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Blake Gavin Iverson

Business Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.9   19 reviews

About Blake

Learn Blake’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%
    Helping businesses and creative professionals with entity formation, business advising, contracts, intellectual property, human resources, and real estate.

    16 years

  2. Intellectual property
    30%
    Copyright and Trademark registration and enforcement

    16 years

  3. Entertainment
    20%
    Working with artists, labels, and venues to make the magic happen.

    16 years

My practice at Iverson Felsheim is focused on business law, intellectual property, and entertainment. I work with clients ranging from start-ups to companies with millions of dollars in annual revenue. You will find me to be approachable, pragmatic and a creative problem solver. When I'm not working I enjoy running, seeing live music and playing pub trivia.

 

 

Licensed for 16 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Blake

Iverson Felsheim
2945 44th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Ozzy | August 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Contacted
I've been contacting Blake Iverson for some time now. I had general questions about the legality of owning or pursuing a business in Minnesota. He's been great help all the way through with answering my questions. I have not scheduled a consultation with Blake, as I don't need to yet. But when I do, I'm definite that Blake will deliver more than enough needed in the time provided. Highly recommend Blake, if you need the help.
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Posted by Joel | September 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Entertainment Law Specialist
Blake has been incredible to work with. Fair minded, direct, and with a ton of experience to lean on in not just handling legal matters, but advice in handling general procedures for the benefit of a client. Hired a lawyer, ended up with someone that represented my interests in as many ways as he had the experience to support. All of the legal work he did was followed up with phone calls to ensure I had the best understanding possible of what was going on. Really a different experience from most attorneys I've dealt with. Will hire him again.
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Posted by Adam | June 16, 2015
An impossible combination of qualities
With Blake Iverson, you get a lawyer with impeccable credentials, a man with unimpeachable values, a friend with boundless integrity, a public citizen of laudable virtues, and a dude of abidable dudeness. He's just a hell of a guy. I was able to launch a publishing imprint only because of his counsel and belief and generosity with his knowledge. I more than recommend him. If I were to catch wind that you considered hiring him and didn't, we would have a problem. He's the only choice for legal counsel in Minnesota's creative community, and it's not even close.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2013
Bankruptcy and Student Loan
Came across Blake and David’s firm at a time when I was deciding between attempting to settle my debts and bankruptcy. Either way I needed some legal help. While researching my options and lawyers in this area of law I came across their name listed with a national consumer advocacy organization. FriedmanIverson was not the only firm with whom I spoke, but was the one I chose. Decided upon bankruptcy and Blake handled my case. Along the way I also met his colleague David and one of their assistants. Everyone could not have been nicer and easier to deal with. It was an exceedingly simple process and my only regret afterwards was that I didn’t do it sooner. Subsequently, when I was ready to settle my student loan, I didn’t hesitate to contact Blake again. He consulted with me and I found him well-informed on the subject. He provided the guidance I needed to help direct me through the process and the document review service I needed once the account was closed. I would definitely recommend.
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Posted by kate | November 30, 2012
Great response & advice
I called around the Thanksgiving holiday for David (Blake's partner) and left a voicemail expecting a returned call when David returned to the office a few days later. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by a returned phone call wihin a few hours from David's partner, Blake Iverson. Blake was very helpful in providing advice on foreclosure and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Thanks again, Blake!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2012
Knowledgeable, Detailed, Excellent Attorney
The thought of addressing my financial circumstances before going to Friedman Iverson was overwhelming, uncomfortable and extremely stressful. But, at my first meeting with them I knew instantly they could help me. David Friedman and Blake Iverson were not only extremely knowledgeable, but their kind nature put me at ease regarding every step of the process. Everything they told me ahead of time about the filing process was how it occurred. Every email or question I sent to them was answered promptly, thoroughly and with compassion. They were kind, informative and I never felt like any question I asked was not worth asking, no matter how big or little if may have seemed. I have absolutely no doubt that if you work with them they will put you at ease about the entire process. They helped me get back on the right financial course and I will be forever grateful for that. I would highly recommend David and Blake.
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Posted by Danielle | June 16, 2011
Outstanding Attorney.
Mr. Iverson and Mr. Friedman were both extremely knowledgeable, attentive and caring in handling my legal issues. I am grateful to have had the pleasure to work with them. I strongly urge anyone searching for an ally with legal issues to work with them, I promise you will NOT be disappointed.
Posted by Julie | June 1, 2011
Debt Settlement
Blake has been phenomenal to work with. He helped us with a debt settlement that eventually filed in court. Blake is extremely knowledgable and understanding of your situation. He does not judge what has happened. I appreciate all of his hardwork and dedication to helping people. Thank you.
Posted by Taylor | May 5, 2011
Great Small Business Help
It's been nerve-racking to start my own business, but Blake has been both a great help and provided some piece of mind when it comes do legal issues. He's helped me understand my options and provided the necessary paperwork I need to do business, and I've felt comfortable working with him over a period of time on multiple deals.
Posted by Lloyd | March 30, 2011
Happy with the results from your service.
I had a great experience with Blake and David's attorney services, they resolved a major obstacle in the chapter 7 process, and I will definitely recommend their services to anyone needing similar service...Lloyd.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2010
A Fantastic Attorney
I contacted Blake and his partner David for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. I chose to use their services based on their website. Having worked with a few law offices in the past, I was in the market for something a little different. Their website describes them as a "Boutique" law firm - a perfect description of my experience. David and Blake are very professional, yet down to earth. From the first meeting I had with them I could tell I was in good hands. They were patient and reassuring. The office was intimate and I felt like I had both attorney's full attention. When I would call they knew who I was and knew my case inside and out. There were no receptionists or legal assistants to fuss with. All my calls and emails were returned promptly. A meeting with my attorney meant just that.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2010
Knowledgeable Bankruptcy Attorney - 5 Stars!
In 2010 it was clear I needed to make a decision to change my financial situation. I interviewed a few attorneys to understand the bankruptcy process and determine if it was right for me. I chose to move forward with bankruptcy and hired Blake to file on my behalf because he was so down to earth, very knowledgeable & professional, and he took the time to answer all my questions. I was very pleased throughout the entire process. He clearly provided the steps each of us would take in the process in the time frame in which I needed it to happen and always kept me informed. My bankruptcy went through without glitches and Blake followed up with me afterward to make sure I was doing well. I have recommended and referred Blake to others for a variety of services and all of the people I have referred have been very pleased with Blake's services as well and have thanked me for referring them to Blake. 5 Star rating for this knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney!
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Posted by Andrea | July 30, 2010
Made my stressful situation less so
Blake was great, claiming bankruptcy was a bit unnerving for me and he was quick, efficient and easy to work with right from the beginning! I have already referred him to 2 friends and will continue to do so!
Posted by Noah | February 5, 2010
Professional and Trustworthy
Having Blake as my lawyer was a great decision. He was very easy going and professional. He was very accessible and responded very quickly to all my calls and emails. I highly recommend him to anyone that is need of a great lawyer and all around great person !
Posted by Nancy | January 26, 2010
Do you need a good lawyer?
Blake helped me set up a new acupuncture business. He was professional, kind, helpful, and efficient. I found Blake to be very generous with his knowledge and time. He made things simple and easy for us, which is desirable when dealing with confusing contracts and legal documents. I highly recommend Blake Iverson.
Posted by Lisa | January 26, 2010
perfect!
Mr. Iverson helped us write a partnership contract for our new business. He was very informative and thorough. He listened to our needs and was a great mediator. He knows a lot about starting new businesses and is a great resource on many levels. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by John | January 22, 2010
one very happy old camudgen!!
Armed with little more than just my side of a disputed internet sale given by phone and internet, Blake took me on. More evidence to the validity of my story came in dribs and drabs as the case progressed, amazingly the strongest hard evidence to the truth came from the opposition. Which I believe Mr. Iverson percieved immediately put this together with my narrative of events, did research of his own and fashioned a winning argument. All through the ordeal he was patient, impathetic and most appreciated intererested. I believe most of all interested!
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Posted by Sarah | December 3, 2009
Excellent
I hired Mr. Iverson as my defense attorney in 2009 he was knowledgeable and extremely helpful with my case. I have and continue to recommend him to family, friends and colleagues.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2010
Chaptrer 7 Client
I worked with Blake and his partner David this year to help myself get out of debt and have a fresh start with my money and business. This law office was small and I felt comfortable talking about my problems with these young men. Blake was there during the initial meeting and helped to answer my questions along the way.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 10%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • McNally Smith College Of Music
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Friedman Iverson, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Iverson Law Group, LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Consultant
  • Clark Consulting
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Chair of the Arts and Entertainment Section, 2012-2013
  • 2006 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Four-time Chili Cook-Off Winner
  • Hallman Chili Cook-Off
  • 2015

