Cristina Arenas-Solís

Leaders in Law endorses Cristina Arenas-Solís as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Puerto Rico. If you wish to get in touch with Cristina please use the contact information provided above.

Cristina Arenas-Solís is a Member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her principal area of practice is Intellectual Property Law, specifically intellectual property litigation and prosecution.  Cristina provides counseling and advice to clients, focusing her practice on counseling clients in issues and matters regarding trademark protection, prosecution, and registration, as well as the procurement of both local and federal regulations.  In addition, she advises and represents clients in patent litigation nationwide, including the District Courts of Puerto Rico, Eastern Texas, Delaware, Northern California and Utah, and before the Federal Circuit, many of them resulting in favorable settlements for her clients.

Cristina has participated in inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and in Markman hearings before the District Court of Puerto Rico and Eastern Texas. She also has successfully represented clients in trademark disputes before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the local court in Puerto Rico,  the District Court of Puerto Rico, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, obtaining not only damages awards for her clients, but also injunctive relief.

Cristina is fluent in Spanish, English, and French.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Federation des Industries de la Perfumerie v. Ebel International Limited, 2007 DTS 212 (Trademark)
  • Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico v. Municipio de Vieques, 2010 TSPR 126 (Taxes)
  • Master Lock Company, LLC v. Toledo & Co., Inc., (Civil No. 3:13-cv-01658) D. Puerto Rico (Patent Infringement)
  • Mercado-Salinas v. Bart Enterprises Intern., Ltd., (Civil No. 09-1509) D. Puerto Rico (Trademark)
  • Lamex Foods, Inc. v. Audeliz Lebron Corp., (Civil No. 09-2275) D. Puerto Rico (Act 75 Distribution)
  • Rivera vs. The Coca-Cola Company, et al. (Civil No. 13-1426) D. Puerto Rico (Copyright Infringement)
  • Ingeniador LLC v. Jeffers, Inc., (Civil No. 13-1654) D. Puerto Rico (Patent Infringement)
  • Canatelo, LL v. Bosch Security Systems, Inc.,  (Civil No. 13-1097) D. Puerto Rico (Patent Infringement)

Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property Symposium presented by Ferraiuoli, LLC, 2013 and 2014, La Concha Resort, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Petri Eskola

Petri Eskola joined Backström & Co in 1998 and is a partner of the firm. Mr Eskola graduated in 1992 and trained on the bench between 1996-97. He has wide experience in all intellectual property matters. Furthermore, he has strong focus on litigation and arbitration and he advises clients in all major areas of business law including contracts, corporate, distributorship and competition.

  • University of Helsinki, LL.M. 1992
  • Trained at the bench 1997
  • Member: Finnish Bar 2001

Intellectual property, market and competition law, corporate and contract law, litigation and arbitration.


Finnish, English and Swedish

Petri Eskola is praised by one client for his “responsiveness and good attitude.” He practises arbitration and litigation and specialises in IP, corporate and competition law. Chambers & Partners

Backström & Co:

Backström & Co offers legal services in practically every area of business law. Our core expertise is intellectual property and copyright law. We also offer services in general business law, especially contract, competition and corporate law. In addition we handle civil litigations and arbitrations.

Over the years Backström & Co has achieved a solid position as a front-ranking law firm and has particularly gained recognition as an expert in intellectual property. We have been named in several international publications such as European Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and MIP as one of Finland’s leading firms in our special field.

Z Aglika Ivanova

Leaders in Law endorses Aglika Ivanova as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Bulgaria. If you wish to get in touch with Aglika please use the contact information provided above.

Aglika Ivanova is Attorney-at-Law, European Trademark &  Design Attorney, and Bulgarian Trademark, Design and Patent Attorney.

She has specialised in legal advice and consultations  in the area of Intellectual and Industrial property  trademarks, patents, plant varieties, industrial design, copyright). Representation of clients before the Bulgarian courts – all instances in connection with patent, trademark, copyright litigation cases and in connection with enforcement and infringement cases and procedures; Representation before the Commission on unfair competition and before the Commission on Consumer protection; representation before the Bulgarian customs in connection with border control for protection of IP rights; representation before the Investigation authorities (prosecution and police in connection with criminal cases for infringement of intellectual property rights).

