Kevin Hofman focuses his practice on business litigation including banking, financial services, shareholder, and business disputes. His depth of experience allows him to represent both plaintiffs and defendants, to both try and settle cases. He regularly serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. In addition to managing his practice, Kevin also serves as the Chair of the Business Litigation group.
Kevin’s banking knowledge spans the Uniform Commercial Code, Reg. CC, Reg. J, and state and federal law. He has represented and advised banks in disputes involving transfer and presentment warranties, midnight deadline issues, conversion claims, Ponzi schemes, and other fraud situations. In the financial services area, Kevin represents customers, registered representatives, and broker dealers in securities and regulatory claims in state and federal court, before FINRA arbitration panels, and in disciplinary proceedings. Kevin’s business litigation experience encompasses claims involving contracts, defamation, shareholder disputes, insurance coverage, business torts, and notes and guaranties.
Kevin usually gets called to the table when clients are in crisis. He brings more than just courtroom savvy to a client’s team. He offers an earnest resolve to take issues to completion, in the best way for the client. While Kevin will be a tireless advocate for the client, he separates emotions from the issue at hand and gives clients a practical solution that works for their business. Litigation is costly and time-intensive, and Kevin understands that the client’s efforts are better spent elsewhere. Kevin is efficient—his work is purposeful and he does not waste his time, or the client’s time. He is always prepared and tells clients exactly what he thinks even if it is not what they want to hear. His goal is always to help clients reach their goals.
Kevin’s attention to detail and to clients has been recognized by his peers. He has been a Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyer since 2000, and a Minnesota Law & Politics Top 40 ADR Super Lawyer since 2002.