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Loren Morris Solfest

Loren Morris Solfest

Practice areas:

Banking, Business, Litigation, Real Estate

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About Me

Loren Solfest is a managing shareholder and Vice-President of Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. He heads the firm's banking and business/commercial transactional and litigation law practice groups. He has been practicing law since 1986 and has an established practice in the areas of banking, commercial litigation, business and real estate law. He has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of transactions as well as matters in state and federal courts, at both the district and appellate court levels.


Loren is certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is also a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and has served as a mediator and arbitrator in numerous cases since 1997. Loren is licensed to practice law in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; the United States District Court, District of Minnesota; and the United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. Loren has been repeatedly named to the Super Lawyers list and AV Peer Review Rated.


When he is not at work, Loren enjoys family and church activities, participating in various sports, attending his children's musical, academic and sporting events and following the Fighting Irish.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Banking: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.

14985 Glazier Avenue
Suite 525
Apple Valley, MN, 55124

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing200003/24/2015
MNAuthorized to practice198606/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2015
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2014
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Rated Lawyer in Real EstateAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell TM2013
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2012
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2011
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2010
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMnnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
AV® Preeminent TM Peer ReviewRated by Martindale-Hubbell2006
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
All Star AwardMinnesota Valley YMCA Y Partners Campaign2004
Distinguished Leader AwardSouthwest YMCA1997
Minnesota ADR ProgramQualified NeutralN/A
Certified Real Property SpecialistMinnesota State Bar AssociationN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder & Vice PresidentDougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.1989 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency. Inc.,Board Member and Former Secretary2011 - Present
Apple Valley Chamber of CommerceBoard Chairperson and former Board Member2010 - 2010
Legal Assistance of Dakota CountyVolunteer1989 - Present
National Bicentennial Writing CompetitionCompetition Judge1987 - 1987
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal ServicesVolunteer1986 - 1989
Dakota County Regional Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Burnsville Chamber of CommerceFormer Treasurer and Board MemberN/A
Lakeville Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Minnesota Valley YMCA,Former Chariperson and Board MemberN/A
Dakota County Law LibraryBoard MemberN/A
Minnesota Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer MemberN/A
Y Partners CampaignFormer ChairpersonN/A
Notre Dame Club of MinnesotaLifetime MemberN/A
Minnesota Association for JusticeFormer MemberN/A
1st District Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dakota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southwest Area YMCAFormer Board Chairperson and Board MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Minnesota Litigation Checklists §1-1 et seq. (Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.)Author2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Notre DameN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Friends of Our Lady LuncheonEnd-of-Life Care2015
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce LuncheonBusiness Law Topics for Business Owners and Employers2013