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • TPT Alamanac
  • The PRINCE Act
  • 2016
  • St. Mary's University
  • Arts Law and Ethics
  • 2015
  • McNally Smith College of Music
  • Copyrights
  • 2015
  • McNally Smith College of Music
  • Contracts
  • 2015
  • Paper Darts Pop-Up Shop
  • Crowdsourcing 101
  • 2013
  • Friedman Iverson Crowdsourcing Symposium
  • Crowdsourcing
  • 2012
  • Boutique Law
  • Law For Entrepreneurs
  • 2012
  • Adult Education
  • Law for Creatives
  • 2012
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University Practice Management Seminar
  • Practice Management
  • 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Section
  • Music Blogs: Pirates or Saviors
  • 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Bankruptcy for Entertainers
  • 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Bankruptcy in the Entertainment World
  • 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Indie Music Blogs and the State of the Music Business
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Blake
Business Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blake's sharp business sense is impressive. He's a smart trustworthy attorney."
Entertainment Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blake is an honest no-nonsense problem solver."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blake is skilled and thorough as a bankruptcy attorney and makes sure his clients can get through the bankruptcy process with as few roadblocks as possible. But his biggest strength is his compassion toward his clients. Blake takes the time to explain the ins and outs of bankruptcy and prepares his clients thoroughly so they sail through their 341 hearings."
Minneapolis Business Lawyer Blake Gavin Iverson
Blake Gavin Iverson
Business Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 16 years