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Matthew Conor Ferguson

Litigation Attorney at Aspen, CO

5.0   26 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Civil and Commercial Litigation: Business Torts, Contracts; Real Estate, Construction, Complex, Federal Consumer Protection-- Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act; Aviation; Banking Foreclosures and Work Out

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    15%

    38 years

  3. Real estate
    15%

    27 years, 50 cases

  4. Arbitration
    10%
    Numerous arbitrations in various states. Most often under commercial rules. Arbitrations in construction and era estate.

    35 years, 25 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    38 years, 200 cases

 Our plea to the patron of lawyers, St. Thomas More, guides us daily. We ask, in pursuit of our profession, that:

 

I may be able in argument, accurate in analysis, keen in study, correct in conclusion, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, trustworthy with confidences, courageous in court.

 

So in May 2012, with these words in mind, longtime Aspen attorney Matt Ferguson founded his own law firm in downtown Aspen, CO. The Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm is a preeminent Aspen law office with great rankings and perfect client and judge ratings. But adherence to these words is our pursuit. Matt saw the need for not only a new and nimble law firm on Colorado’s Western Slope, but a firm that was first and foremost imbued in the tradition of great lawyers and cases, the drama of a trial or the majesty of a landmark civil rights argument. We believe that modern legal transactions also need and deserve the same sense of honor and excellence. As Colorado attorneys, we represent clients in many district courts and our federal courts. High-profile individuals, entrepreneurs, and major corporations are proud to be our clients. Every small business will be treated as if it is the giant that we know it to be. Although our reach in Colorado is broad, representing and getting to know our own neighbors and communities in the Roaring Fork and Vail valleys is a privilege and joy. We have local, regional, and national clients, and we love nothing better than clients dropping into our beautiful new Aspen law offices. You are always welcome to discuss a legal matter or just to reminisce about an old case or a great deal you made. If we’re busy, we will always get back to you.

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Licensed for 38 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1984
Updated 06/05/2022

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

Contact Matthew

The Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm, P.C.
119 South Spring Street
Suite 201
Aspen, CO, 81611

