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.
Tamara O'Neill Moreland and Julie Nagorski successfully represented a group of property owners who were sued by an adjoining landowner for a prescriptive easement over their private road. After a three-day court trial, the judge denied the prescriptive easement.
Settlement Reached Between Homeowner and General Contactor
Tamara O’Neill Moreland negotiated a settlement on behalf of a homeowner against his general contractor and subcontractors for the defective construction of his home, obtaining significant compensation for the homeowner to repair the damage.
Lender Relies on Larkin Hoffman to Protect Property from Default and Reposition it for Development
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.