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

Scott M. Lepak Shareholder

Chair, Marketing Committee; Affirmative Action Officer; Chair, Long Range Planning Commission; Board of Directors (2010-2014, 2016-March 2019) 

Scott M. Lepak has been representing employers on labor and employment matters in Minnesota since 1987. His labor practice is focused on assisting employers who are experiencing organizational efforts, facing unit determination hearings, conducting labor negotiations, strike planning, and dealing with unfair labor practices in both the private and public sector.

He is also experienced in labor arbitration on grievances and in interest arbitration. Scott’s employment law practice focuses on providing advice on the application of state and federal law to particular employment situations; preparing personnel policies and affirmative action plans; drafting employment agreements, severance packages, and releases; performing investigations; advising on discipline situations; and defending employers on claims for violation of any federal or state laws related to employment.

Scott is among leading Minnesota attorneys on matters affecting local government and nonprofit agencies. He is outside counsel on labor and employment law counsel for the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) and is the author of a treatise on the Minnesota Public Labor Relations Act, available on the LMC website. He is a member of the metro area chief labor negotiator’s roundtable and is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment topics.

Scott has served as City Attorney for the City of St. Francis since 2000, the City of Becker since 2009, and the City of Champlin since 2014.

Practice Areas

  • Affirmative action – employer
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employment contracts – employer
  • Employment discrimination – employer
  • Employment law – employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – employer
  • Labor arbitration
  • Labor disputes
  • Labor law
  • Labor relations boards and proceedings
  • Municipal employment – employer
  • Sexual harassment – employer
  • State, local, and municipal law
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Wage and hour law
  • Rule 114 Qualified Mediator
  • Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1988
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1987
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, 1984, cum laude
  • Minnesota Statewide ADR Rule 114 Neutral Roster
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

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