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200 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, #400
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

David R. Schaps Shareholder

David R. Schaps is an experienced attorney in the areas of labor arbitration, economic development, public administration, and state and local government law. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the Hamline Graduate School of Business and Mitchell Hamline School of Law on these topics. Before joining BGS, he served as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Oakdale, Minnesota.

Dave is an avid fan of Minnesota’s professional sports teams. He regularly volunteers with the Roseville Area Optimist Club and loves to spend time traveling and walking along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Practice Areas

  • State, local, and municipal law
  • Economic development law
  • Land use and zoning
  • Employment Law – employer
  • Affirmative action – employer
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employment contracts – employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – employer
  • Labor law
  • Municipal employment law – employer
  • Municipal utility and franchise law
  • Municipal lease law
  • Municipal competitive bidding law
  • Transportation law
  • Minnesota, 2011
  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 2011
  • M.A.P.A. in Public Administration, Hamline University Graduate School of Management, 2006
  • Graduate Certificate, Economic Development
  • B.A., Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2004, magna cum laude
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Roseville Area Optimist Club, Founding member and Charter Secretary

Past Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Minnesota City/County Management Association
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Association of Public Management Professionals
  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award, North Suburban Gavel Association, 2019
  • Volunteer of the Year, Roseville Area Optimist Club, 2019
  • Washington County Commissioner’s Service Award, Workforce Investment Board, 2013
  • Assistant of the Year Award, Association of Public Management Professionals, Minnesota City/County Managers Association Annual Conference, 2010


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