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Joseph V. Ferguson III

American Bankruuptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Consumer Law
  • Minnesota, Wisconsin
Claimed Lawyer Profile

I have practiced law since 1974. I enjoy working with clients to solve problems. I also work with business clients in bankruptcy and with financing, acquisition and sales. Regardless of whether the client is an individual or a business, I work with individuals to achieve their goals and the goals of their businesses. I love living in northern Minnesota and working in the legal system. I also enjoy travelling, playing guitar and piano, reading and walking. Mel Brooks is my favorite producer/director. My wife and I have three grown sons and volunteer our time in community service.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
  • Free Consultation
    We charge a flat fee for most bankruptcies based on the complications. The typical fee for a Chapter 7 is $1,500 plus filing fees. Chapter 13s typically cost $2,500 plus costs. Other work is performed on either a flat fee (not to exceed) or hourly rate of the partner or associate most suitable for the work. Hourly rates of Partners range from $250 per hour to $300 per hour - however each partner selects his/her billing rate after meeting with the client and determining the appropriate fee. Fees are subject to change and are only specifically in writing with the fee agreement which is provided to clients at the inception of representation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
American Bankruuptcy Institute
The ABI is an organization of attorneys and public members who are intrested in bankrutpcy law and practice.
Board Member
Lawyers Professional Responsibilty Board
- Current
Commitee member - Various committees
Minnesota State Bar Association
- Current
I have worked on various committees of the state bar association for 25 years.
Maritime Law Association
- Current
The MLA is a group of attorneys world wide that practice in admiralty/maritime law. It is a specialized field for legal matters involving inland, costal and oceanic shipping. Membership is limited to attorneys who are nomiated by other admiralty lawyers and have shown proficiency in maritime law matters.
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
J.D. (1974) | Law
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University of Louisiana - Lafayette
B.S. | Business Administration
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Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar  # 1007594
- Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association
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Contact & Map
230 W Superior St
Suite 800
Duluth, MN 55802
Telephone: (218) 722-6331
Telephone: (218) 722-6331
Fax: (218) 722-3031