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Joseph J.W. Phelps

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William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
Hawai'i Pacific University, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science & Justice Administration, 2007
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Joseph Phelps is an associate in the Real Estate and Tax Credit practice, and also has experience in commercial and real estate debt workout and restructuring transactions. He is also dedicated to his community, and represents pro bono clients through the Volunteer Lawyers Network. 

Joe earned his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, magna cum laude, where he also served as editor of Cybaris, Intellectual Property Law Review and a staff member of the William Mitchell Journal of Law and Practice. He earned his B.A. from Hawai’i Pacific University, magna cum laude, in Political Science and Justice Administration. He also had the opportunity to participate in Semester at Sea, allowing him to study in and experience the diverse cultures of China, Vietnam, India, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil and Venezuela.

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U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Honors & Awards
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017
Community Involvement
  • St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club; President (2014-2015)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section)
  • Cybaris, An Intellectual Property Law Review, Editor, 2009-2010
  • Journal of Law and Practice, Staff, 2009-2010
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