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Diane Helen Ford

Of Counsel 
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801

Helen Ford has more than 22 years of experience in commercial real estate law. Helen's practice includes all aspects of real estate law, such as drafting and negotiating purchase and sale contracts and leases, reviewing surveys and plats, drafting development agreements, easements and restrictive covenants, reviewing due diligence and title matters relative to the acquisition and disposition of real property, and negotiating loan documents and subordination and nondisturbance agreements.
Representative Experience
Representation of national homebuilder in land acquisitions, due diligence reivew, and development of property for single and multifamily residential use.
Representation of national resort/residential golf course community developer in all aspects of residential and golf course development including, platting, drafting of covenants, conditions and restrictions, drafting standard form contracts for lot sales, negotiating participating builder agreements and real estate marketing and sales agreements, and negotiating sale of golf course and related residential community amenities.
Representation of Fortune 1000 manufacturing company in negotiating contracts, closing sales of commercial property within 900+ acre Development of Regional Impact, and handling all aspects of development of a Development of Regional Impact project.
Representation of Fortune 100 international entertainment company in negotiating purchase and sale contracts for the sale of commercial real estate, negotiating retail shopping center leases, and implementing property owner’s association procedures in elite mixed use community.
Representation of Fortune 100 financial company in negotiating contract and closing sale of retail shopping center.
Representation of local hotel developer in connection with acquiring land, developing flag hotel projects in Orlando, Florida, and the ultimate sale of such projects.
Representation of Fortune 500 international hotel developer in providing mezzanine financing for multimillion dollar hotel convention center site, and designing and structuring of mezzanine financing program for future hotel projects.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in America 2018, Listed in Florida for Real Estate Law
Professional Memberships & Activities
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Orlando, Past Director, 2000-2002
Leadership Orlando, Class 52, 2000-2001
Harbor House Orange County Center for Domestic Violence, Past Director, 2004-2005

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Diane Helen  Ford

Real Estate
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1992
B.A., Duquesne University, 1984; Communication, Russian
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