Education: Masters Degree in Law, Specialisation in Patent Law, Specialisation in European Trade Marks and Designs

Current and previous positions: Partner in IP Consulting –, Executive Secretary of the Association of Trade Mark Owners in Bulgaria, Consultant of the specialised site for copyright, consultant of the National Portal of Intellectual Property

Author and co-author of the following publications:


Charles W. Calkins

Leaders in Law endorses Charles Calkins as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in North Carolina. If you wish to get in touch with Charles, please use the contact information provided above.

Charles Calkins practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent law and intellectual property transactions. Mr. Calkins, a registered patent attorney, has more than 25 years of experience in client counseling and portfolio management in patent procurement, licensing and enforcement, primarily in the life sciences, chemical, medical and computer software arts. His current practice includes a focus on the corporate and transactional aspects of intellectual property, including licensing, research and development/joint venture agreements and merger, acquisition and/or equity investment due diligence. 

He has been involved in well over 100 transactions in a variety of technologies including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, commodity futures trading, medical devices, personalized genetic medicine, semiconductors and DNA sequencing technologies including NextGen sequencing.

Mr. Calkins’ experiences allow him to understand the business value of intellectual property and work with clients to maximize return on their investments and/or acquisitions. Mr. Calkins has worked with companies, investment banks, private equity groups, venture capitalists and other institutional investment groups to conduct due diligence and provide counseling relating to potential investments, acquisitions and/or mergers ranging in size from several hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than one billion dollars. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Calkins is a Chair of the Piedmont Angel Network, an investor in over forty emerging technology companies and active in the regional and national technology communities. He is also past Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Mr. Calkins is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell* and has been named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” list. He has been recognized as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in the areas of Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2018 and the 11 years immediately preceding and for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Patent Law in 2019. He was also named a “Greensboro Lawyer of the Year” in 2013, 2015 and 2018 in the area of Patent Law and in 2017 and 2019 for Patent Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Calkins was named a “Law Impact Leader” by Business Leader magazine. 

He was named a “Global IP Luminary” by IP World for his exemplary work in the intellectual property legal area. In 2016, Mr. Calkins was recognized among the Triad’s “Most Influential” professional executives by the Triad Business Journal for the 12th consecutive year. He is listed in the 2018 and the six immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA in the area of Intellectual Property and he is listed in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions as #1 in the area of Intellectual Property. Mr. Calkins has been recognized as an “IP Star” in 2018 and the five years immediately preceding by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He was recognized as a top patent practitioner in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. Mr. Calkins was recommended by Legal 500 US in 2015 and 2016 for Patent Prosecution and again in 2016 for Patent Portfolio Management and Licensing. He is a former Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and remains active on the Section Council.


We help leaders create, expand, and protect the value of their companies and most prized assets by bringing an equal balance of business acumen, technical skill, and creative thinking to the opportunities and challenges they face.

Our attorneys and staff are committed to our clients’ success. We take the time to understand our clients’ businesses, and work collaboratively with them to achieve their business goals — whether managing complex transactions, tackling global compliance, succeeding in litigation, or protecting their intellectual property. By investing in their success, we have helped clients make their businesses better, smarter, and more protected.

Dean Amburn

Leaders in Law endorses Dean Amburn as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in the USA – Michigan. If you wish to get in touch with Dean please use the contact information provided above.

Dean has a passion for litigating complex intellectual property (IP) cases and protecting IP assets.

He has over twenty-five years’ experience as a litigator including seventeen years as a patent attorney focused on litigating IP disputes.  He also prosecutes patent and trademark applications.

Dean has been lead litigator in patent, trademark and trade secret cases in multiple jurisdictions including U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Federal Circuit, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and state courts. He has worked with and successfully defended Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller clients against allegations of wrongdoing. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to software, business methods and mechanical arts. He also prosecutes trademarks including oppositions and cancellations of registrations. Dean litigates domain name disputes and prepares IP agreements including settlement and licensing agreements.  He prepares legal opinions including freedom to practice and invalidity opinions.

