18851 NE 29th Avenue
Suite 303
Aventura, FL 33180

Phone: 305-929-8500
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Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850-391-5060

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John W. Forehand

  • Partner


Tallahassee, FL



An AV-rated attorney, John W. Forehand brings extensive experience to his ongoing practice of motor vehicle franchise, litigation, business transactions, and administrative law.  He primarily represents motor vehicle dealers in disputes with manufacturers and regulatory agencies.
Forehand advises dealers in matters relating to dealership transfers, termination actions, dealership additions and relocations, and all other matters associated with the dealer/manufacturer relationship.  Additionally, he advises dealers on issues of regulatory compliance and consumer disputes.
Forehand assists clients in buying and selling motor vehicle dealerships, including transactions involving individuals and publicly held corporations, and assists clients in locating potential buyers or sellers.  He is also experienced in general commercial litigation.
Forehand has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Florida State University and a Law Degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Areas Of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Franchise Law 75%
  • Motor Vehicle Dealership Consumer Litigation 15%
  • Motor Vehicle Dealership Regulatory Compliance 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993
  • Georgia, 1997


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Florida State, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S.
    • Major: Economics

Past Employment Positions

  • South Motor Company of Dad County, Executive, 2012 to 2017
  • Lewis Longman & Walker, Managing Partner, 2001 to 2010


  • English