Mr. Forbes attended Undergraduate School at Oklahoma University transferring to and graduating from the University of Tulsa School of Business in 1975 with a degree in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Forbes received his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1977 and has been admitted to practice law in the State of Oklahoma since 1977.
Mr. Forbes served as General Counsel to International Tours Financial Corporation, the national retail travel agency franchisor with its home office in Tulsa from 1978 through 1989, in that period assisting that company to more than quintuple in size and complete its IPO for the sale of its stock. He assisted in the negotiations and completed all contracts for the purchase and sale of hundreds of small businesses and testified numerous times in judicial proceedings on the valuation of small businesses.
In 2009 Mr. Forbes was hired as General Counsel to Roberts Roofing & Construction, LP in Tulsa, Oklahoma and served in that position until mid-2011. He opened his own office for the independent practice of law in July 2011.