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Karam & Missick seeks to consistently provide professional, legal and corporate services to both our local and international clientele in a manner that is friendly, cost-effective and thorough. We also seek to make a positive impact on our community through various avenues. We are good stewards of our in-house resources and we effectively utilize various marketing channels to gain maximum client and community awareness. Finally, we are leading the way in business/legal etiquette, entrepreneurial thinking and business development in the Turks and Caicos Islands and The Bahamas.

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Our practice is unique, client-focused and success driven. Karam & Missick handles complex commercial transactions and litigation in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas. Karam & Missick has gained the trust and confidence of its clients by delivering exceptional results.

Karam & Missick is today one of the leading and most well-respected law offices in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. We combine our many years of collective expertise with personal, friendly service to provide our international and local clients with strong professional results that establish personal trust and confidence in our representation of your business and legal affairs.

Karam & Missick delivers professional, timely cost-effective business and legal solutions. We provide services to companies and individuals both locally and internationally. Our goal is to provide the best attorney-client relationship through friendly service and competent representation. Our commitment is your success. Our highly trained staff is highly skilled, motivated, focused and work together selflessly for the overall success of the firm and its clients.

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Our Attorneys

Experienced International And Local Attorneys Admitted In TCI, Bahamas, UK, Canada And Other Caribbean Jurisdictions.
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Peter M. Karam, Partner, Turks & Caicos

Peter is a Quebec trained attorney with 23 years of experience. He has practiced in the fields of Commercial, Corporate and Tax Law. Peter has lived and worked in the Turks and Caicos Islands for over 10 years, providing him with vast knowledge of the local laws and landscape to make him well-versed in successfully navigating many complex commercial matters and negotiations.

Peter is a licensed attorney in the Turks and Caicos, and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1988/89. He is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal [LLB] and Ottawa University Law School [LLL]. He is a former member of the Bar Association of  Quebec and a member of the Turks and Caicos Bar, and is fluent in English and French.

 

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George C. Missick, Managing Partner,Turks & Caicos

George is a co-founder and managing partner of Karam & Missick Turks & Caicos and Bahamas.  George is a fierce and fearless litigator with a strong background in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Admiralty, Insolvency and Company Law. He graduated from the University of Buckingham with Honours in 2000 and passed the Bar Vocational Course in 2001 at the University of the West of England & Wales, Bristol. George is admitted to three Bars: England & Wales (2001), The Bahamas Bar (2001) and the Turks and Caicos Bar (2007). He is also certified in dispute resolution from the Dispute Resolution Foundation in Jamaica. Prior to starting the partnership of Karam & Missick, George worked as a senior associate at the law firm of Callenders & Co. in the Bahamas where he handled detailed civil and commercial litigation, and conveyancing matters throughout the Bahamas. He also worked on a variety of litigation and commercial matters for the Grand Bahama Port Authority Group of Companies including the GB Harbour Company, GB Airport Company, GB Power & Utility Company and the GB Shipyard.

George has enjoyed much success in both the Supreme Court and Appeals Court and has won many high profiled cases in the civil courts as well as the Labour Tribunal.  George has been involved in multi-million dollar insolvency claims, world wide freezing injunction claims, ship arrest and  other maritime related matters.  He regularly advises commercial banks, trust companies, resorts and large corporations on banking and commercial matters.

More generally, George provides advice in relation to high value personal injury and fatal accident claims and has successfully litigated or settled claims totaling in the millions.

George is a former President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar Association having served 3 consecutive terms and is a former member of the Rotary Club of Providenciales and conducts regular legal aid clinics within the community.He was sworn in as a Notary Public of the Turks and Caicos by HE Governor Ric Todd in Providenciales on 22nd April 2012 and is also a Notary Public in the Bahamas.


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Alecia S. Bowe Managing Partner, Bahamas

Alecia is a co-founder and the managing partner of Karam & Missick Bahamas.  Her legal career is complimented by her very diverse background spanning more than 20 years in the hospitality and banking industries.  Alecia is a dynamic, decisive and diligent Attorney who is a trendsetter in her style, approach and delivery. She goes beyond the usual standards of practice to meet and exceed her client’s expectations.  Although she is firm and forceful in her practice, her approach is principled and highly respected by her clients. Mrs. Bowe is a former partner of Chancellors Chambers.

