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John P. Ferguson
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John Ferguson served as president and chairman of the board of directors for Cobb Cole, P.A., from 2010 through 2014. He joined the firm through the law clerk program in 1991 and has continuously practiced with Cobb Cole since that time.

While Mr. Ferguson was born in Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, he grew up in Bradenton, Florida, and returned to the Halifax area after law school with his wife Kelly Ferguson. Mrs. Ferguson is a real estate agent with Adams Cameron Real Estate Company. Mr. Ferguson and his wife have two children and live in Ormond Beach. Mr. Ferguson also serves on the board of directors for the Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation.

Mr. Ferguson practices in the areas of merger and acquisitions, business organization and transactions, franchise law, commercial finance, international law, and general corporate and contract law.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate Law 50%
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 40%
  • Franchise Law 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English


  • Speaker, "Gateway to the Great American Destination... the ISB Investments," Daytona Regional Chamber Eggs and Issues, March 17, 2015
  • Speaker, "Liability Protection and Asset Allocation," Intellectual Property Symposium: University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, February 21, 2012
  • Speaker, "How to Structure Your Business to Maximize Its Potential," Economic Services Alliance Business-to-Business Expo, November 18, 2009, 2017
  • Speaker, Daytona Regional Intellectual Property Symposium, February 20, 2009
  • Speaker, Daytona State College, Export 101, Introduction to Exporting, Protecting Your Interests Abroad, November 18, 2008
  • Speaker, "Legal Entities and Structure to Entice Investors,” SCORE, April 6, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Above and Beyond Award (Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation)
  • Louis Fifer Friend of Industry Award (Volusia Manufacturers Association)
  • Florida Trend Magazine's Florida Legal Elite
  • Marvin Samuels Award for Outstanding Service to the Community

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Business Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Administrative Law Section, Florida Bar
  • International Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Halifax Area Civic League
  • ISB Coalition, Past Chairman
  • Holy Hill Charter Review Advisory Board, Chairman
  • Bikeweek 75th Anniversary Committee for the Dayona Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
  • Volusia Manufacturers Association, Board of Directors and Legal Counsel
  • Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagle Athletic Association, Member of Executive Board, Present
  • Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, Past Chairman and Current Legal Counsel
  • St. James Episcopal Board of Trustees, Past Chairman
  • Board of Directors, Futures, Inc. (Education Foundation for Volusia County Public Schools), Past Chairman
  • Board of Directors, Daytona Beach Community Foundation , Member and Past Chairman, Present
  • International Trade Alliance, Past Chairman
  • Halifax Area Trade Council, Past Chairman
  • Economic Service Alliance, Past Chairman
  • Daytona Beach Regional Area Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman
  • Leadership of Daytona, Graduate, 1996
  • Ormond Main Street, Inc., Past President
  • Kiwanis Club of Downtown Daytona Beach , Past President
  • Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Chairman

Pro Bono Activities

  • Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, 2012 to 2016
  • Volusia Manufacturer's Association, 1995 to 2016


  • English