Real Estate, Land Use and Resources
The Larkin Hoffman Real Estate, Land Use and Resources practice group represents clients in all aspects of real estate and every phase of real estate development, including acquisition, approvals, assembly, construction, financing, leasing, litigation and disposition of real estate.
"Peers praise this firm's 'great real estate and land use practice,' and clients appreciate the local presence and level of service it provides. Development on the Mall of America is a notable highlight. Local clients aside, work stretches out as far as neighboring Wisconsin."
From Chambers USA 2009.
Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
Property Tax Appeals
Our Real Estate practice group is fully integrated with the related disciplines of land use, environmental regulations, transactions, municipal approvals and government relations. This unique blend of talent and experience ensures that we can address and manage every aspect of our clients’ real estate-related needs.
Our clients include the largest retail shopping center in the United States; several full and limited service hotels; industrial and office complexes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area; and numerous residential and commercial real estate developers. Our experienced lawyers understand the business of real property. We have built a solid reputation as deal makers, not deal breakers.
A national lender took control of property after a large mixed-use project failed due to the national economy. By that time the property was encumbered by multimillion dollar tax and assessment obligations, a substantial portion of which were delinquent, the property had been exposed to forfeiture. The firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Government Relations teams helped our client develop a strategy for avoiding tax forfeiture while securing municipal support for a creative public finance plan that enables the client to pursue a significant taxable use of its property, while meeting the existing tax obligations.
Conditional Use Permit Denial Overturned
Tamara O'Neill Moreland successfully overturned a city's denial of a conditional use permit for the expansion of an assisted living facility. The court ordered the city to issue the conditional use permit and did not remand the issue to the city conditions.
Larkin Hoffman helps Dominium Development obtain Variance for "A Mill" Project
Dominium Development has secured government approvals for construction of 255 artists’ lofts as part of renovation of the former Pillsbury A Mill, a national historic landmark located on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. When a variance approval was appealed by opponents of the project, developers of the project turned to Bill Griffith who successfully defended the appeal in hearings before the City.