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Matthew J. Schaap - Apple Valley, MN

14985 Glazier AveSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Updated: 03/03/2022

Apple Valley Appeals Lawyer

Overview

Matthew Schaap is a shareholder and a member of the firm's board of directors. He regularly assists clients with a variety of personal and business litigation matters.

Matthew began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to Elizabeth Hayden, a Minnesota District Court Judge. As a Law Clerk, he played an active supporting role in the process of judicial decision-making...

About Matthew J. Schaap

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Litigation
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Probate Litigation

Litigation

  • 95%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder | Vice President

Year Joined Firm

  • 2004

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Dakota County Bar Association (Member)
  • Member of Governing Council, Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    J.D.
    Honors: Dean’s List
    Honors: CALI Award: Legal Research and Writing
    Honors: Department Award: Best Appellate Brief in First Year Law School Class
    Law Review: Hamline Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Calvin College, 1999
    B.A.
    Major: English

Past Positions

  • Hon. Elizabeth A. Hayden, Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District, Judicial Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Secretary, Community Dental Care; Community Dental Care is a Minnesota non-profit consisting of 26 dentists who serve patients from clinics in St. Paul and Maplewood, Minnesota.;Community Dental Care is a recipient of the Charities Review Council "Meets Standards" seal based on satisfaction of 27 standards of accountability.
  • Rotary Club of Rosemount, Minnesota (Past President)
  • Rotary International (Past Assistant District Governor)
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair)

Classes and Seminars

  • How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), NBI (2018).
  • Business Contract Disputes: Start to Finish, NBI National Webinar (2015)
  • Fundamentals of Landlord Tenant Law: Sterling Educational Services (2015)
  • Tablet Computing and Your Practice, Richard T. Oakes American Inn of Court

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Matthew J. Schaap

Included on the 2016 Minnesota list


Past Lists

  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Matthew J. Schaap on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Minnesota Rising Stars List , 2007 - 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2013
  • Lead Counsel Rated in Civil Litigation

Representative Clients

  • St. Paul Park Ref. Co. LLC v. Domeier, 950 N.W.2d 547 (Minn. 2020) (clarifying tax payment requirement in Minnesota adverse possession law).
  • Cambria Co. LLC v. M&M Creative Laminants Inc., A18-1978, 2019 WL 3543602 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 5, 2019) (certified questions on application of Minnesota Franchise Act).
  • Sames v. Scott County, A18-0753, 2019 WL 1510948 (Minn. Ct. App. Apr. 8, 2019) (defamation per se claims).
  • Ride Auto Co. v. Ibanez, 2015 WL 4507991 (Minn. Ct. App. July 27, 2015) (default judgment).
  • Sharp v. Hayloft Prop. Mgmt. Co., 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 13 (Minn. App. 2012) (unemployment benefits).
  • Old Reliable Wholesale, Inc. v. Cornell Corp., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 5139 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (patent litigation attorneys’ fees).
  • Estate of Anthony Fox v. Fox Compactors, Inc. and Dennis W. Buhl, (Arbitration) (Arbitration 2010) (intellectual property breach of contract).
  • Michael L. O'Brien v. Friends of St. Croix Preparatory Academy (Washington County, Minnesota 2010) (summary judgment and attorneys’ fees).
  • George O. Ensminger et al. v. Timberland Mortgage Services, Inc. et al., 2010 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 341 (Minn. App. 2010) (summary judgment in class action mortgage origination litigation).
  • Old Reliable Wholesale, Inc. v. Cornell Corp., 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 26985 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (summary judgment in patent litigation).
  • Instant Testing Company, et. al. v. Community Security Bank, et. al., 715 N.W.2d 124 (Minn. App. 2006) (Minn. App. 2006).

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Office Information

Address

14985 Glazier AveSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124

Fax

  • 952-432-3780

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Yes

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm

Publication

Articles

  • From Workaholism to Work-Life Balance: Change Is Within Reach, Law Practice Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2014)
  • Minnesota Litigation Checklists §§ 1-1 et seq. , Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., 2007

Representative Cases

  • Sharp v. Hayloft Prop. Mgmt. Co., 2012 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 13 (Minn. App. 2012)
  • Old Reliable Wholesale, Inc. v. Cornell Corp., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 5139 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
  • Estate of Anthony Fox v. Fox Compactors, Inc. and Dennis W. Buhl, (Arbitration) (Arbitration 2010)
  • Michael L. O'Brien v. Friends of St. Croix Preparatory Academy ,(Washington County, Minnesota 2010)
  • George O. Ensminger et al. v. Timberland Mortgage Services, Inc. et al., 2010 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 341 (Minn. App. 2010)
  • Old Reliable Wholesale, Inc. v. Cornell Corp., 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 26985 (Fed. Cir. 2009)
  • Instant Testing Company, et. al. v. Community Security Bank, et. al., 715 N.W.2d 124 (Minn. App. 2006) (Minn. App. 2006)

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