Graham Thompson has been one of the pre-eminent law firms in the Bahamas since 1950. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal expertise in banking and finance, corporate and commercial law, trust law, investment funds and securities, real estate and land development, estate planning and probate, admiralty and shipping, immigration, intellectual property and civil and commercial litigation.
In the financial services arena, the firm represents scores of banks, trust and other fiduciary service providers, insurance companies, securities traders, investment managers, and many hundreds of public and private companies covering a wide and diverse spectrum of business activity, local and international.
The firm prides itself on its expertise in developing sophisticated estate planning structures - including private and purpose trusts, private trust companies (PTCs), special purpose corporate entities, exempted limited partnerships, and Foundations - for high-net worth individuals and families from around the world, paying strict regard to privacy requirements and the need to develop viable structures for asset protection and generational wealth conservation.
The firm also possesses considerable expertise in providing specialized legal services in the securities industry, whether in relation to investment funds, unit trusts, private equity funds, IPO’s, bond issues, or pension schemes.
In the tourism area, the firm represents many of the leading hotels and resort development groups in The Bahamas. The firm has a wealth of experience in dealing with successive governments of The Bahamas, especially in the negotiation of heads of agreement and other contractual arrangements bearing on hotel resort/condominium/ and second-home development projects throughout The Bahamas.