The Firm

“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.”

Ferguson Schindler, P.C. is a preeminent Aspen law office with great rankings and excellent client and judge ratings. And adherence to these words is our pursuit. As Colorado attorneys, we represent clients in many district courts and our federal courts, as well as courts throughout the country. 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 Aspen, Basalt and Gypsum 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.

As attorneys in Aspen, we have the best of all worlds. It’s a wonderful place where we can really make and see a difference. Cases here challenge us with sophisticated legal problems – the ones that stump the larger law firms. We can win a major commercial or complex litigation in Aspen, Denver, Glenwood Springs, or Vail. We will also bring our team and skills “on the road” to any mountain or Denver community in Colorado and beyond. Our Vail attorneys and Gypsum/Glenwood Springs attorneys help expand our reach.

We can and do win against any size law firm. We treat all matters — large or small — with equal intensity. Opposing lawyers should also be fans and we have many. If you wish that we had represented you before, our doors are open.

Finally, each of us is dedicated to our local communities, schools, non-profits, friends in need, environment, clients and families. Outside the office or courthouse, you will see us on a sideline, in a rink, at a community picnic, attending a concert, on the slopes, in a saddle, on a riverbank, in a pew or on a path/trail/ favorite camping spot. Give us a smile. We are here for you. Being a Colorado lawyer has its perks. Living in Aspen is just another blessing.

Community Involvement

Ferguson Schindler Law Firm have supported the following organizations:

Dance Aspen
Roaring Fork Conservancy

Representative Clients

Gorsuch, Ltd
Elk Creek Ranch
Base Village Metropolitan District No. 2
Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty
Jour De Fete
Good Earth Landscaping and Maintenance
Schlumberger Construction Company
Timberline Bank
Chequers, Inc
Bowden Properties
Roaring Fork Landscapes, Inc.
Aspen Valley Land Trust
Sure Thing Burger
Whitman Fine Properties
Residences at the Little Nell
Perfect Moments
Dance Aspen

Matt is one of the most competent and thorough attorneys I have ever worked with. His research of case law is second to none and when you go into any type of legal proceedings with him you are confident he is prepared and has your back.

Real Estate and Gaming Developer, Aspen/Boston

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.

President, Real Estate Company, Vail

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 testament 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 prepared for any legal matter. I highly recommend Matt for anyone!

President, Property Management Company, Snowmass

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.

Officer, European Bank Client

Matt was retained by our company to both defend its shareholders and prosecute a disgruntled partner. We were guided through a process designed to reach an amicable resolution to the issues faced by both sides. Unfortunately the disagreement went to court with Matt doing an exceptional job of preparing the shareholders for trial. Matt’s skills in the courtroom cannot be overstated. His preparation and thoroughness was excellent. Throughout the entire process Matt kept us well informed, providing us with excellent counseling. We prevailed in court with Matt demonstrating a clear superiority over the opposing attorney.

President, Property Management Company, Snowmass

Matt was so helpful. Very down to earth and a straight shooter. My company struggled with a landlord that had been taking advantage of us financially for several years. The internationally recognized landlord we were fighting is a 700 million dollar company with a staff of lawyers. It was a true David vs. Goliath event. Matt took control of the situation and proved that what they were doing was not only on the border of fraudulence, he had them pay all cost for the suit. 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.

Ken Johnson, owner of E.S. Lawrence Gallery, Aspen, CO, Litigation Client

Did a wonderful job handling a number of legal matters for me personally and corporately in Aspen, Colorado.

Real Estate Developer, Maryland

Matt Ferguson represented my sister and me in a very sensitive family matter, which was highly charged with emotion for us. Our dealings with him were all quite positive…he was always very professional, clear-thinking, fair, and knowledgeable, guiding us through the issues that faced us…the two most apparent ones being acts of theft and dishonesty by a sibling. Matt navigated through a tangled web of deceit that had been created by our sibling over a number of years, effectively “enlightened” the attorney for our sibling, and structured a very fair settlement for us. This was done within a reasonable period of time. Without hesitation, I would recommend Matthew Ferguson to anyone, for any matter.

Ranch Owners, Basalt

I have used Matt Ferguson on two occasions and would do so again if the need arose. He always made the time for me when I needed him and he placed my best interest first and foremost. Matt is the perfect combination of sensible, reasonable and a pit bull when need be. He is efficient and his billing is fair. I highly recommend him.

Real Estate Developer, Aspen