Robert B. Bauer

Robert B. Bauer

Shareholder | Vice President | Treasurer
Apple Valley, Minnesota
952-953-8847 (Direct Dial)
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.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Litigation
  • 20% General Municipal
  • 10% Estate Planning
  • 10% Business Succession Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

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


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

Published Works

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

Representative Cases


  • 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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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, Investigator, 2004 - 2007
  • Eagan Chamber of Commerce
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Dakota County Chamber of Commerce