Erica’s practice focuses on Intellectual Property law and management, non-profit and other company incorporations and management, real estate law and project management, resort and hotel development, wills and estate planning, AML & compliance, divorce law and legislative and policy drafting, with special emphasis on intellectual property and environmental matters.
Erica has approximately twenty-five (25) years experience in managing intellectual property portfolios, inclusive of trade marks, design copyrights, copyrights and patents. She currently co-chairs the Intellectual Property Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association and is actively involved in the overhaul of the Bahamas’ intellectual property legislation.
Erica has a wealth of experience in local and IBC incorporations and management, with special emphasis on private investment vehicles. She is a local expert in non-profit incorporations and has drafted incorporation documents for non-profit organizations in various sectors including environmental, agricultural and entertainment industries.
Erica is also experienced in a wide spectrum of trust, estate planning and corporate matters. She served as a senior officer at one of Nassau’s oldest trust companies and was responsible for managing complex fiduciary structures for high net worth clients as well as overseeing corporate pension plans. She also served as Director of several resident and non-resident nominee companies and Senior Officer of a non-resident bank.
Erica has worked as a sub-consultant for legislative updates in a utility sector and restructuring of a public utility corporation and also worked on the privatization of a local public corporation.
Erica regularly counsels financial institutions on domestic mortgages and debentures and conveyancing matters. She has experience in resort development, condominium matters and resident and commercial leases. She also conducts Quieting Title litigation.