Achieve peace of mind in legal matters concerning your company’s customers, employees, vendors, and investors. Free your time to focus on growth and success.
Central Florida Business Attorneys
Trusted partners for Florida entrepreneurs for over 25 years.
At Forward Law Firm, we tailor our services to prevention, safeguarding your business from potential legal pitfalls. From contracts to compliance, we’re your proactive partners. But that’s not all – we handle virtually every legal aspect an entrepreneur might encounter. Whether it’s startup advice, litigation, future planning or expansion strategies, we’ve got you covered. With us, your business dreams are not just protected but propelled. Explore our comprehensive services and let’s pave the way to your success.
Our Primary Practice Areas
At Forward Law Firm in Central Florida, we offer a diverse range of services in business and corporate law. Our team of experienced attorneys provides guidance in various areas, including business formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, and estate planning for business owners. We assist clients in navigating complex business disputes, ensuring compliance with franchise laws, and safeguarding intellectual property rights. Our goal is to deliver high-quality legal counsel, promoting the growth and protection of businesses in Central Florida and beyond.
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Expert legal guidance is crucial in complex mergers and acquisitions. Experienced attorneys provide clarity, assist in negotiations, and review contracts, ensuring a smoother process when buying or selling a business.
Our skilled attorneys offer legal support for business disputes, including contract and intellectual property conflicts. We provide strategic guidance and advocacy, seeking favorable resolutions through negotiation, mediation, or litigation to protect your business interests.
Our business attorneys offer guidance for new businesses or improving existing ones. We assist with formation, corporate governance, and compliance, ensuring a smooth ownership structure for your organization.
After dedicating significant time and effort to build your business’ brand and establish an identity that fills you with pride, it’s essential not to risk losing everything due to inadequate protection. Safeguarding what you’ve created is paramount to ensure the longevity and success of your brand.
Franchising offers opportunities but comes with legal complexities. Expert legal counsel is essential for compliance with franchise laws and protecting intellectual property. Franchisees should carefully review Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and Agreements to make informed decisions and mitigate risks associated with the franchise.
Our estate planning and asset protection services offer tailored strategies for business owners to safeguard personal and business assets. We provide comprehensive planning to ensure smooth asset transition, minimize taxes, and protect against risks and liabilities.
Seeking and securing investors for your business can present challenges, from navigating SEC guidelines to effectively negotiating and drafting contracts. With multiple critical elements at play, it is crucial to have meticulous attention to detail to prevent any oversight or potential issues from arising in the process.
From contract drafting and compliance to dispute resolution, our experienced attorneys provide valuable expertise to help employers make informed decisions and maintain a positive and compliant work environment.
Between leasing, buying or selling, having qualified and experienced business attorneys on your side can close any potential loopholes and give you some insight on red flags.
Is Preventive Law Better For Your Business?
The traditional legal services model has lawyers intervening when clients spot legal problems, often resulting in crisis management, unpredictability, and high costs.
Preventive law, a modern business law approach, prioritizes planning and collaboration, focusing on preventing issues before they amplify.
Lawyers proficient in this model are adept at handling a variety of crises. Despite its prevalence, this approach is fundamentally flawed as it often becomes a high-pressure, costly process due to its reactive nature.
In preventive law, lawyers collaborate with clients, anticipating issues, devising risk-reducing strategies, and reducing potential problem impacts, ensuring certainty and lower fees.
The Forward Law Firm Story
Our law firm was founded in 1998 by Phil Calandrino. Raised by parents who owned a small business, he learned firsthand how easy it was for entrepreneurs to be trapped by legal problems. And so, from an early age, Phil knew he would become an attorney that would help small business people like his parents with legal issues affecting their businesses.
After just a few years, Phil realized that many of the problems that left his clients staggering out of one dispute and into the next could be prevented. So he went to work developing a methodology to help business owners reduce the incidence of major legal problems in their businesses.
As the firm’s mission evolved, so did its name. Today, the Forward moniker reminds us all to remain vigilant in helping entrepreneurs drive their companies forward toward greater success with sound planning and a prevention-first mindset.
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Trusted Partner For Business Law And Legal Advice In Central Florida
Distinguished Legal Services
For over 20 years, Forward Law Firm a trusted provider of business and corporate law services and legal advice in Central Florida. With our deep expertise in business law, we offer comprehensive corporate legal support to entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies alike. Our team of experienced attorneys understands the unique legal challenges that both small and large businesses face and work diligently to provide tailored solutions that align with our client’s objectives.
Your Partner in Business Law
Whether it’s contract negotiations, contract drafting, contract review, compliance matters, or intellectual property protection, Forward Law Firm stands as a reliable partner in navigating the complex landscape of business law. We go beyond mere legal advice, taking a proactive approach to help our clients foresee potential risks and implement preventive strategies. By combining their in-depth knowledge of business law with a deep understanding of the local Central Florida business environment, Forward Law Firm assists clients in making informed decisions that drive their success in a rapidly evolving market.
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Trusted by you
Jared helped my wife and I with a business and real estate transaction after he was recommended by author/lawyer Joel Ankney. He showed a strong commitment and ability to adapt throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal assistance.
“From start to finish Forward Law Firm was a pleasure to work with. The entire team that assisted us were top notch. I highly recommend this firm.”
“Forward Law is amazing, used them for some business and personal matters. Very responsive, attentive and professional.”
After researching many of the Business Law firms in Orlando, we ultimately selected Forward Law to represent us. I had confirmation this was the right choice when one of our investors indicated that their attorney felt our Offering Documents were among the most through they had ever seen. You should get what you pay for and we certainly did. I highly recommend you have them at your side.
How we’re different
Forward Law Firm sets itself apart by embracing a modern and forward-thinking approach that combines project management, technology, and client communications to meet the evolving needs of businesses.
At Forward Law Firm, our project management, technology, and client communications approach is driven by our dedication to delivering exceptional value and service. We continuously strive to enhance our capabilities, stay ahead of emerging trends, and leverage innovative solutions to meet the evolving demands of our clients. By embracing a forward-looking mindset and integrating these elements into our practice, we ensure that our clients receive the highest level of legal representation and achieve their business objectives with confidence.
Employing project management methodologies, we ensure that every client engagement is carefully planned, monitored, and executed, resulting in streamlined processes and successful outcomes.
Efficiency Through Technology
We leverage cutting-edge tools and software to enhance our efficiency and deliver top-notch legal services. By harnessing the power of technology, we can provide our clients with a seamless and efficient experience.
Commitment to Transparency
Client communications are at the core of our approach. We believe that strong and transparent communication is vital for building trust and fostering successful attorney-client relationships. Our attorneys are accessible, responsive, and dedicated to keeping our clients informed at every stage of their legal matters.
Industry-Focused Legal Solutions
We invest the time and effort to gain in-depth knowledge of the specific challenges, opportunities, and regulatory frameworks relevant to their operations. This industry-focused approach allows us to provide targeted legal advice and solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of each client.
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