Larkin Hoffman Hires 5 Attys. From Just-Closed Moore, Costello

The Minneapolis-based law firm’s hiring announcement comes about a week after Minneapolis firm Nilan Johnson Lewis scooped up two health care attorneys formerly employed by Moore, Costello & Hart.

Shortly after 157-year-old law firm Moore, Costello & Hart closed its doors, more of its attorneys have found new employment—this time, at Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.
On Wednesday, Minneapolis-based Larkin Hoffman announced that it has hired five attorneys who worked at Moore, Costello & Hart prior to its dissolution last week.
The latter firm, one of Minnesota’s oldest businesses, is rumored to have made the decision to close around the same time that two of its health care attorneys left for a Minneapolis firm.
Last week, Nilan Johnson Lewis announced that it added two shareholders to its health care practice group—both of whom came from Moore, Costello & Hart.
The five individuals who joined Larkin Hoffman, along with their practice areas, are:
· J. Patrick Plunkett, corporate law
· Phyllis Karasov, labor and employment law
· Tara Mattessich, tax, trusts, and estate
· Brandi Kerber, real estate law
· Andrew Moran, business litigation
“We are fortunate to have these talented individuals join our team,” Larkin Hoffman President Bill Griffith said in a prepared statement. “This group of attorneys was heavily recruited by several law firms in Minneapolis and St. Paul; we are delighted they chose to practice with us.”
Larkin Hoffman was founded in 1958, and it is among Minnesota’s 15-largest law firms based on licensed Minnesota attorneys, of whom there are more than 75. The firm counsels clients in a wide variety of practice areas including real estate and land use law, corporate law and government relations, business and intellectual property litigation, franchise and distribution law, technology and intellectual property law, and labor and employment law.