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Attorney Lauri Schmid: Serving Apple Valley, MN

Attorney Lauri¬†Schmid is committed to serving the communities of Minnesota’s South Metro, and Apple Valley is no exception.

The home to Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A., in 2010, Money magazine named Apple Valley the 20th best place to live in the United States. As Apple Valley continues to move up the ladder of the best-quality-of-life cities in the country, we continue to invest in helping its businesses and residents with their legal needs and challenges. Our scope of work includes practicing within the areas of estate planning, corporate and business law, bankruptcy law and real estate law, among others. If you need a lawyer, call Lauri Schmid at 952-953-8843.

Investing in our communities with understanding and concern keeps Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. receptive to our clients needs and challenges. Read on for a sampling of information about the City of Apple Valley and links to helpful city resources.

Apple Valley is a city in northwestern Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities. In 1963, Orrin Thompson selected the name Apple Valley for several of his properties on either side of County Road 42, and had an apple tree planted at each home in the developments. Apple Valley is home to the Minnesota Zoo, a nationally famous zoological garden that houses hundreds of animals.

Apple Valley

Apple Valley was incorporated in 1969, and is the 18th most populous city in Minnesota. In 2010, Money Magazine named Apple Valley the 20th best place to live in the United States.


Burnsville is located 15 miles south of downtown Minneapolis and is part of Dakota County. Burnsville is the sixth-largest suburb in the metro area.


As the southern gateway to the Twin Cities, Lakeville offers the advantages of living near a metropolitan area while providing a family-friendly atmosphere with outstanding recreational opportunities.

Prior Lake

Seen as the sister city of Shakopee, Prior Lake is one of the oldest southern metro cities and is 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Scott County in Minnesota.


Savage is in Scott County in Minnesota and is bordered to the east by the city of Burnsville, to the west by the cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake, and on the south by Credit River Township.


Incorporated in 1857 as a booming river town, today Shakopee is the county seat of Scott County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.

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