Alecia specializes in real estate development, resort development, banking and securities, mediation, assets recovery and corporate and commercial matters.

Alecia is a graduate of The University of Buckingham, England and is a Member of The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple and The Bahamas Bar Association.  She is also a director on the board of Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd.

 


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COLIN M. THOMPSON Partner, Bahamas

Colin is an experienced commercial attorney whose expertise includes Real Estate, Immigration, Probate and Estate Law. His areas of practice include preparation of commercial documents, applications to the Bahamas Investments Authority, Central Bank of The Bahamas, Probate Registry and the Department of Immigration. Colin also has over twenty-five (25) years experience with investigation of land titles and research in related areas.

Colin is a graduate of the Government High School and completed his legal studies at the University of Hull, Hull, England and the Bar Vocation Course at University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England.

Colin has served his country being a former member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and upon invitation by the Training Department he has conducted presentations to graduating Recruits pertaining to the importance of purchasing property as investment.

He is a Member of The Honourable Society of Inner Temple and The Bahamas Bar Association.

 


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Neale L. Coleman, Senior Associate,Turks & Caicos

Neale Coleman is an experienced civil and commercial litigator. He was as admitted a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1996 and called to the Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2007 as an Attorney at Law. Neale joined Karam & Missick as a Senior Associate in February 2011. Neale has practiced as an attorney in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 2007 formerly being a partner at the law firm of Bishop Papachristou & Prudhoe. Prior to his arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands Neale practiced as a commercial litigator in London working for a large international law firm.

Neale is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, Turks and Caicos Bar Association, and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Neale also undertakes a broad range of commercial and civil litigation appearing as counsel in the Magistrates Court, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Labour Tribunal.

Neale has many impressive victories in the Courts and is often referred complex litigation from other senior attorneys.


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Dale Peters Senior Associate,Turks & Caicos

Dale is a Senior Associate at Karam & Missick who specialises in Real Estate and Commercial Law.  He is called as an attorney in Canada since 1981 and in the Turks and Caicos since 1989 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge internationally and locally.

The focus of Dale’s practice is the consultation with and provision of legal services to existing and new clients to meet their needs and requirements, from taking instructions for wills and simple real estate transactions, the drafting of documentation to meet those ends, accepting the challenges involved in the preparation of Trust Deeds, revocable, irrevocable, discretionary and those for asset protection purposes.

Dale is  also involved as a key player in corporate commercial transactions and the security documentation required in raising funds for small start up enterprises and reverse take over negotiations of publicly traded companies by the start up enterprises.


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Jeffrey Blanchard Senior Associate,Turks & Caicos

Jeffrey is a senior attorney, having been in active practice since  1990. He completed his education at Memorial University of  Newfoundland (B.A. 1984) and the University of New Brunswick Law School (LL.B. 1989).

Jeffrey was called to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (1990), the  Law Society of Prince Edward Island (1991), and the Turks and Caicos  Islands (TCI) Bar Association (1995). In 1999, he was admitted as a  solicitor to the Law Society of New South Wales (Australia).

Jeffrey’s practice focuses on real estate, corporate-commercial,  estates & trusts, finance, banking, immigration, regulatory, tax, and  asset protection law. Along with an emphasis on the purchase and sale  of residential, commercial and condominium properties, he has been  involved in the mutation/sub-division and development of land, and has  represented clients with their respective applications for business  licenses, work permits and residency certificates. He has provided  advisory opinions to both local and international clients, and has  experience in incorporating, structuring, reorganizing, and  amalgamating corporations.

Jeffrey holds permanent residence status in both the Turks and Caicos and the  United Kingdom. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, participating  in sporting events, and photography.

 


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Jerwina Taylor Associate,Turks & Caicos

Having obtained her Undergraduate Degree in Law (LLB) in 2012 from Oxford Brookes University and her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2014 from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

Since being called to the Bar in 2014, Jerwina has practiced mainly in the areas of Employment Law, Property Law, Family Law and Civil Litigation. She has both prior to and after her call, gained experience in employment conciliation as well as more contentious unfair dismissal matters lodged in the Labor Tribunal. She has represented local Banks in Court applications for the sale of foreclosed properties pursuant to s.72 of the Registered Land Ordinance, and has also had conduct of both contentious and non-contentious divorces. Jerwina has in addition, been actively involved in matters ranging from Judicial Review, Debt payment claims and Breach of Contract suits.


