Andrew F. Ford

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP
 | 490 1st Avenue South, Suite 700
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-339-5428
Fax: 727-800-5981
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    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
    • 50%Business/Corporate
    • 50%Real Estate: Business


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    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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    Admitted: 2014, Florida

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admitted to State Bar of Georgia, 2013
    • Admitted to the Florida Bar, 2014

    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
    • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2013
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    490 1st Avenue South
    Suite 700
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    Phone: 727-339-5428

    Fax: 727-800-5981

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    Last Updated: 8/27/2020

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