Andrew F. Ford

Top rated real estate attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP
Andrew F. Ford
Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP

Practice Areas: Real estate, Securities & corporate finance, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2014

Education: Vanderbilt University Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP

490 1st Avenue South
Suite 700
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Visit website


Drew Ford serves as outside general counsel to closely held entities, providing the full range of corporate advice. He handles entity formation, drafting of organizational documents, negotiation of buy-sell agreements among shareholders, issuance of exempt private offerings of securities, and entity acquisitions and sales. Mr. Ford also represents developers and investors in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions — from acquisitions and dispositions to financing, development, and leasing. 

A graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Mr. Ford began his legal career in the real estate group of an Atlanta-based international law firm. There, he represented a leading multinational telecommunications company in the negotiation of ground, rooftop, tower colocation, DAS, and IBRD wireless leases.

Prior to law school, Mr. Ford was a legal assistant at a white-collar defense firm in New York, where he worked on securities litigation and insider-trading investigations during the financial crisis.

Mr. Ford holds a B.A. from Columbia University, magna cum laude, and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Ford & Ford is a business and real estate law firm in St. Petersburg, Florida.  With integrity, decency, and experience, Ford & Ford has served clients in Florida for three generations.  Visit to read how Ford & Ford can help your business achieve its goals.

Practice areas

Real estate: business, Securities & corporate finance, Business/corporate

Focus areas

Securities law

  • 60% Real estate: business
  • 30% Securities & corporate finance
  • 10% Business/corporate

First Admitted: 2013, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

  • , Super Lawyers Florida Rising Stars, 2019 - 2021 – Business/Corporate
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Educational Background:
  • Columbia University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to State Bar of Georgia, 2013
  • Admitted to the Florida Bar, 2014

Office location for Andrew F. Ford

490 1st Avenue South
Suite 700
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-339-5428


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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