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John David Schrager

I grew up in a family business. From an early age, I learned about the challenges of owning and operating a business — how to provide a quality service, how to connect with potential customers, how to resolve disputes, and how to build relationships — with both internal and external customers. Having practiced law for 25 years, I help businesses succeed. Simply put, I find meaning in seeing my clients’ businesses thrive. I believe strongly in the benefits of getting ahead of the curve. By anticipating issues, I seek to walk with my clients. I believe in ethics, in being true to your values and in the benefits of developing good business practices. Some people like to drive their cars on the ice in March. I don’t. By being strategic, businesses can succeed — sometimes beyond their wildest expectations — and can do so without walking on thin ice.

Articles and Presentations

  • “Legal Compliance Training”
  • “Discrimination and Harassment Prevention”
  • “Employment Law: Myths and Missteps”
  • “Opportunities & Risks Using Social Media Marketing”
  • Be Careful: Collection Actions May Trigger Franchise on Distribution Laws That Your Client May Not Know About, Business Law News (State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section, July 2009).

Association Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (currently inactive)


  • Wisconsin 1994
  • Minnesota 2005
  • Pennsylvania 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2007


  • Stanford University (BA 1990 Economics, Political Science)
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison (J.D. 1994)

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Minneapolis (Paul Harris Fellow, Former Board Member, Membership Director and Member of the Foundation Board)
  • Volunteer, First Covenant Affordable Housing Project

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