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Aisha Ceesay Legal Executive,Turks & Caicos

Aisha is a 2000 graduate of The University of Buckingham and is called to the Bar of England & Wales.  Aisha works closely with other attorneys in the firm representing lending institutions and lenders and purchasers in land transactions. She also has vast experience in litigation and domestic matters and has worked on many high profile litigation cases.

 

 


George C. Missick
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Christian Papachristou Senior International Attorney

Christian has over 20 years specialist experience advising on Turks and Caicos Islands Law. His practice areas include corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on real estate and resort development, where he has acted for purchasers, vendors, developers and financial institutions.He also regularly advises high net worth individuals on a range of non-litigious private client matters.

Christian has lived in the Turks and Caicos Islands, of which he is a citizen, since 1994 and has in-depth knowledge of the local marketplace. Having obtained a law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1987, he was called to the Bar in Quebec (Canada) in 1988. 

He then went on to complete a postgraduate diploma in business studies at the London School of Economics.  Christian is admitted to the bar in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands and is also admitted as a Solicitor in England.

Christian served as the Warden of the Canadian High Commission in the Turks and Caicos Islands from 2003 to 2011, providing assistance to Canadian residents and visitors. Christian is fluent in English and French and has basic proficiency in Greek, German and Spanish.

 


George C. Missick
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Anthony D’Aniello Senior International Attorney

Anthony D’Aniello formerly counsel of Global Legal Group (Turks & Caicos), an international law firm with associates in ten countries, specialising in wealth and asset protection. He has held several senior executive positions with both on shore and offshore banks and trust companies most notably with HSBC in Canada. Anthony was part of the Tax, Trust and Corporate Commercial practice group for the offshore law firm of Bishops to which he was of Counsel since 1994 until he joined Karam & Missick in 2015.

With more than 21 years of progressive responsibility, experience and tested expertise, Anthony is no stranger to all aspects of investment banking, asset management, fund raising, complex commercial structuring/transactions, loan syndications, private equity and hedge funds, international taxation, trust and intellectual property law. He has a proven track record in setting up and building trust companies and financial institutions from inception taking them through the planning, regulatory, implementation, and operational stages. Anthony has had extensive dealings with various governmental and regulatory bodies in several on shore and

Anthony has managed teams of professionals delivering a full range of asset management, personal trust and advisory services to high net worth individuals and corporations. He has focused on advising and representing high net worth international private clients and international businesses in the area of trust, tax and estate planning.

His key interest has always been in developing and maintaining client relationships with the view to providing added value and service for the customer. Anthony has written several articles and has been published in two separate Trust and Trustees-World Survey Issues and in IFC Review.

He has sat on several think tank committees and has reviewed and edited statutes and regulations for several offshore jurisdictions. He has been a guest speaker at several international trust and estate planning conferences in Canada, the USA, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Switzerland and Dubai.
Anthony received a Juris Doctor in Laws from University of Detroit, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor, a Masters in Business Administration from Lake Superior State University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a Double Major in Political Science and Modern Languages) from McGill University. He is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada (Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada) and Turks and Caicos Islands. He has also held the designation (T.E.P.) from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 1998.–


Practices Areas

At Karam & Missick, we have successfully represented individuals, business owners, contractors, subcontractors, real estate developers, property owners, consumers, minority shareholders, injury victims and their families, and feel confident that we would handle your matter just as successfully. We have legal experience in Canada, The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands.

Real Estate and Development We are experienced in providing service to commercial and private clients in a wide variety of real property transactions. We have acted in the sale and purchase raw land, condominiums, homes, and other substantial commercial properties. Our services include: Large resort development agreements and conveyancing, sale and purchase of land; Mortgages of land; Title opinions and quieting titles actions, Hotel Development, stratification of property.

Litigation We posses the knowledge and experience to help you or your business identify and manage potential risks, respond to existing or threatened litigation and pursue resolution both in and out of a courtroom. We help you analyze the costs and benefits of taking action and also explore various alternatives for resolving a disagreement. Our trial lawyers carefully weigh the potential impact of a lawsuit and develop practical litigation plans that include both trial and settlement strategies. Our lawyers develop solutions that enable you to get on with your life.

