Joanne E. Wood Rattray

Joanne is currently a member of the board of the Creative Production and Training Centre Limited (CPTC), and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Sub-Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and is the firm’s designee to the International Trademark Association (INTA). Joanne served on the Online Use Subcommittee of the INTA Internet Committee for the 2012 – 2013 committee term as the leader of the Online Use working group. She is recognized as a leading trade mark specialist in the 2014 WTR 1000 rankings of trade mark practitioners by the World Trademark Review.

IP Law Practice:

The team offers general services in this area with special emphasis on patents, industrial designs, copyright, trade and service marks, rights to confidential information, as well as rights arising from new technologies, the media, entertainment and the arts.

We are committed to providing owners, creators and licensed users with the best commercial advice with respect to protecting and exploiting their Intellectual Property assets.

DunnCox:

DunnCox is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Founded in 1942, this full service firm provides the highest quality service in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including civil litigation, industrial disputes, conveyancing and administration of estates. With a specialized approach to practice, DunnCox has an established reputation for the integrity and professional skill of its attorneys, for delivering sound advice and value added service to clients who include major listed and unlisted public companies, large private international companies, international funding agencies, banking and other financial institutions and government agencies.

The firm’s commercial group includes practitioners who are well-known for their great skill in dealing with complex commercial issues. Amongst other things, the team advises on the incorporation and organization of companies, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting of commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, securities, amalgamation and reorganization of companies, corporate finance, franchising, bankruptcy, insolvency, pensions, intellectual property rights and issues, banking, finance/capital markets and project financing.

Members of the firm’s litigation group have successfully litigated many high profile cases, including several landmark decisions. Our litigation team is led by one of Jamaica’s foremost Queen’s Counsel. The team advises and represents clients through various levels of advocacy at Jamaica’s Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Jamaica’s court of final appeal. Our litigators are known to combine trial and appellate capabilities with an in-depth understanding of business and commercial imperatives.

Our Conveyancing/Real Estate group has vast experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and estate planning including: acquisition and disposal of residential properties, subdivisions and commercial projects; joint ventures; schemes and developments; construction projects and contracts; leases; real estate management; cross-border transactions; mortgages; compliance issues; preparation and interpretation of wills; contentious and non-contentious administration proceedings; and powers of attorney.

Christopher E. Kelman

Christopher Kelman comes to the firm from the University of the West Indies, followed by a stint at the Norman Manley Law School where he received his Legal Education Certificate. He has been practising law for over 17 years, most of which has been spent shaping MF&G into one of the largest, most accomplished firms in the Caribbean.

With a keen understanding of the medical realm, Christopher’s areas of expertise lie in Civil Litigation, Medical Negligence, Industrial Accidents, Administrative Law, Pensions, Maritime and Admiralty Law and Personal Injury Law.

Christopher is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council and is a Part-Time Lecturer at the School of Medical Radiation Technology.

 

Myers Fletcher & Gordon:

One firm. Many stories. Our expertise spans a myriad of industries and operations, our experience resides on island and across the world—and our attorneys bring to the table relationships both beneficial and monumental.

We are a strong, competent group of attorneys. We are bolstered by extensive resources and broad expertise. We are on-island, across-the-pond and everywhere.

As one of the largest law firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean Single Market, we provide every needed and desired resource, but work with resolve to provide personalized and strategized attention.

For nearly seven decades, Myers Fletcher & Gordon has provided global corporations, government agencies and individuals with progressive and effective legal support.

Our greatest legal capabilities are in Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property, Tax Law, Property Law, Sports Law, Competition, Aviation and Financial Regulation and Trade.

The industries we serve include Tourism, Transportation, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Mining, Energy and Labour.

Our people are our greatest asset. From Partners to Associates and support staff—we are a firm composed of dynamic, intelligent individuals. Since Jamaica’s independence, MF&G attorneys have served as trustees, Ministers of Government, Special Ambassadors and Ambassadors to the United States. Several Partners currently serve as directors of Jamaican companies, including publicly-listed companies, government entities and leading charities.