Dean was selected as a Michigan 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Patent by The Best Lawyers in America® and as a Michigan 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property. He is also included in the 2015-2017 edition of Leading Lawyers at®. Dean has been selected by dbusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer and as a 2015-2017 IP Star by Managing IP Magazine. He has been awarded Best for Copyright & Trademark Law by Acquisitions International. Dean has an AV (preeminent) rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Dean’s publication, IP Strategies for Business Managers, provides practical advice for protecting IP and avoiding infringement. He contributed to the national publication, Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases (2012, Thomson Reuters) on topics including patent eligibility of software and business methods, trade secret case strategies, and discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). Dean is a frequent speaker on IP topics including: IP Patent Camp at the MidMichigan Innovation Center (3 years running); IP Webinar for VetBizCentral; IP Talk at TechTown Detroit; IP Talk at DC3S; and IP Talk [Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about IP But Were Afraid to Ask] through Midland Tomorrow in cooperation with Northwood University during Entrepreneurship Week.

Dean brings an entrepreneurial spirit to his work and enjoys sharing in his clients’ successes. He is also committed to keeping open communication with his clients and is readily available to answer his client’s questions.

In his spare time Dean enjoys traveling with his wife Laurie and two sons. He also enjoys running and working on his 1969 Dodge Charger RT SE. Dean is the inventor on four patents relating to an electronic securities trading system including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,788,398, 8,175,956, 7,552,085 and 7,356,499.

Dean has worked with his partner Bob Giroux at other firms spanning over twenty-five years. He knows Bob as an outstanding trial attorney and is proud to join a firm built on honesty, trust and respect. Bob and Dean share the same goal of providing outstanding legal services and unparalleled client support.

Firm Description

Giroux Amburn is an elite civil litigation law firm, located in Michigan, representing domestic and international clients across a broad spectrum of IP disputes and cases. We successfully handle patent infringement, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and copyright litigation. We emphasize the early formulation of case strategy and hands-on leadership, from pre-suit considerations through discovery, motion practice, and leading through trial.

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Giroux Amburn excel at achieving the best possible outcome for their clients because they embrace conflict, always fight hard to win and employ superior skills in the courtroom. The strength of the Giroux Amburn law firm comes from its extensive experience in trying cases. Not every case needs to go to trial. Indeed, it is often possible to accomplish great success before a trial becomes necessary. However, it is the experienced trial attorney who knows best what it takes to win through a well-developed and proven strategy during the litigation process.


Walter B. Welsh

An established IP attorney and engineer that advises clients on implementing profitable IP protection strategies. He is consistently successful at the USPTO and has a reputation for aggressively and effectively enforcing his clients’ IP rights. He strives to increase the value of his client’s business, make their job easier, and reduce their costs.

Walter regularly travels throughout the United States and Internationally to meet with clients and colleagues to implement strategies for effective identification, protection, and enforcement of IP rights. He lives in Darien, Connecticut with his wife and children and enjoys cycling.

Education and Admissions

  • D. University of Connecticut, 2006
  • S. Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering, 2001
  • USPTO, Connecticut, New York,

Representative Technologies

  • Mechanical and Material Arts
  • Software and computer systems
  • Brand protection and anticounterfeiting

Representative Patent Prosecution Clients

  • High performance additive manufacturer serving biomedical, aerospace, and industrial markets.
  • Distributor and supplier of pro audio equipment and accessories.
  • Robotics equipment manufacturer.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • RegenLab USA LLC v. Estar Tech. Ltd. Et al, (patent)
  • Doctor’s Associates, Inc. v. King & Prince Corp, (trademark)
  • Novadaq Tech. Inc. v. Karl Storz GmbH, (trademark)
  • MedPricer v. Karl Storz Endoscopy Am., Inc., (commercial)
  • Tommie Copper, Inc. v. Ideavillage Products Corp., (trademark)


The Whitmyer IP Group (WHIPgroup) is a full-service, global IP law firm. We are counsel to some of the most well-known IP owners in the world.

Clients come to us for our technical and legal expertise, and we leverage our skills with advanced technology to efficiently solve complex IP problems. Every IP specialty is well represented at the firm with physicists, mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical and chemical engineers, computer scientists, brand managers, and trademark attorneys.

WHIPgroup attorneys have a wealth of experience in counseling clients and prosecuting large, international patent and trademark portfolios. We are experts with PTAB appeals and were recognized as one of the most active firms in the country for PTAB trial work. Our attorneys clear, register, and maintain trademarks, and regularly handle opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB. We have long-standing relationships with associates throughout the world to support us in asserting our clients’ global IP rights.

