Bio

Ford practices in the areas of corporate law, venture capital and private equity financings, entrepreneurial law, and mergers & acquisitions.

Ford received his B.A. in Economics, Master’s degree in Accounting, and J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a licensed CPA in the State of North Carolina. While in law school, Ford co-founded and was president of the Entrepreneurial Law Association, and helped form the University’s angel investment group, the Carolina Angel Network, serving as the first student diligence team leader.

Prior to graduate school, Ford worked as a management consultant in the area of finance for Fortune 500 and leading privately held companies across multiple industries, including healthcare, consumer and industrial products, publishing and media, energy production, and oil & gas exploration.

  • Served as outside counsel to local university-bred technology company, including multiple financings totaling over $15 million.
  • Represented private equity-backed company in healthcare service industry roll-up acquisition of multiple significant firms across the country.
  • Represented international private equity firm in acquisition of key domestic acquisition in utility service industry.
  • Served as investor counsel to venture capital firm from fund formation, including investment in multiple early-stage life science and animal health startups.
  • Represented private equity-backed company in healthcare service industry roll-up acquisition of multiple significant firms across the country.
  • Served as outside general counsel to for NC-based agriculture and food production company on operational, licensing, and other strategic matters.