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The law firm created for people who would rather prevent a problem than manage a crisis. 

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Is Preventive Law Better for Your Business?


The traditional legal services model calls for the lawyer to wait for a client to recognize a legal problem and then triage it. Indeed, many lawyers have become quite skilled at handling all variety of crises. But this method has a major flaw. The lawyer isn't involved until the problem is already very well developed. Stakes are higher and time is shorter. Therefore, the process often involves uncertainly, several course corrections, and high fees.

Preventive law is a more modern approach to business law. It focuses on planning and collaboration instead of crisis management. The lawyer works closely with a client to foresee problems, implement legal strategies designed to mitigate risk, and stop those problems that might still arise from having as big of an impact on the company. This usually results in greater certainty, less crisis management, and lower overall fees.

Why Wait for Trouble to Strike? Let’s Get to Work Protecting Your Company Now!

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.

We handle virtually everything an entrepreneur needs from a law firm

Our Florida business lawyers provide a range of services across a number of industries. Learn more about what our attorneys can do for you. 

We treat our clients like family

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.

Austin P.

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.

Jeff W. 

"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."

Danny T.

"Forward Law is amazing, used them for some business and personal matters. Very responsive, attentive and professional."

Betty S. 

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