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Joel Matthew Fremstad

Business Attorney at Fargo, ND

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 25 years
    North Dakota - ND 26 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State ND
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Joel

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I have had a diverse legal and business career. I was a partner with one of North Dakota’s largest law firms for nearly 10 years. During that time I developed my practice to include employment law, business litigation, and collections. I left private practice to become General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources for a privately held real estate and venture capital business with extensive real estate and other small business holdings. This broadened my knowledge and experience in starting and acquiring businesses and in the operating complexities of such businesses.

While acting as General Counsel, I recognized the value of this unique perspective as both business owner and business attorney. In 2008 I founded Fremstad Law with a clear focus on bringing this advantage to my clients.

I graduated from the North Dakota School of Law with honors including Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers and served as Research Editor of the North Dakota Law Review. After graduation, I clerked for the North Dakota Supreme Court and then joined what was then Nilles, Hansen and Davies, Ltd in Fargo. I am currently licensed in both North Dakota and Minnesota and have also appeared before several tribal courts.

I have been active in the Fargo Moorhead Community. I am the Past President of the Cass County Bar Association, the Past President of The Fargo Rotary Club (), the Past Board Chair of Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization (), a past member of the North Dakota Judiciary Standards Committee, and a past member Board Member of the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, North Dakota ()

I am married and have two children.

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Location

Joel Matthew Fremstad
PO Box 3143
Fargo, ND, 58107

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Posted by Tom Hansen | March 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An outstanding attorney
I felt that Joel did a great job and represented me extremely well. I felt that Joel listened to me, evaluated everything that came up and gave me the best legal instructions. I will use Fremstad law again in my future needs when I require an attorney.
Posted by Dana | October 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
RIGHT DECISION
Fremstad Law firm has always guided us down the path that led to the best end result! We have worked with Joel for over 15 years and though we have not always agreed on everything. I can honestly say he has always made the RIGHT DECISION on everything we have done!
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Always has our best interest
I have worked with Fremstad Law since 2011. Both personally and professionally. They have our best interest at heart. They listen to our needs and concerns. They try to direct us to the least expensive solution to solve our needs. They are not just racking up time for a big bill. I've learned a lot from working with them. I'd highly recommend setting up a meeting for a free consult. Actions speak louder than words, let them earn your business the way they earned mine.
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Posted by Eric | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
From Big to Small He Successfully Does it All!
I have been working with Mr. Fremstad for over 4 years now. I am still impressed at his promptness in handling whatever issue our business have to deal with. He has always given us the Blunt truth saving us time & money, which we appreciate. I could not recommend him enough to someone possibly looking for Help. There are cheaper alternatives, but with your issue, is that what you want? If you are looking for cheap look elsewhere, but if you are looking for the Best, You can't go wrong with Mr. Fremstad. Thanks Joel for all you've done!
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Posted by Mike | May 22, 2012
Excellent Legal Partner
I have been working with Joel as my attorney for over 5 years. During that time he has helped us navigate many challenging and complex legal issues. He is the best attorney I have ever worked with.
Posted by Kent | May 17, 2012
Versatile Energy Services Corporation (U.S.A.)
Fremstad Law performed above our expectations and were available to discuss our legal issues at any time. Joel was very personable and took time to understand all of our concerns. Fremstad Law will continue to represent Versatile Energy.
Posted by Joseph | May 11, 2012
Joel Matthew Fremstad
Joel is a breath of fresh air, he is by far the best Attorney I have worked with in years, and wanna know how I found him, he was the other parties Attorney, and when we settle , I approached him to be our Attorney. Best thing we have done on our legal end of business. he is a caring , respectful, respondsive,smart, and a Attorney you want representing you
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Posted by Dan | May 10, 2012
Can't go wrong
I used Joel Fremstad on a business acquisition and was very pleased with the overall process. I was new to this process and felt that Joel really took the time to make sure I understood everything that was going on. He was quick to tell me if we were wasting our time on something, and ensured that important details received the attention they deserved. Overall I had no reservations with the process which is a great feeling when making such a huge life decision. I would highly reccomend Joel in similar circumstances moving forward, and have opted to use him again for a second business we are now looking at.
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Posted by Rory | May 9, 2012
Quality service!
I've seen Joel's work as corporate counsel as well as had him represent me in litigation. I'm always impressed with his attention to detail and knowledge of business law. One thing I truly appreciate and give Joel credit for is his willingness to continue working towards a solution. While in litigation I always felt as though Joel was trying to advance the case towards a solution I felt was equitable and fair. I never felt as though he was 'kicking the can' down the road. He was grinding away trying to achieve a settlement that was practical and feasible.
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Posted by Brian | May 9, 2012
General Counsel without the full-time pay check
Joel is different from most attorneys. He understands the frustrations that many clients have in dealing with lawyers and law firms. He provides excellent advice, legally and financially. He always has your best interests at heart, including in trying to save you money when using his services. I've had Joel help me with contracts, collections and general legal advice. If you have a problem or a question, the best thing to do is call Joel to discuss it. He won't charge for the conversation like others tend to do.
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Posted by Jade | May 9, 2012
hire Joel
I've worked with many attys and Joel is the best. I would not trust my business with anyone else in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • The Marcil Group
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Nilles Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legislative Counsel
  • Congressman Earl Pomeroy
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Nilles Law Firm
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • North Dakota Supreme COurt
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Jamestown College
  • BA
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Osborne v. Brown & Saenger, Inc., 904 N.W.2d 34
  • Reversed
  • Prairie Supply, Inc. v. Apple Elec., Inc., 877 N.W.2d 335 (N.D. 2015).
  • Affirmed
  • Rodenburg v. F-M YMCA
  • Affirmed
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Associations

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Past President
  • 1998 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Order of Coif
  • University of North Dakota
  • 1997
  • Order of the Barristers
  • University of North Dakota
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Subway Midwest Owners
  • Tips, Tricks, and Trends
  • 2016
  • North Dakota Hospitality Association
  • Tip Pooling and Tip Credits
  • 2012
  • NCPERS National Conference
  • Health Care Legislation Before Congress
  • 2004
  • Employee Discharge & Documentation
  • Employee Discharge & Documentation
  • 2003
  • Employee Discharge & Documentation
  • Employee Discharge & Documentation
  • 2002
  • Nilles Law Firm
  • Electronic Research
  • 2001
  • Nilles Law Firm
  • Ethics in Technology
  • 2001
  • Nilles Law Firm
  • Wage & Hour
  • 2001
  • Nilles Law Firm
  • Fundamentals of Employee Policies
  • 2000
  • Internet Research for Legal Staff
  • Internet Research for Legal Staff
  • 2000
  • Hiring, Discipline & Termination
  • Employment Law
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Joel
Business Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is very hard working, highly intelligent, and an excellent lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joel is an outstanding lawyer. I have witnessed first hand the time and effort he puts in to each client relationship and to working together with his clients to reach their goals. Joel would be my first recommendation to any client in need of a business attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been on the same side as Joel in matters as well as on opposite sides-- he is hard working, incredibly intelligent, and he will not slow down or stop representing the interests of his clients. Joel is a professional who cares very much about providing successful outcomes for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joel is a fantastic lawyer who takes a pragmatic approach in representing his clients. He gives his clients the advice they need to hear in a timely manner."