Reviews

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Posted by Josh | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation
Matt is an aggressive, dedicated attorney who truly cares about his clients. His desire to obtain the best possible result was readily apparent. He was a pleasure to work with during a trying time. I would recommend him to a friend or family member.
Posted by James | May 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mister, Sir
Am seeking a consultation for a business that has not acted according to a set standard, but has lied in the transaction, and deprived me of assets amounting to a large financial destruction.
Posted by Richard | February 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated real estate matter with multiple defendants and plaintiffs.
I had previously hired Mr. Ferguson for a similar matter with a successful conclusion.. He was professional throughout and kept myself and the other similarly situated clients informed of this case's progress. The settlement he obtained was probably the best that could be had under the circumstances.
Posted by Paul Rasmussen | December 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Paul Rasmussen
Matt took on a very difficult case for me and procured a successful outcome. His ability to quickly get his hands around a very difficult and complicated situation was amazing. Thanks Matt. !
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
Matt did an excellent job representing us on a difficult matter. Matt did not overstate the case to us or underestimate the other side's potential ability to take advantage of us. Great way to settle these sorts of situations.
Posted by Jay | August 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Title was appropriate for the services rendered.
I think that he did a great job of representing us and I was delighted that we were able to utilize the mediation services in Denver. He and the Judge did a terrific job of guiding us in an appropriate manner in mediation.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2014
Discretion, Privacy, Results
Matt Ferguson is the consummate professional. He took on a sticky matter that could easily have become a public mess for all parties and resolved it quickly, quietly and to mutual satisfaction. In a small town environment, this is highly valuable, as much so as the resolution itself.
Posted by Chris | August 27, 2014
Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm
Very knowledgeable. Matt was able to efficiently map out multiple options in order to allow us the best choices to suit our particular circumstances. He was always thinking and coming up innovative ideas we would not have thought of. The atmosphere was relaxed and professional.
Posted by Bob | August 22, 2014
Phenomenal attorney
I have known Matt Ferguson for over 30 years and he is regarded as one of the very best attorneys in the state of Colorado. He has achieved a favorable outcome on every matter that I have brought forth to him. Most recently, he helped two of my ultra high net worth clients who were being treated in an appalling manner by two local banks. Matt settled one case and my client won a huge sum of money to settle their issue and a second client was able to keep their ranch intact after a bank turned their back on the client. Matt is extremely bright, analytical, and tenacious. He is the most competitive but fair attorney that I have ever worked with.
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Posted by Skip | August 17, 2014
Ski.com Partnership Death Buyout Issues
My firm S&L Travel Partners, contacted Matt Ferguson for counsel regarding an apparent material violation of our firm's 2004 Partnership Agreement following the death of a founding partner on Nov. 01, 2013.. The issues are well known within the auspices of our company & opposing counsel but are sealed.. suffice to say Mr. Ferguson guided our response & legal positioning during the ensuing dispute early Nov. '13 until settlement was reached in May/June of this year.., I am comfortable in saying Mr. Ferguson's counsel & advice in the strategy & tactics necessary to deal with opposing counsel & claimant was instrumental in reaching a settlement satisfactory to the partners of S&L Travel dba Ski.com.
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Posted by Ken | December 18, 2013
Ken Johnson--Owner of E.S. Lawrence Gallery in Aspen ,CO.
Matt was so helpful. Very down to earth and a straight shooter. My company struggled with a land lord that had been taking advantage of us financially for several years. The internationally recognized land lord we were fighting is a 700 million dollar company with a staff of lawyers. It was a true David vs. Goliath event. He took control of the situation and proved that what they were doing was not only on the border of fraudulent, he had them pay all cost for the suet. Matt is a great negotiator and won't back down. We won the case with all expenses covered. To me , he proved that justice can prevail, without recognition of your financial status.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2013
Dependable, thorough and tenacious
Matt represented me in a partnership dispute most recently and had the capability to deal with two very difficult businessmen and resolve the matter quickly and to my satisfaction.
Posted by Mark | November 20, 2013
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Matt Ferguson is the most diligent and competent attorney I have ever engaged. Matt takes his clients needs and interests to heart. I trust him implicitly.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2013
Hard working and diligent
Matt put in an incredible amount of time researching the case and argued it well in court. I would definitely consider working with him in the future.
Posted by Nancy | October 29, 2012
Highly Responsive in a very complex litigation
It is my privilege to recommend Matthew. If you are engaged in a complex litigation and need or appreciate having a responsive, reasonable lawyer advising you -- Matthew is your man. I represented a large commercial bank in a real estate transaction which moved inexorably from DIL negotiations into a series of complicated and finicky bankruptcy filings. Matthew kept us informed, provided information regarding the delicate nuances of the process and transaction, and helped us to achieve our remedies.
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Posted by becky | September 7, 2012
Review for Matthew Ferguson Aspen, Co.
Matthew Ferguson has been our corporate and personal attorney since 1996. His compassion, integrity and respect for our judicial system is uncompromising. He represented us in litigation against a former business associate who seved time for fraud .He also won a sizeable judgement for us. I would highly recommend Matt to any and everyone. You would never want to sit accross the courtroom from him. His committment to us and our case was tireless.
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Posted by Chris | June 5, 2012
Owner and President
Matt Ferguson has represented me and my firm(s) on small to large matters. None of these matters have ended up in court and that is a complete testimate to his knowledge and commitment to his client. His preparation, guidance, and professionalism gave me the confidence and comfort level that we were always well preapared for any legal matter. I highly recommend Matt for anyone!
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Posted by Nancy | June 1, 2012
Tragic Loss
I would not be where I am today if it had not been for the generosity and professionalism of Matthew Ferguson. My husband had a series of addictions putting both my life and the life of our children in grave danger. I was kindly referred to Matt shortly after my husband had filed for divorce.The situation was quite insane and I was a beaten down broken young mother of 3 when Matt started the delicate process. When I first sat with Matt to discuss my situation I could tell by the look on his face that he was quite disturbed however he never judged me, he believed in me.Through his wisdom and guidance I became strong and tough. Even though my husband took his life just after our divorce, it was Matt's giudance and belief in me which gave me the strength to move forward allowing me to be the mother my 3 children deserved. I have been beated down yet I am now strong, very successful and have found a great sense of peace in my life. I would say that Matts character is a great combination of knowledge, compassion and brillance.
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Posted by Kevin | May 30, 2012
President
Matt has performed legal services for us for over 10 years. He is an excellent attorney and would highly recommend him to anyone considering his services.
Posted by Javier Bravo | May 29, 2012
Matthew Ferguson, the best advocate for our case!
Matt was a great ally when our son got hit by a car and the driver didn´t report the accident. We needed a lawyer and fortunately we found Matt who gave us the best of services on a very personal level and always with incredible professionalism.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-550 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-45%
  • Pro bono 8 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • The Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Garfield & Hecht, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Nixon Peabody, LLP
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Windels, Marx, Davies & Ives, LLP
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Mendes & Mount, LLP
  • 1984 - 1987
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Libertarian Party of Colorado v. Williams
  • Court of Appeals reversed and remanded case for Section 1988 Fees in Successful Constitutional Challenge
  • IN RE: INTERROGATORY PROPOUNDED BY GOVERNOR HICKENLOOPER
  • Outcome: Supreme Court agreed with our Client that Recall Section of Colorado Constitution violated United States Constitution.
  • Libertarian Party of Colorado v. Scott Gessler, Colorado Secretary of State
  • Victorious challenge of Colorado’s new omnibus election laws.
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Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pitkin County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ninth Judicial Distict Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Aerospace Law Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1994
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Local's Choice Best Lawyer
  • Aspen Times
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Matthew
Real estate Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Matt because he is a knowledgeable, experienced and a hard working attorney. It is always a pleasure working with him and his amazing team!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt is as good as it gets. This is the lawyer you want on your side!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Matt Ferguson as co-counsel as well as faced off against him as opposing counsel on many matters. Matt is smart, aggressive, and represents his clients extremely well. I highly recommend Matt for litigation matters."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Matt Ferguson. He has earned the respect of his peers and of the judges he appears before. He is always generous with his time and in sharing his decades of wisdom with younger lawyers. I would trust Matt with any legal matter without exception and without hesitation. He puts his clients first and he is a force to be reckoned with in a courtroom."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a zealous advocate who works hard for his clients. He is passionate and relentless. He gets results."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have recently worked with Matt on several large multi-plaintiff rescission actions brought pursuant to the Interstate Land Sales Act. His passion for his clients was impressive, and his litigation skills were top notch. Unequivocal endorsement given."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an outstanding lawyer and a zealous advocate."
Commercial real estate Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt is a hard nosed and dedicated litigator whose zeal for his clients and the concept of justice are second to none. He is an agressive and effective advocate."
Litigation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is always thorough and fully prepared. He is bright and thoughtful. He is firm but fair. He covers a range of substantive areas and is capable in all of them."
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Aspen Litigation Lawyer Matthew Conor Ferguson
Matthew Conor Ferguson
Litigation Attorney
Aspen, CO
Licensed for 38 years