WHIPgroup attorneys also enforce patents and trademarks in litigations around the country. We have developed efficient litigation strategies for winning big cases. Our litigation successes inform our prosecution insights, and vice versa. This combined skill set yields superior IP protection for our clients in a cost-effective manner.

From high-stakes patent litigation to global brand management, we have a track record of providing exceptional representation for sophisticated clients.

Steven Weigler

Steven Weigler gained extensive experience from his role as a senior attorney for a Fortune 50 technology company where he handled complex business negotiations and asset-protection cases. He was also the CEO, founder, and general counsel of an educational technology startup that developed predictive analytics to identify and help at-risk youth. In addition, he has served as a prosecutor in Dade County, Florida, and as a litigator in a prominent Denver law firm.

An entrepreneur himself, Steven is passionate about helping business owners achieve their goals and receive expert, empathetic legal support.

Steven specializes in protecting intellectual property, general business counsel (including employment), and information technology law. His years of entrepreneurial experience give him a unique insight into emerging companies, and he strives to be the legal “go-to” legal counsel for his clients’ growing businesses.


EmergeCounsel’s focus areas are in the protection of intellectual property and business assets. Our clients are worldwide. Our TOTALTM® and AMAZON SELLERSservices provide trademark guidance, search, appeals of office actions and denials, and trademark monitoring and enforcement at flat, affordable rates. EmergeCounsel also has an extensive network of professionals who provide co-counsel and services in taxation, patents, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, copywriting and editing, financing, and more.

Robert Freitas

Bob Freitas is a founding partner of Freitas Angell & Weinberg LLP. Bob was a partner in the Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and Litigation practice groups of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from 1984 to 2011. He is a versatile trial lawyer who focuses his practice on antitrust and competition counseling and litigation, intellectual property litigation, representation of policyholders in insurance coverage claims and litigation, and complex litigation for technology companies.

Bob is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Patent Law.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California.

Bob’s notable representations include the following:

  • In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation. Bob represented HannStar Display Corporation in a multidistrict price fixing proceeding in the Northern District of California. His work included representation of HannStar, which pleaded guilty to price fixing in a related criminal case, in a lengthy jury trial against Best Buy Co. and affiliates. The jury awarded less than 1% of the $770,000,000 in single damages sought by the plaintiffs.
  • Rambus Inc. v. Hynix Semiconductor, Inc., et al. Bob represented Nanya Technology Corporation and Nanya Technology Corporation USA in a patent infringement case in which Rambus asserted memory technology patents against features incorporated in JEDEC-standard DRAM. His work included representation of Nanya and Nanya USA in a Sherman Act Section 2 trial based on Rambus’s assertion of standard essential patents.
  • Dragon Intellectual Property, LLC. Bob represents Dragon Intellectual Property, LLC, in patent infringement litigation involving DVR technology.
  • B.E. Technology, L.L.C. Bob represents B.E. Technology, L.L.C. in patent infringement litigation involving targeted advertising.
  • National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA v. Seagate Technology LLC. Bob obtained a defense for Seagate in an insurance coverage dispute arising out of the patent infringement lawsuit that resulted in the Federal Circuit’s landmark decision in In re Seagate Technology, 497 F.3d 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2007).
  • In re DRAM Antitrust Litigation. Bob represented Nanya and Nanya USA in a multidistrict price fixing proceeding in the Northern District of California. He won summary judgment for Nanya Technology Corporation in the direct purchaser class actions.
  • European Commission DRAM Investigation. Bob also represented Nanya and Nanya USA in the European Commission DRAM price fixing investigation. The DRAM investigation included the Commission’s first use of the 2008 regulation on settlements in cartel cases.
  • Confidential Representation of Technology Company. Bob won a unanimous award, including a finding of insurance bad faith, in an international arbitration proceeding.
  • ABB Power T&D Company v. Alstom ESCA Corporation. Bob obtained a defense verdict in a four-week trade secret, copyright, and Lanham Act jury trial.
  • United Computer Systems v. AT&T Corporation and Lucent Technologies.Bob defeated a $6,000,000,000 lost profits damages arbitration claim in a software license dispute.
  • California Retail Liquor Dealers Association v. Midcal Aluminum, Inc., 445 U.S. 97 (1980). Bob was second chair for the prevailing respondent in the leading United States Supreme Court case on the antitrust state action doctrine.

