For three decades, Bill Griffith has advised local and national clients on legal and policy issues affecting land use, zoning, real estate, environmental review, municipal law, regulatory matters and government relations. He has been legal counsel to Mall of America in all its phases, and serves as city attorney for the city of Columbus. He is a trusted advisor on real estate development and public funding for both private clients and municipalities.
Bill is a is a frequent speaker at seminars on land use, zoning, and environmental law, and he has served as an adjunct professor in land use law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He has been published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Real Estate Journal and is a frequent panelist on the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Table of Experts for Commercial Real Estate.
Bill is the past president of Larkin Hoffman and has been a leader in community service. He is a founding member of Minnesota Habitat for Humanity and the founding chair of Hennepin Elementary School Board, a public charter school in Minneapolis dedicated to providing an excellent education to students from high-poverty neighborhoods. Bill was instrumental in the creation of the Bloomington Sister City project with Izumi, Japan. Recently, Bill helped launch Friends of Ecolibri, a nonprofit that supports student scholarship in the villages around Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands.