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Ferguson Law Firm is a full service Business Law Firm committed to resolving your problems efficiently and cost effectively utilizing a multi-tiered approach of law, negotiation and other strategies carefully coordinated and designed to achieve the best results for your business. Ferguson Law Firm is uniquely qualified to implement these strategies. Mr. Ferguson has practiced law in the California desert for over 20 years. He served as a City Councilman and Mayor of the City of Palm Desert for 13 years. Prior to that he was Chairman of the City's Planning Commission. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 he was named by the Legal Network as one of the Top Lawyers in California having the Highest Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence.
Ferguson Law Firm has a practice emphasis in the following areas: Business Law - Corporate Formation, Sales and Leases, Contract Drafting and Enforcement, Landlord and Tenant Issues, Commercial Disputes, Regulatory Compliance, Intellectual Property, Fraud and Business Torts; Real Estate Transactions, Development and Land Use Planning; CEQA and NEPA; Trust and Estate Administration, Conservatorships and Probate Matters; Renewable Energy - Wind, Solar, Geothermal and Gassification; Municipal Law, Legislative Advocacy and Litigation.
Ferguson Law Firm has represented numerous clients before federal, state and local authorities on a wide variety of legislative, administrative and regulatory matters.
Principal: Jim Ferguson
Press Secretary, Senator Barry Goldwater, 1984-1987; Director of International Trade, Arizona Department of Commerce, 1987-1988; Policy Advisor, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1988-1989; Nielsen, Merksamer, Parinello, Mueller & Naylor, 1991-1993; Slovak & Baron, 1994-1996; Founding Partner, Ferguson & Bernheimer, 1996 to 2007. Principal, Ferguson Law Firm, 2007 to Present.
Mayor, City of Palm Desert, 2000, 2006; Councilman, City of Palm Desert, 1997 to 2010; Chairman and Commissioner, Cove Communities Public Safety Commission (representing the cities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Indian Wells), 1997 to 2010; Chairman and Member, Board of Directors, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, 1997 to 2010; Chairman and Member, Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy, 2006 to 2010; Chairman and Member, Palm Desert Planning Commission, 1995 to 1997; Member, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee, 2008 to Present; Member, Riverside County Transportation Commission, 2009 to 2010; Member, Palm Springs International Airport Commission, 1997 to 1999; Member, Lincoln Club of the Coachella Valley, 1995 to 2010 (Board of Directors, 1995 to 1997); Member, State Bar of California. Member/Elder, Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church, 1994 to Present.
Georgetown University, Institute on Comparitive Political and Economic Systems (1983); University of Arizona (B.A.S., 1989); McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D., with distinction, 1993). Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Traynor Honor Society; Phi Delta Phi. Recipient: Faculty Award, Most Significant Contribution to Overall Legal Scholarship; Member, Moot Court Honors Board Executive Committee, 1993; Two time National Semi-Finalist, American Bar Association Moot Court Competition, 1992 and 1993.
Admitted to the State Bar of California, December 12, 1993.
Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, January 22, 2001.