Select Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • 23rd Annual Golden State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Institute, Big Stakes Trials, October 24, 2013
  • The U.S. Patent Landscape in 2013: An Appraisal and Practice Guide, Joinder and Venue Issues, Santa Clara County Bar Association High Technology and Business Law/Litigation Sections, September 20, 2013
  • Patent Monetization Strategies for Taiwan Companies, Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Officers Association, Taipei, Taiwan, May 24, 2013
  • Nine Patent Licensing No-Nos, No-Nos 4-6, Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), March 13, 2013
  • Current Trends and Issues in Antitrust Litigation 2010, Effective Trial Presentation of Antitrust Issues, Practicing Law Institute, 2010
  • Co-Author, Understanding The Objective Prong In Seagate, IP Law 360, 2009
  • Patent Litigation 2008, Proving Damages and Issues to Consider in Pursuing and Defending the Damages Case, Practicing Law Institute, San Francisco, 2008
  • Intellectual Property Law, Patent Cases in the Supreme Court, Practicing Law Institute, 2006
  • Contributing Editor, Collaborative Ventures, Proof of Conspiracy Under Federal Antitrust Laws, Second Edition, American Bar Association (forthcoming)
  • Contributing Author, Vertical Restraints of Trade, Antitrust Law Developments (Seventh), American Bar Association
  • Contributing Editor, Cartwright Act, California Antitrust Law, Third Edition
  • Contributing Editor, Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law, Cartwright Act, California Antitrust Law, Second Edition


Freitas & Weinberg LLP is a Silicon Valley law firm established in 2011 by former partners of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. We are high quality, service-oriented lawyers with an entrepreneurial approach to our business. Our experience and focus make us quick and decisive. We are not burdened by layers of management or unnecessary overhead. We offer efficient and flexible fee arrangements, and selectively represent clients on a contingent fee basis.

We are ready to meet any challenge, as shown by our unprecedented trial win in the Best Buy TFT-LCD antitrust litigation.

Olivier Lombardo

Olivier Lombardo is a French, Luxembourgish and European trademark and design lawyer and heads the trademark department at Dennemeyer & Associates in Luxembourg. He graduated from the renowned Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in France and holds an LLM in European business law.

Mr Lombardo has worked in trademark management since 2002, when he worked in close cooperation with French Senator Pierre Lafitte, founder of Sophia Antipolis, one of Europe’s biggest technology parks. After completing his postgraduate qualifications in IP law, Mr Lombardo gathered experience in a German private practice and at the European Patent Office. In 2004, he co-founded a movie production company in Munich, gaining insight and experience in the media industry.

After five years of working as an IP lawyer and legal director, Mr Lombardo joined international law firm Dennemeyer & Associates in 2010 and was offered the position of head of trademarks Luxembourg in 2013.

Specialising in trademark and design law, Mr Lombardo has a wide range of experience in the enforcement of IP rights and the management of major multinational clients’ portfolios in the automobile, cosmetics and food-processing industries, among others. Mr Lombardo’s experience in dealing with various aspects of IP law and his strong understanding of the use of trademarks enable him to provide clients with business-oriented solutions and practice-oriented contracts.

Mr Lombardo also represents Dennemeyer & Associates at conferences and seminars and heads the Dennemeyer IP Breakfasts in Luxembourg. Mr Lombardo is fluent in French, English and German. He is among others a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association Benelux pour le Droit des Marques et Modèles (BMM), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI Luxembourg), Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM).

Dennemeyer & Associates:

Dennemeyer Group has over five decades of experience in delivering quality IP legal services in a wide spectrum of jurisdictions. With offices on four continents and ten time zones, we are fully equipped to take on large-scale assignments while delivering unmatched local expertise.

Service areas include patent, trademark and design maintenance, filing and prosecution including EP validations, PCT nationalizations, recordals and much more. DIAMS iQ, our IP management software, is a secure and integrated gateway to your IP portfolio, and it also offers a high level of integration to our patent annuity and trademark renewal services. Thanks to a modular approach, DIAMS iQ is fully adaptable to your organization’s particular needs.

Whether you represent a corporation or a law firm, Dennemeyer’s services will help you reduce portfolio risk and maximize the value of your IP assets.

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 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.