We are nearly 9 months into the so-called COVID-19 global pandemic.  While not without historical precedent, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the physical and economic health of millions both within the United States and around the world.  In Minnesota and across the country, governors and their public health departments have exercised “peacetime” emergency powers designed

Every year attorneys from Larkin Hoffman receive recognition for their efforts to assist in a variety of complex issues relating to land use and zoning, real estate, environmental regulation, construction, eminent domain and condemnation, and tax law. This year a number of the firm’s real estate and construction practice attorneys have been selected by their

In our previous post in this series Commercial Lease Negotiations in Uncertain Times, we discussed the concept of improvements to existing leased premises. In this post, we are continuing our property improvement conversation and have invited experts from the industry to speak to anticipated market trends surrounding property and design improvements in commercial spaces.

Rather than immediately downsizing, employers are considering revamping their workplaces in response to the work from home experiment.  According to Erin Fitzgerlad and Gordon Wright, panelists on Bisnow’s webinar Twin Cities Deep Dive: Future of Office, clients are rethinking how they use their space and how to make employees feel comfortable returning to work in

This is the second post in a series of blog posts on the topic of commercial leasing during these uncertain times. Throughout the summer this series will explore a number of commercial leasing related questions raised by both commercial landlords and commercial tenants.

Now that we are five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority

This week Margaret Vesel and Matthew Bergeron recap the Minnesota legislature‘s second special session and the ongoing negotiations over a capital investment bill, a tax bill, and a supplemental appropriations package. They also turn their attention towards the August 11 primary election and discuss a number of key races to watch.

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Today, most public hearings are conducted online or by conference call, whether before the Planning Commission, City Council, Board of Adjustments or County Board. Every unit of government has switched to some form of telephonic or video hearing format in response to the global pandemic. The good news is projects are still being approved by

This is the first in a series of blog posts covering the topic of commercial leasing during these uncertain times. Throughout the summer, this series will explore a number of commercial leasing related questions raised by both commercial landlords and commercial tenants.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses across all industries in disparate but equally

Margaret Vesel and Matthew Bergeron recap the Minnesota Legislature’s week-long June special session and preview the special session beginning on July 13, 2020. They discuss the ongoing negotiations over law enforcement reform, capital investment, and bonding and examine how the seemingly unrelated issues are interconnected when it comes to finding a “comprehensive deal”.


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