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.