Immigration and Employment We are well-versed in undertaking a variety of employment and immigration matters including applications for Belonger Status, work permits, permanent residence certificates and annual residency.
We specialize in immigration. Our team of attorneys is here to help you with any problems you may have about entering, or settling in, the Turks and Caicos or The Bahamas. Whether you want to enter the Turks and Caicos or The Bahamas to work, to set up your own business, to seek political asylum or to settle with a partner, the best advice is only a phone call away.

Please remember that TCI immigration law is very complex and it is essential that you seek legal advice from a specialist immigration lawyer in your particular case.

Company Incorporation and Administration Lex Corporate Services Ltd. (LCSL) is an affiliate company of Karam & Missick, which is licensed and regulated under the Company Management (Licensing) Ordinance, 1999 and Subsidiary Regulations of the Turks and Caicos Islands. With our highly qualified team, our basic aim is to efficiently provide residents and the offshore industry with a wide range of affordable corporate services including incorporation, preparation of Director and Shareholder minutes, annual maintenance, application for various licenses, registration of intellectual property, facilitation of the opening of bank accounts, and much more.

Business & Corporate In today's economy, we possess the strategic business, legal and industry savvy needed to provide practical counsel on business organization, operations, and in complex transactions. We strive to enable you to focus on your business while receiving quality advice and representation. From local entrepreneurs to large corporations, we provide a broad compass of services to businesses ranging from the preparation and review of contracts and leases, mergers and acquisitions, financing, executive compensation, litigation, and matters before governmental boards and agencies.

Personal Injury & Fatal Accidents Are litigation team has nearly 30 years of combined experience in personal injury and fatal accidents claims. We are vigorous advocates for victims in personal injury lawsuits and surviving family members in wrongful death lawsuits. Our team prepares itself to fight your case up to and including in court, but also understands that sometimes reaching a resolution in a timely manner is more in line with our goals. We seek accountability through financial compensation but also provide guidance through available options.

Divorce Amid the emotions of ending a marriage, we will help you stand your ground as issues are resolved. We will take the time to explain the litigation process step –by-step, are accessible to address your concerns, assist in making decisions and keep you updated. We listen and determine what’s important to you, then devise strategies and pursue a course of action aligned with your needs and goals. We are also experienced in dealing with issues arising in domestic matters between non married couples.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Protection
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Company Formation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Credit & Mortgage
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation, Libel & Slander
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Finance & Financial Services
  • Immigration
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate & Conveyancing
  • Resort Development/Recovery
  • Tax
  • Tourism
  • Trust
  • Wealth Management
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Corporate Services

Local or International... let Karam & Missick help set-up your business.

Lex Corporate Services Ltd.

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. (LCSL) is an affiliate company of Karam & Missick licensed and regulated under the Company Management (licensing) Ordinance, 1999 and Subsidiary Regulations of the Turks and Caicos Islands. We cater to both the local community and offshore clients and our basic aim is to provide both residents and the offshore industry with a wide range of corporate needs. We provide fast, efficient and reasonably priced service to our clients.

Proposed company names can be confirmed within hours and companies can usually be formed within 48 business hours of returning a completed company application form together with all of the necessary supporting documents.

Such incorporations would include the preparation of Memorandum and Articles of Association for the company using documents approved by the company’s attorneys-at-law, registering and filing the same with the Registrar of Companies and obtaining the corporate seal.

In addition to offering incorporations we provide a host of additional corporate serviced based on the requests and needs of our clients. These services include the following:

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.
Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.
Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.
Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.

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Jerwina Taylor called to TCI Bar

Another Turks and Caicos Islander has joined the ranks of the local legal profession. On Monday, 22 December 2014, Miss Jerwina Taylor was admitted to the Bar of Turks and Caicos Islands by way of a Hearing, which took place at the Supreme Court on Leeward Highway, Providenciales. Jerwina’s call was presided over by Her… Read More »

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Land Sale Gone Bad

  Does a purchaser have any redress against a seller who pulls out of a land sale? What happens if you put an offer down on a house, had a survey carried out and arranged a mortgage, only to have the seller pull out leaving you with lots of wasted expenses? This is known as… Read More »

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