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Sarah Emily Fisher

Debt collection Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Sarah E. Fisher-Otten


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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    25%
    Creditors' remedies; Judgment enforcement; Foreign judgment enforcement; Debt collection for businesses and community associations; Debt settlement; Representation of creditors in debtor bankruptcies and adversary proceedings

    17 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Civil litigation of debt collection, construction, real estate, and commerical matters, including prosecution and defense of conciliation court claims, actions for breach of contract, and mechanic's lien foreclosures

    17 years

  3. Real estate
    25%
    Draft, review and cancel residential purchase agreements and contracts for deed; Draft and review residential and commercial lease agreements; Preparation and service of mechanic's liens; Prosecution and defense of mechanic's lien foreclosures; Landlord/tenant matters; Collection of homeowner's association dues; Resolution of title defects and boundary disputes; Torrens proceedings

    17 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    Representation of landlords in unlawful detainers/evictions and security deposit/damage disputes; Representation of tenants in security deposit disputes.

    17 years

  5. Construction and development
    5%
    Preparation and service of mechanic's liens; Prosecution and defense of mechanic's lien foreclosures; Drafting and negotiation of contract and subcontract agreements; Defense against complaints made to Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

    17 years

I represent businesses and individuals in transactions and lawsuits. My practice includes real estate matters such as residential and commercial sales and purchases, contracts for deed, leasing, resolution of boundary disputes and title defects, mortgage and mechanic's lien foreclosures, landlord rights, evictions and unlawful detainers; creditor's remedies for businesses and individuals, including debt collection, judgment enforcement, and reprsentation of creditors in debtor bankruptcies; construction matters including drafting, service and enforcement of mechanic's liens; and civil litigation.

Licensed for 16 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/29/2022

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

Contact Sarah

Fisher Law Firm, PLLC
1120 E. 80th St.
Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN, 55420

Reviews

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Posted by Joe | November 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with, responsive
Hired Sarah to represent me as I navigated the For Sale By Owner world for the first time. I sent messages out to six lawyers and Sarah was the only one that returned my call. The other five all listed themselves as real-estate lawyers, so not sure what that was all about, but I appreciated her willingness to work with me. It was a mostly smooth sale, but I knew that if something would have come up that I was in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and got the job done
I fully recommend Ms. Fisher to represent you should you require an attorney. Not only was her representation of me successful, it was fast, and stress free. I did not need to worry about anything. She kept me informed the entire way and quickly secured my judgment from the other side. Ms. Fisher, thank you for being there for me.
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Posted by Kari | May 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service and Representation
Sarah helped me in a civil suit, she took a very stressful situation for me and immediately made me feel comfortable and well represented. Sarah remained completely professional, always prompt in answering any questions I may have and provided me with professional advise in my best interest for a positive resolution.
Posted by Mike | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Get's the job done
GCC Ready Mix began using Sarah in 2012 to represent our Minnesota facilities in the collection of debt. We have found her to be very thorough in her research and professional in her approach in her collections while representing our company. Sarah has helped us resolve numerous cases assigned to her while also keeping our collection/attorney expenses in check.
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Posted by Jon | August 11, 2015
very professional and quick
Sarah represented me in a civil case, everything was taken care of quickly and professionally. She was always responsive to questions or necessary meetings which helped me get a full collection of the money that was owed to me from the other party.
Posted by Will & Vern | January 15, 2013
Outstanding Representation!
Attorney Fisher handled & completed our "very rare" case so professionally & promptly. After just speaking with her for the first time, we felt some relief. She is such a great listener & so easy to talk to. She seemed to understand our pain & frustration immediately and for that we were so thankful & grateful. She is very knowledgeable & kept us well informed. She returned our calls & emails very quickly. As lawyers are not cheap, we feel our money has been very well spent. We highly recommend her for business & real estate matters.
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Posted by Derik Otten | December 11, 2012
Great Services with a favorable outcome
Ms. Fisher represented the company I worked for in defense of a mechanics lien that was filed by a supplier on the project. My company had already paid the subcontractor for work in place and materials used. The subcontractor closed its doors in the middle of the project and left myself, other contractors and suppliers with unpaid bills and unfinished work. Sarah contacted the material supplier immediately about the no-lien stipulation the landlord had in place and the fact it was posted at the entrance to the jobsite. Unfortunately for the supplier they had to look elsewhere to recoup their costs. Sarah did a great job and I will defiantly hire her again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-315 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Investigator
  • 4th District Ethics Committee
  • 2021 - Present
  • Owner, Attorney
  • Fisher Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Claims Counsel
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Rinke Noonan
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Rinke Noonan
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Carrier Services Group, Inc. v. IQ Reseller Inc
  • Successfully opposed judgment debtor's motion to stay enforcement of and vacate my client's foreign judgment. Judgment debtor's motion denied.
  • Fabritain Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Coit Services v. Evelyn Berger, et al.
  • Successfully argued for award of 100% of attorney's fees incurred in prosecuting client's mechanic's lien foreclosure. Court adopted my analysis that the labor and material Coit provided to defendant's home constituted a lienable improvement.

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Association of Women Contractors
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (Central MN Chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Association of Women Contractors
  • Legal Advisor
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Association of Women Contractors
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • LEED Certification Training Course
  • Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association
  • 2010

Publications

  • Collection Law from Start to Finish, National Business Institute
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and State Collection Laws
  • 2016
  • On the Level, Central Minnesota Builders Association
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate for the Non-Specialist, Minnesota CLE
  • Residential and Commercial Leases and Evictions
  • 2021
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Understanding Mechanic's Liens
  • 2019
  • Tips for Debt Collection Practice in Minnesota, Minnesota CLE
  • The Ethics of Collection and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2018
  • Ultimate Guide to Collection Law, National Business Institute
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Ethical Issues in Collection
  • 2016
  • Tips for Debt Collection Practice in Minnesota, Minnesota CLE
  • The Ethics of Collection and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2016
  • Tips for Handling Residential Real Estate Sales in Minnesota, Minnesota CLE
  • Closing Time: The Closing Process and Common Documents Used in Closings
  • 2016
  • Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law, National Business Institute
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Post-Judgment Discovery, Ethical Issues in Collection
  • 2015
  • Ultimate Guide to Collection Law, National Business Institute
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Ethical Issues in Collection
  • 2015
  • Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction, Minnesota CLE
  • Closing Time: What To Do At and After the Closing
  • 2015
  • Ultimate Guide to Collection Law, National Business Institute
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Ethical Issues in Collection
  • 2014
  • Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction, Minnesota CLE
  • Closing Time: What To Do At and After the Closing
  • 2014
  • Ultimate Guide to Collection Law, National Business Institute
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Ethical Issues in Collection
  • 2013
  • Construction Lien Law, Lorman Education Services
  • Overview of Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota
  • 2011
  • Construction Lien Law, Lorman Education Services
  • Payment and Enforcement of Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota
  • 2011
  • Construction Lien Law, Lorman Education Services
  • Overview of Mechanic's Liens in Minnesota
  • 2009
  • Association of Women Contractors
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Mechanic's Liens
  • 2008
  • West Central Minnesota Builders Association
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Sarah
Debt collection Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Other
"While working as the General Counsel for a real estate brokerage and title company, I hired Sarah to handle the companies' debt collection matters. Sarah did an excellent job. She always communicated what options existed for how to best proceed with each matter, and through her hard work and persistence she was able to obtain great results for the companies."
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Minneapolis Debt collection Lawyer Sarah Emily Fisher
Sarah Emily Fisher
Debt collection Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 16 years