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Rank: 13; Number of lawyers (MN only): 67

Larkin Hoffman

LH_Logo_Black_Blue_FinalRank: 10

Number of lawyers (MN only): 76


8300 Norman Center Drive

Suite 1000

Minneapolis, MN 55437-1060


Bill Griffith

Bill Griffith


Founded: 1958


Managing Partner

Bill Griffith


Mission Statement

Larkin Hoffman is a full-service business law firm with over 20 areas of practice. For over five decades, ‎the firm has thrived as an independent, entrepreneurial enterprise and is committed to that model for ‎the future. To better serve our clients, the firm is located outside of downtown, in the Normandale Lake ‎Office Park. We embrace technology and progressive policies to allow our professionals the greatest ‎flexibility in running their practices and serving our clients. ‎

The firm has an aggressive diversity program and has had women serve in leadership roles, both in ‎management and business development, for decades. We were one of the first firms with a female ‎president and the first to launch a women’s networking event. We are also very proud of our long ‎history of caring for those in need through community service and pro bono representation. ‎

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Areas of Practice

Administrative; Adoption; Affordable Housing; Agricultural Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Appellate Practice; Banking/Finance; Bankruptcy Litigation; Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring; Biotechnology; Business Litigation; Business/Corporate; Civil Practice/Civil Rights; Commercial Finance and Transactions; Construction Law; Education; Employment/Employee Benefits; Energy/Environmental/Regulated Industry; Family Law; Financial Services/Institutions; Franchise/Franchising; Government Regulation/Government Affairs; Health Care/Life Sciences; Intellectual Property; International Law/Trade; Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Municipal/Local Government; Natural Resources; Nonprofit/Charitable Organizations; Patents/Trademarks; Personal Injury; Premises Liability; Private Equity, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Public Utilities Law; Railroad Law; Real Estate Litigation; Securities and Finance; Tax/Benefits/ERISA; Tax Law; Technology and Licensing; Transportation; Toxic Tort and Mass Tort Litigation; Trust and Estates.


Important Contacts

Richard Knutson
Chief Operating Officer

Tamara O’Neill Moreland
Chair, Diversity Committee

Cyndi Klaus
Chair, Legal Personnel Committee

Joseph Fittante
Recruiting Chair

Mark Geier
Corporate and Business Law Chair

Michael Smith
Tax, Estate and Health Law Chair

Tom Oppold
Intellectual Property Chair

Peder Larson
Land Use, Real Estate and Government Relations Chair

Gary Van Cleve
Real Estate
Litigation Chair

Paul Smith
Business Litigation Chair

Marketing Director
Greg Wolsky


Number of lawyers (MN only): 67 (14 female, 53 male)

Number of equity partners (MN only): 47(6 female, 41 male)

Total attorneys (worldwide): 68

Number of new hires in 2014 (MN only): 3 (1 female, 2 male)

Number of elevations in 2014 (MN only): 4 (1 female, 3 male)

Number of departures in 2014 (MN only): 5 (3 female, 2 male)

Number of “of counsel” lawyers (MN only): 4

Number of paralegals (MN only): 10

Number of non-paralegal support staff (MN only): 63

Number of minority lawyers (MN only): 2 (2 non-partners)

Hourly billing rates: $200-$550

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,800

Associates’ starting salary as of Jan. 1, 2014: $100,000

Total number of annual hours devoted to pro bono representation: 1,331

Company dress code: Business casual dress policy

Length of paid family leave: 6-12 weeks depending on use of medical leave

Flextime for lawyers: Yes

Part-time lawyers: Yes

Telecommuting for lawyers: Yes

Unique benefits: The firm offers an extensive benefits package to all employees. We have an associate development, mentoring and coaching program and allow billable hour credit for pro bono and marketing projects. We encourage and provide recognition for both service to the firm and to the community.

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