise Development
November 13, 2015
Joe Fittante moderated a panel discussion on “Franchise Sales and Development: How to Select and Qualify the Best Prospects ‎for Your Systems” as part of the International Franchise Association’s quarterly Franchise Business Network meetings.
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Larkin Hoffman Hosts 2015 Women’s Event
November 12, 2015
Larkin Hoffman held its annual women's networking event on Oct 7, 2015 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. This year's event, "Let Your Heart Sing," featured an evening of networking, information and demonstrations from professionals promoting healthy lifestyles. 
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Larkin Hoffman Hosts Second Annual Regional Real Estate Forum for Industry Leaders
October 26, 2015
Larkin Hoffman hosted its second annual Regional Real Estate Forum, “Projects, Opportunities and Trends: What’s Driving Development in the Twin Cities,” on Thursday, September 24th. The event was held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel and was attended by more than 100 industry leaders, executives and professionals.
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Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Inga Schuchard
October 26, 2015
Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Inga Schuchard has joined the firm's real estate litigation and franchise law practice groups.
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Mark Geier Featured in Expert Roundtable Discussion on Manufacturing
October 19, 2015
Mark Geier was featured in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s Table of Experts series discussing current trends involving Minnesota’s manufacturing industry.
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Minnesota Court of Appeals Invalidates Sprinkler Rule
October 13, 2015
In a landmark decision filed today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a declaratory judgment invalidating the “Sprinkler Rule” adopted by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (DLI).  Peter Coyle, Rob Stefonowicz and Bryan Huntington, representing the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), brought the challenge to the rule which had required sprinklers in newly-constructed single- and two-family homes, except for those single-family homes under 4,500 square feet.  BATC alleged that the rule requiring sprinklers was invalid because it was adopted outside DLI’s rulemaking authority, violated the constitutional requirement of substantive due process, and was adopted in a manner that violated statutory rulemaking procedure.  The Court of Appeals agreed on all counts.
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Mariel Piilola Honored by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine as Unsung Legal Hero
October 07, 2015
Mariel Piilola, Director of Human Resources, was selected as an honoree for the 2015 Minnesota Lawyer Unsung Legal Heroes Awards.
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Larkin Hoffman Welcomes Katherine Muller
September 28, 2015
Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Katherine Muller has joined the firm's intellectual property litigation practice group.
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Molly Eichten Moderates Business Journal Panel on Cybersecurity
September 28, 2015
Molly Eichten moderated the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s Table of Experts discussion on fraud and cybersecurity. She guided the three panelists through a wide-ranging discussion on topics including common fraud schemes, misconceptions about cybersecurity and how individuals can guard themselves against fraud.
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Frank Harvey Featured in Table of Experts Discussion
September 21, 2015
Frank Harvey was featured in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s Table of Experts series discussing the state of family-owned businesses in the region. He provided insight on the factors that make family businesses successful as well as some of the unique challenges that they face. Click here to read the article.
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Tom Oppold Comments on America Invents Act in Twin Cities Business
September 14, 2015
Tom Oppold was recently quoted in the Twin Cities Business article, “A Sea Change in Patent Law,” regarding the America Invents Act, which was passed in 2011. Among other things, Tom noted that the new law makes it difficult for small companies to enforce patents against large corporations.
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Larkin Hoffman Welcomes James Godwin and Rick Dold
August 24, 2015
Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that James Godwin and Rick Dold have joined the firm. They come to Larkin Hoffman from the Rochester-based law firm they founded together, Godwin Dold. Both attorneys will continue to practice primarily in the Rochester area.
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