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

Established in 1986

Practice Area: Governmental Law, Municipal Law, Commercial Law 380 more areas of practice + 380 more

Attorneys at This Firm 15 + attorneys view all
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Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.

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Serving Apple Valley, MN view address

Serving Apple Valley, MN view address

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Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

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

Attorney at Law

At Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A., our legal services are carefully tailored to fit the individual needs of our clients. Whether providing legal counsel on complex litigation, real estate or estate planning matters or offering day-to-day advice on contract issues or consumer questions, our attorneys are goal-oriented, and we understand that clients trust us to provide clear-cut advice and aggressive advocac...

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Attorney at Law

At Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A., our legal services are carefully tailored to fit the individual needs of our clients. Whether providing legal counsel on complex litigation, real estate or estate planning matters or offering day-to-day advice on contract issues or consumer questions, our attorneys are goal-oriented, and we understand that clients trust us to provide clear-cut advice and aggressive advocacy.

Through a culture of open communication and value-oriented legal services, we have developed many long-lasting relationships with our clients, many of whom return to us year after year. As we continue to grow, we are committed to maintaining the small-firm culture our clients appreciate. In that regard, we are continually examining new ways to provide more individual attention to our clients. We recognize that not all clients are the same, but we also understand that, whether a large bank or an individual homeowner, our clients appreciate it when we do the little things, like responding to client voicemails the same day we receive them. It's one of our commitments, and it's just one reflection of the firm culture that we believe sets us apart. Whatever the practice area or project, our attorneys work to create an innovative and collegial atmosphere with clients, and an environment in which the ethical practice of law and the strength of the attorney-client relationship are of primary importance.

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Areas of Law

  • Governmental Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Labor And Employment
  • Employment Law
  • Banking Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • DUI/DWI
  • Expungements
  • Felonies
  • Adoptions
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Civil Unions
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Day Care
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Fathers Rights
  • Foster Care
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • International Child Abduction
  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Interstate Support
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Condominium Conversions
  • Condominium Development
  • Condominium Law
  • Condominium Timeshares
  • Conservation Easements
  • Conveyancing
  • Cooperative Housing Association Law
  • Cooperative Conversions
  • Cooperative Housing Law
  • Easements
  • Historic Conservation Easements
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Land Trusts
  • Manufactured Housing Law
  • Mixed Use Development
  • Mobile Home Law
  • Planned Unit Development Law
  • Property Management
  • Quiet Title
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Arbitration
  • Real Estate Banking Law
  • Real Estate Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Brokerage Law
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability
  • Real Estate Brokers Licensing
  • Real Estate Brokers Malpractice
  • Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense
  • Real Estate Collections
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Errors and Omissions
  • Real Estate Exchanges
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Real Estate Investment Taxation
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Real Estate Joint Ventures
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • Real Estate Restructuring
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Real Estate Secured Lending
  • Real Estate Securities
  • Real Estate Settlements
  • Real Estate Syndication
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • Real Estate Tax Assessment
  • Real Estate Tax Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Tax Liens
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Real Estate Title
  • Real Estate Title Examination
  • Real Estate Title Insurance
  • Real Estate Workouts
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Real Property Development
  • Real Property Finance
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate Development
  • Residential Real Estate Finance
  • Residential Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Right of Way Easements
  • Waterfront Development
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Leasing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Executive Transfers
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Legislation
  • Labor Relations
  • Labor Strikes
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Union Contract Negotiations
  • Union Elections
  • Union Labor Law
  • Union Organization
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Retirement Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust and Estate Collections
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trust Planning
  • Wealth Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Cooperatives
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Formation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Taxation
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Trusts
  • Business Valuation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Closely Held Business Taxation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Cooperative Taxation
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Minority Business Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Privatization
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Trade Association Law
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Labor Law
  • Municipal Leasing
  • Municipal Liability
  • Municipal License Tax
  • Municipal Pension Law
  • Municipal Prosecution
  • Municipal Redevelopment
  • Municipal Risk Management
  • Municipal Utility Law
  • Municipal Utility Regulation
  • Police Labor Law
  • Tax Increment Finance
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Neurolaw
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Premises Liability
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use

