Preventative Law Strategies for Entrepreneurs

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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.



Introducing our new
Business Protection Plan

Flat Fees, Exceptional Quality

We’re excited to introduce our newest solution, the Business Protection Plan. Crafted to safeguard the interests of business owners, this plan is a commitment to fortify your business through proactive measures. With convenient monthly payments, additional benefits, and cost-effective solutions, it’s accessible to a range of entrepreneurs.

Our plan is built on five fundamental ‘pillars,’ including preventative agreements and robust business structures, designed to shield your business from potential risks. Embrace peace of mind with proactive protection

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 Orlando business attorneys provide 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 and contract disputes, ensuring compliance with franchise laws, and safeguarding intellectual property rights. With over 25 years of experience advising organizations, our goal is to deliver high-quality legal counsel, promoting the growth and protection of businesses in Central Florida and beyond.

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 corporation or limited liability company from potential legal pitfalls. From contracts to compliance, we’re not only your Orlando business lawyer, we’re your proactive partners in operating a business.

Whether it’s startup advice, litigation, long term future planning or expansion strategies, we’ve got you covered. With us, your dreams for operating your business are not just protected but propelled. Explore our comprehensive services and through our knowledge and experience, let’s pave the way to your success.

Is Preventive Law Better For Your Business?

The traditional legal services model has business law attorneys 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. From a young age, Phil was aware that he would pursue a career as a lawyer dedicated to assisting small business owners like his parents in navigating legal challenges impacting their enterprises.

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.


Trusted Partner For Business Law And Legal Advice In Central Florida

Distinguished Legal Services

For over 25 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 corporate and business law attorneys understand 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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Book an appointment with our Business Development team to see how Forward Law Firm can revolutionize the way you think about your legal needs.

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Protecting Assets from Civil Litigation for Business Owners

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This article aims to shed light on asset protection strategies for business owners. It will delve into the legal frameworks and practical steps to minimize the risk of asset loss due to lawsuits or creditor claims. Whether you're a business owner, a corporate executive, or a financial advisor, this comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge to safeguard assets effectively. Let's embark on this journey towards robust asset protection.

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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 in a wide range of areas, and achieve their business objectives with confidence.

Streamlined Processes

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 operational needs of each client.


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