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Matthew John Schaap

Matthew John Schaap

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Employment & Labor, Business, Probate, Guardianship, Patent Infringement

About Me

Matthew is a shareholder with Dougherty Molenda, and he currently plays an active role in its commercial, intellectual property and employment litigation groups. Matthew's practice also involves probate litigation, which includes representation and appearances associated with will contests and guardianship/conservatorship proceedings.


Matthew has civil jury trial experience and has successfully represented the firm's clients at numerous mediations, arbitrations, court trials and motion hearings.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Litigation: 60%
    11 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 10%
    3 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    3 years
  4. Patent Infringement: 5%
  5. Other: 15%
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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 Standing201403/27/2015
MNAuthorized to practice200204/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MN Rising Stars ListSuperLawyers Magazine2014
Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyer (MN)American Society of Legal Advocates2014
MN Rising Stars ListMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2013
Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyer (MN)American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel2012
MN Rising Stars ListMInnesota Law & Politics Magazine2012
MN Rising Stars ListMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2011
MN Rising Stars ListMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2010
MN Rising Stars ListMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
MN Rising Stars ListMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
MN Rising Stars ListMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judicial Law ClerkState of Minnesota2002 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Dakota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sharp v. Hayloft Prop. Mgmt. Co., 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 13 (Minn. App. Jan. 3, 2012)Client received unemployment benefits based on appeal.
Estate of Anthony Fox v. Fox Compactors, Inc. and Dennis W. BuhlClient received orders awarding $110,315.50 due on a promissory note, $215,000.00 in past due patent royalties and $1.6M in future patent royalties, plus attorneys' fees.
George O. Ensminger et al. v. Timberland Mortgage Services, Inc. et al., A09-1213 (Minn. App. Apr. 20, 2010)Case dismissed at summary judgment. Affirmed on appeal.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Law Practice Magazine (ABA)From Workaholism to Work-Life Balance: Change Is Within Reach2014
Minnesota Litigation Checklists (Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.)Assisting Author2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Calvin CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Business Contract Disputes: From Start to FinishBusiness Contract Litigation2015
Oakes Inns of CourtTablet Computing and Your Practice2012