Ward Damon

Philip H. Ward, III

Profile

Philip Ward established Ward Damon in 1987 and is the Managing Partner. His practice involves complex business transactions, contracts, commercial real estate, commercial lending, and a myriad of other business issues. Mr. Ward has served as a board member and managing director of various companies and has a depth of knowledge on business issues which has helped him to guide Ward Damon business clients through a wide range of legal and business issues. Mr. Ward also has considerable experience with intellectual property transactions including development contracts and licensing transactions in the U.S., as well as international transactions. His licensing practice has included such diverse products as hydrogen PEM fuel cells, streaming and other software licenses, and new varieties of plants in the Florida citrus industry.

Mr. Ward has been very active in the community and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County (appointed by Governor Scott), a Member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Council, Vice Chairman and Trustee of BIZPAC, and was the past Chairman of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

Mr. Ward is a resident of Jupiter, a member of Bear Lakes Country Club, an avid private pilot, and active in business and development activities in The Bahamas. Mr. Ward is married with two children, one of which, Cathleen, is an attorney practicing with Mr. Ward.

  • Business Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Loan Transactions
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Manufacturing and Technology Law
  • Florida Bar
  • New Hampshire Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America┬« Real Estate Law, 2011- Present
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, indicates highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
  • GEM Award, Generating Excellence in Membership
  • Palm Beach Business Development Board, 1999
  • Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions to Existing Industry
  • Palm Beach Business Development Board, 1997
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D, 1980)
  • Dartmouth College (B.A. in Economics, 1977)
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Commissioner
  • Palm Beach Business Development Board; Member; Former Chairman of Board of Directors
  • Internet Coast Tri-County Economic Development Council; Member; Former Chairman
  • BIZPAC, Trustee
  • The Nassau Guardian , (1844) Ltd. Director (Nassau, The Bahamas)
  • Office of Senator Warren B. Rudman, R., N.H., Former Legislative Counsel
  • Palm Beach County Education Commission Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Vistage, formerly TEC, Former Member
  • The Forum Club of Palm Beach County, Former Member Board of Directors
Ward Damon

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Loan Transactions
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Manufacturing and Technology Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • New Hampshire Bar

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America┬« Real Estate Law, 2011- Present
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, indicates highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
  • GEM Award, Generating Excellence in Membership
  • Palm Beach Business Development Board, 1999
  • Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions to Existing Industry
  • Palm Beach Business Development Board, 1997

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D, 1980)
  • Dartmouth College (B.A. in Economics, 1977)

Community and Civic Service

  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Commissioner
  • Palm Beach Business Development Board; Member; Former Chairman of Board of Directors
  • Internet Coast Tri-County Economic Development Council; Member; Former Chairman
  • BIZPAC, Trustee
  • The Nassau Guardian , (1844) Ltd. Director (Nassau, The Bahamas)
  • Office of Senator Warren B. Rudman, R., N.H., Former Legislative Counsel
  • Palm Beach County Education Commission Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Vistage, formerly TEC, Former Member
  • The Forum Club of Palm Beach County, Former Member Board of Directors
Ward Damon