Florida Business Lawyers

Helping Entrepreneurs Grow and Protect Their Businesses

We're the Orlando business 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 uncertainty, 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

At Forward Law Firm, our team of Florida business lawyers offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses operating in various industries. Our attorneys possess extensive knowledge and experience in corporate law, enabling us to provide effective legal solutions that address the specific challenges and opportunities faced by our clients. Whether you are a small startup or a well-established company, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results and protecting your business interests. 

 Trusted Partner for Business Law and Expert Legal Advice in Central Florida

For over 20 years, Forward Law Firm a trusted provider of business 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.

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.

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. 

Our Approach

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.

How we're different

  •  Employing project management methodologies, we ensure that every client engagement is carefully planned, monitored, and executed, resulting in streamlined processes and successful outcomes.
  •  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.
  • 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. 
  •  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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