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William C Griffith


P  952-896-3290   /   F  952-842-1729
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Service Areas

Education Government Relations and Administrative Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations Real Estate, Land Use and Natural Resources

"Clients come to us for results, not to quote legal precedent."

Practice Overview

Bill is president of the firm and is a shareholder with Larkin Hoffman’s Land Use and Real Estate practice group. He practices extensively in land use, zoning, real estate, environmental permitting and municipal law. Bill has served as local counsel to Mall of America for over 20 years and also serves as city attorney for the City of Columbus. In addition to practicing law, Bill has served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law teaching "Land Use Law." He has published articles and guest commentary in Urban Land, Minnesota Business, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Real Estate Journal and speaks at seminars on land use, zoning, municipal and environmental law.

Bar Admissions
  • Wisconsin, 2002
  • Minnesota, 1988

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Larkin Hoffman
    • President, current
    • Board of Directors, 2004-2011
    • Chair, Real Estate and Land Use practice group, 2010 to 2012
    • Chair, Business Development Committee, 2000-2010

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, 1988 J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, 1982 B.A.

Related Experience
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas Law School

  • Super Lawyer,® Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-2007, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America,® Land Use & Zoning Law and Municipal Law, 2010-2013

Community Service
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Hennepin Elementary Charter School

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