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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

  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 practice198607/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2015
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-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
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2012
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2011
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2010
Certified Real Property SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2010
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMnnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2008
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2006
Super Lawyer in Banking Law, Real Estate and Business LitigationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedRated by Martindale-Hubbell2006
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2006
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2005
All Star AwardMinnesota Valley YMCA Y Partners Campaign2004
Certified Real Property SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2004
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2004
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2004
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2003
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2002
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2002
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2001
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education2000
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education1999
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education1998
Certified Real Property SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association1998
Distinguished Leader AwardSouthwest YMCA1997
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education1997
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education1996
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education1995
ADR NeutralMinnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing Education1994
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
Dakota County Law LibraryBoard Member2001 - Present
Legal Assistance of Dakota CountyVolunteer1989 - Present
1st District Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Dakota County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
National Bicentennial Writing CompetitionCompetition Judge1987 - 1987
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal ServicesVolunteer1986 - 1989
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Notre Dame Club of MinnesotaLifetime Member1979 - Present
Lakeville Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Minnesota Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer MemberN/A
Minnesota Valley YMCA,Former Chariperson and Board MemberN/A
Dakota County Regional Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Burnsville Chamber of CommerceFormer Treasurer and Board MemberN/A
Y Partners CampaignFormer ChairpersonN/A
Minnesota Association for JusticeFormer MemberN/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