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Client Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 12 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 12 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.4/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.6/5.0
  • Sharon K. Hills Read all 2 reviews

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/21/12

    Even uphill battles CAN be won with the conservative views of MN courts - Sharon was level headed, direct and a joy to work with. She is an asset to a... Read more

    Even uphill battles CAN be won with the conservative views of MN courts - Sharon was level headed, direct and a joy to work with. She is an asset to anyone's difficult Divorce/Custody issues.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • Ryan J. Bies Read all 3 reviews

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/31/10

    I received personal attention by Ryan and his staff and was made to feel a part of the whole process. He answered my questions and gave me personal,... Read more

    I received personal attention by Ryan and his staff and was made to feel a part of the whole process. He answered my questions and gave me personal, true-to-life, answers. He has a wealth of knowledge. He definitely made me feel as if we were a team. He truly understood my needs and made sure that I was given the best representation without making me feel as if I were just a number or "billable hours." I highly recommend him to anyone going through any legal issues that Ryan deals with.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • Stephen A. Ling Read 1 review

    4.8/5.0 by a Small Business on 09/19/10

    Extremely pleased with the service and outcome. We have referred several others to Steve and will continue to do so. Read more

    Extremely pleased with the service and outcome. We have referred several others to Steve and will continue to do so.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
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  • Brian J. Wisdorf Read all 2 reviews

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 05/14/13

    Brian is extremely knowledgeable in the field of wills and probate. He is very through, and holds high professional standards for himself and firm he... Read more

    Brian is extremely knowledgeable in the field of wills and probate. He is very through, and holds high professional standards for himself and firm he works for.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

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

    5.0/5.0 by a Small Business on 11/10/10

    Our nonprofit organization obtains help from Michael Klemm, Esq. to purchase 5 lots for our parking lot need. He has been extremely helpful in all aspects in protecting... Read more

    Our nonprofit organization obtains help from Michael Klemm, Esq. to purchase 5 lots for our parking lot need. He has been extremely helpful in all aspects in protecting our interest for example...He makes sure that the purchase is a fair price, the zoning and soil testing are properly done. He is alert to make sure that we follow the rule and the law to make sure that we would not run into problem later on. I highly recommend Michael Klemm, Esq. and his law firm.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

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

    4.8/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/03/11

    Member of the firm wrote wills for me and spouse. Later wrote an addendum to the wills. They were clear in their communications, easily met our requests, and were courte... Read more

    Member of the firm wrote wills for me and spouse. Later wrote an addendum to the wills. They were clear in their communications, easily met our requests, and were courteous and efficient in dealing with us.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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

    4.3/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/24/10

    Steve Ling made us feel like he was in our corner. He gave us such hope and would not back down when our landlord threw out threats. He helped us find the loopholes in ou... Read more

    Steve Ling made us feel like he was in our corner. He gave us such hope and would not back down when our landlord threw out threats. He helped us find the loopholes in our contract and showed us that much of our contract wasn't even legal. He has given us a great amount of info that has helped us to make smarter decisions with our landlord and our communications. He was a Godsend!!

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      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      3.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

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

    4.3/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/24/10

    He was very aggressive and very thorough in his search for information on our case. He never made us feel like we were stupid for asking questions and gave us a tremendou... Read more

    He was very aggressive and very thorough in his search for information on our case. He never made us feel like we were stupid for asking questions and gave us a tremendous amount of hope. He also was willing to work with us when we couldn't pay him because of our situation.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      3.0/5.0
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 17 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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      Firm Details

      Year Established
      1986
      Firm Size
      16
      Payment Information
        Credit cards accepted
      State Bar Summary

      All attorneys are licensed to practice law in Minnesota.

      Contact

      Phone: Click to View Phone # 952-432-3136

      Fax: 952-432-3780

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      Firm Address:
      Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. 14985 Glazier Avenue, Suite 525,
      Apple Valley, MN 55124-4517
      U.S.A.

      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Saturday By appointment
      • Sunday By appointment
      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Saturday By appointment
      • Sunday By appointment

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