Graham Thompson & Co. with offices on the islands of New Providence and Grand Bahamas 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 and civil and commercial litigation.
The firm is a leading provider of specialized legal services to the major industries of The Bahamas: financial services and tourism.
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 possesses considerable expertise in providing specialized legal services in the securities industry, including investment funds, unit trusts, private equity funds, IPO's, bond issues, and pension schemes.
The firm is also extremely active in transactional work covering a broad range of commercial activity, including mergers and acquisitions, both international and domestic.
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.
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 the negotiation of contractual arrangements with Government and investors bearing on hotel resort/condominium and second-home development projects throughout The Bahamas.
The firm is recognized as a leader in property transactions and handles a broad range of work for private and commercial clients.
Members of the Graham Thompson team are widely sought within the Bahamas and internationally for their advice and ability. Several of the firm's Partners are and have been individually active in the political landscape of the Bahamas, having served in Parliament, The Senate and in The Cabinet. Three partners have served as Acting Justices on the Supreme Court. A number of Partners have served on public boards including those of The Central Bank of the Bahamas, The Gaming Board of the Bahamas, The Water and Sewerage Corporation, The Industrial Relations Board and The College of The Bahamas and many hold directorships at leading local and international banks, insurance companies and other large commercial enterprises.