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Dupuch & Turnquest & Co.

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Dupuch & Turnquest & Co. 

Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law

Freeport, Bahamas Office
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Chancery House, The West Mall Drive, P.O. Box F-42578
Freeport, Bahamas

Telephone: +242-352-8134
Fax: +242-352-5687

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Office Hours:
Monday: 07:00 AM-05:00 PM
Tuesday: 07:00 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday: 07:00 AM-05:00 PM
Friday: 07:00 AM-05:00 PM

About this office:

Dupuch & Turnquest & Co. is one of the oldest and most respected Law Firms in The Bahamas. We are a highly successful practice with major strengths in corporate, commercial, property and private client services. We enjoy an International reputation earned over more than Fifty years of practice. One of our founding Partners, Sir Orville A. Turnquest, KCMG, Q.C. has now rejoined the Firm as Consultant Counsel after previously serving as Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. While we initially made our reputation as leading Litigation Counsel, we have expanded over the past Twenty years and enjoy a considerable commercial practice also offering our Clients complete Probate, Conveyancing and Corporate Services with a clear vision of the future. Our Firm maintains offices in both Freeport and Nassau and its two Senior Partners, Terence R. H. Gape, Esq. and Mrs. Caryl A.E. Lashley, have been in practice for over Thirty years. The Firm's Freeport office has been in existence since 1969 and now has a Staff of Three counsel and Thirteen support staff to meet your individual legal needs. The Firm is constantly adapting to the new demands of business pressures in an ever changing environment. We not only understand what our clients need today but equally as important, what they will need tomorrow.

Not only have we attended to the needs of retail and institutional clients throughout The Bahamas, we have also been pleased to represent the SOUTHERN COMPANY of Atlanta in their major purchase of the Electric Utility in Grand Bahama and The DART CORPORATION in establishment of its Polystyrene facility in Grand Bahama. We have recently represented GROUP VIVENDI in major investment in the Port Area. We are presently representing the GINN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC in the establishment of a major waterfront and golf course, residential resort on Grand Bahama and ASSOCIATED GROCERS OF FLORIDA INC. in their purchase and establishment of a major transshipment operation next to the Container Port in the Sea/Air Business Centre at Freeport Harbor. We also now represent DEVRY INC. in their establishment ROSS UNIVERSITY in The Bahamas and BLUE WATER VENTURES of Key West, Florida, the largest federally licenced shallow water treasure salvage operator in the United States of America. Additionally, our Firm remains committed to the MEGA-YACHT REGISTRATION initiative being progressed by the Bahamas Maritime Authority and the Government of The Bahamas.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Maintenance; Management; Banking Law; Bank Formation; Services; Conveyancing Matters; Trusts; Probate; Administration of Estates; Civil Litigation; Labour Law; Admiralty Matters; Licenses; Permits; Contracts; Immigration Matters; Family Law; Notarizations; Authentications; Marine Salvage Rights; Ship Registration; Ship Documentation; Charter Parties; Asset Protection; International Asset Protection; Casinos and Gambling; Agency and Distributorship; Distribution Agreements; International Distribution; General Practice; Foreign Investment; Venture Capital; Investments; Financial Products; Financial Services Law; Private Equity; Real Estate; Condominium Development; Commercial Real Estate Sales; Commercial Real Estate Finance; Commercial Real Estate Development; Commercial Real Estate Conveyancing; Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions; Commercial Real Estate; Condominium Conversions; Condominium Finance; Condominium Law; Conveyancing; Easements; Land Registration; Real Estate Contracts; Real Estate Development; Real Estate Foreclosures; Real Estate Investment; Real Estate Joint Ventures; Real Estate Title; Real Estate Title Insurance; Residential Real Estate; Residential Real Estate Development; Shopping Center Development; Contested Trusts and Estates; Estate Administration; Estate Litigation; Estate Planning; Estate Settlements; Estates; Financial Planning; International Trusts; Offshore Trusts; Personal Planning; Trust Litigation; Trust Law; Trust Planning; Wealth Planning; Zoning, Planning and Land Use; Administrative Land Use; Land Development; Land Use; Land Use Regulation; Subdivisions; Zoning Law; Urban Planning; Civil Liability; Tort Liability; Torts; Alternative Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration; Arbitration; International Dispute Resolution; Mediation; International Mediation; Litigation; Complex and Multi-District Litigation; International Litigation; International Civil Litigation; Complex Litigation; Banks and Banking; Commercial Loans; Exchange Control; Financial Law; Foreign Exchange; International Banking Law; Letters of Credit; Loan Reorganization; Loan Refinancing; Loan Syndication; Loan Workouts; Loans; Offshore Banking; Secured Lending; Security Enforcement; Personal Property Security; Repossessions; Investment Banking; International Loans; Bills of Exchange; Corporate Law; Closely Held Corporations; Corporate Banking Law; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Contracts; Corporate Dissolutions; Corporate Ethics; Corporate Fiduciary Law; Corporate Finance; Corporate Formation; Corporate Governance; Corporate Litigation; Corporate Partnerships; Corporate Planning; Incorporation; Offshore Corporations; Professional Corporations; Nonprofit Corporations; Small Business Corporations.

Year Established: 1948

Languages: English and Spanish.

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