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Robert B. Bauer - Apple Valley, MN

14985 Glazier AveSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Updated: 02/13/2024

Apple Valley Litigation Lawyer


Mr. Bauer is a shareholder with the firm, and he represents clients in general municipal, land use and real estate matters including zoning and comprehensive guide plan amendment applications, litigation of condemnation actions and special assessment appeals; general civil litigation; shareholder dispute litigation; wills, trusts and business succession planning.

About Robert B. Bauer

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • General Municipal
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession Planning


  • 60%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder | Firm President


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1992
  • Wisconsin, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Real Property Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2002
  • Qualified Neutral Under Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 114, ADR Program, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member, Real Property Law Section)
  • Dakota County Bar Association (Member)
  • First Judicial District Bar Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association (Member)
  • Appraisal Institute (Member)
  • Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (Member)
  • First Judicial District Ethics Committee, 2004 - 2007 (Investigator)
  • Eagan Chamber of Commerce
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Dakota County Chamber of Commerce


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1992
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards: Evidence; Sales and Secured Transactions
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987
    Major: Political Science

Classes and Seminars

  • Seminar: Title Law in Minnesota, 2008
  • Seminar: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding Easements, 2008
  • Seminar: Road and Access Law: Successfully Handling Disputes, 2007
  • Seminar: Road and Access Law: Successfully Handling Disputes, 2006
  • Seminar: Managing Ethical Issues in Your Day-to-Day Practice in Minnesota, 2005
  • Seminar: Ethical Considerations in Eminent Domain Cases, 2005
  • Seminar: Commercial Real Estate Transactions and Title Issues in Minnesota: Building a Solid Foundation for Success, 2004
  • Seminar: Specialty Ethics in Minnesota: Professionalism, Substance Abuse and Elimination of Bias, 2004
  • Seminar: Getting Successful Results in Minnesota Eminent Domain Actions, 2003
  • Seminar: Major Land Use Laws in Minnesota, 2003
  • Seminar: Damages in Minnesota Civil Trial Practice, 2002
  • Guest Speaker: Minnesota Parks and Recreation Association (Topic: Employee Liability/Data Practices), 1998
  • Guest Speaker: Minnesota Water Workers Convention (Topic: Public Employee Liability), 1997


Other Sources of Feedback About Robert B. Bauer

Included on the 2024 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 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 Robert B. Bauer on Super Lawyers


  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2008
  • Super Lawyers, Real Estate and Civil Litigation, 2007 - Present


Office Information


14985 Glazier AveSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124


  • 952-432-3780

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm



  • Author, Minnesota Litigation Checklists §§ 1-1 et seq., (Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.) (Available in print and through, 2007

Representative Cases

  • George O. Ensminger et al. v. Timberland Mortgage Services, Inc. et al. (affirming summary judgment of dismissal in favor of client, a residential mortgage lender), A09-1213 (Minn. App. 2010)
  • Eagan Econ. Dev. Auth. v. U-Haul Co., 765 N.W.2d 403 (Minn. App. 2009)
  • Equity Trust Co. v. Cole, 766 N.W.2d 334 (Minn. App. 2009)
  • Costa v. Carambola Partners, LLC, 590 F. Supp. 2d 1141 (D. Minn. 2008 2008)
  • D&D Mechanized Trucking, Inc. v. Rihm Motor Co. (involving contract claims), 2007 AP001697FT (unpublished opinion) (Wis. App. Ct. 2008)
  • Schmitz v. City of Farmington (involving tort claims and inverse condemnation), 2007 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 753 (Minn. App. 2007)
  • Jones v. Rees-Max, LLC (involving equity stripping), 514 F. Supp.2d 1139 (D. Minn. 2007)
  • Instant Testing Company, et al. v. Community Security Bank, et al. (involving relocation benefits), 715 N.W.2d 124 (Minn. App. 2006)
  • Bradley Bengston and Brenda Bengston v. Nick J. Dzandzara, et al (addressing equity stripping/fraud), LEXIS 226 (Minn. App. Unpub. 2006) (Minn. App. 2006)
  • Concept Properties, LLP v. City of Minnetrista (involving land use), 694 N.W.2d 804 (Minn. App. 2005)
  • Pomrenke v. Department of Commerce (involving mortgage origination licensing), 677 N.W.2d 85 (Minn. App. 2004)
  • Watson's Props. LLC v. Menard, Inc. (involving Rule 12 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure), 2002 Minn. App. LEXIS 756 (Minn. App. 2002)
  • Whitehouse v. Dachtera (addressing sales representative/arbitration requirement), 609 N.W.2d 248 (Minn. App. 2000)
  • Majestic Inc. v. Berry (involving the enforcement of a confession of judgment), 593 N.W.2d 251 (Minn. App. 1999)
  • Kassan Realty Co. v. Metzen Realty, Inc. (involving contract interpretation and rescission), 1999 WL 1102299 (Minn. App. 1999)
  • City of Eagan v. Olson (involving condemnation), 1998 WL 690860 (Minn. App. 1998)
  • Zehrer v. Helland (involving real estate/fraud), 1998 WL 346651 (Minn. App. 1998)
  • City of Eagan v. Finch (involving condemnation), 1998 WL 252322 (Minn. App. 1998)

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