Ford & Ford is a business law firm with offices located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The firm serves the corporate and real estate needs of clients in the Tampa Bay region, around Florida, and throughout the eastern U.S. We offer experience, integrity, decency, professionalism, and efficient attention to detail on every matter on which we are engaged.
We have extensive experience serving as outside general counsel to small and closely held businesses, providing the full range of corporate advice. The firm counsels clients on the entire life cycle of a business—from entity formation and drafting of organizational documents to negotiation of buy-sell agreements among shareholders. We handle issuances of exempt private offerings of securities, share or interest redemptions and buy-outs, lending transactions in the ordinary course of business, and those most significant of corporate events—mergers and acquisitions. We also have deep personal and professional connections to the local community, relationships upon which we can draw to support our clients’ needs beyond our own practice areas.
Ford & Ford also represents investment firms and developers in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. The firm supports clients in a broad array of asset classes—multi-family, hospitality, office, assisted-living, and distressed assets. From negotiation of letters of intent through complex multistate portfolio closings, we handle acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, leasing, easements, and land use.
The firm has established a solid reputation in our practice areas through decades of thoughtful and precise negotiation, drafting, and closing in matters throughout the eastern United States. We take great pride in our efficiency, in our thoroughness, and in our professionalism toward our clients and counterparties. Our view is that carefully constructed agreements avoid ambiguity and lead to smooth transactions and smooth operations following closing. We appreciate the many businesses who have long placed their trust in Ford & Ford, and we are always eager to develop new relationships and new outlets for our reputation and experience. The firm is highly responsive at all times, and we add substantial value to all engagements.
Whether your existing business is looking for Florida counsel or you need legal support to launch a new venture, Ford & Ford is willing to help you achieve your goals. We welcome you to read more about why clients choose us, to review our representative matters, and to contact the firm with inquiries about how we can serve you.
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