Our Story

“My take on business has always been driven by entrepreneurship: the do it yourself approach. It’s something that stems from my parents. My father, Phil, started his very own architectural and engineering firm back in the ’60s, and by the next decade my mother — Jo-Ann — launched her flower shop and went on to manage and operate over half a dozen shops before retiring in 2015. Seeing their success in their respective ventures fueled my interest to create what we know today as Forward Law Firm. The second fold to the story is that I started my firm to also help business owners like my parents with their legal matters. Through helping my parents navigate the complexities of their commercial lease, business formation, and other legal documents, I’ve developed a passion for helping others do the same.”

– Phil Calandrino, Founding Attorney & CEO

Florida Team. World class results.

Philip K. Calandrino, Esq.

Attorney, CEO & Founder

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Jared A. Mangum, Esq.


Andy Brown

Business Development

Rebecca Wilbur

Executive Assistant

Natalie Ciocca

Marketing & IT

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


“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.”


“In a nutshell, my experience with Forward Law Firm, guided by Phil Calandrino, was exceptional. Their transparent fixed fee billing, combined with their legal expertise and commitment to their clients, makes them a top-notch choice. If you’re looking for legal services that put your peace of mind first and deliver outstanding results, I wholeheartedly recommend Forward Law Firm. They made a real difference in my legal journey, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.”


“Jared and Andy from Forward Law have been an absolute pleasure to work with! Jared is undeniably the best in the business when it comes to business law. His depth of knowledge and expertise instill unwavering confidence in the legal process. You leave every meeting with the reassuring feeling that you and your company are not only in good hands, but in the hands of a true professional who genuinely cares about your success. I highly recommend this company!”

“We would give Jared at Forward Law Firm 1000 rating if available. He truly listened to each of us and carefully explained our options for starting our new business venture. He also raised questions we would not have thought of. In starting a new business, it is best to do it right and we made the right choice with the right lawyer so we can move forward in the right way. Thank you, Jared”

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