Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue
Judith A. Whitehead was a Litigation Partner prior to becoming the Managing Partner of the Firm. As a litigator she enjoyed a fine reputation in contentious family law and commercial litigation.
She now focuses primarily on advising the Firm’s high net worth private clients and assisting in negotiating agreements with Government on major resorts and multi-use developments.
She further heads up the Firm’s Immigration & Naturalization practice group, where she oversees the application process and follow up for domestic and executive work permits, annual residency permits, permanent residence and citizenship applications.
Judy oversees the Firm’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations from her Nassau and Lyford Cay offices.
Immigration Law Practice:
Graham Thompson has substantial expertise with Immigration & Naturalization matters. We often work with multi-jurisdictional companies and individuals on executive work permit applications. We also assist numerous private clients with domestic work permit applications for their household staff.
We have many years experience with Bahamas Department of Immigration on a wide array of applications and permits including annual residency, permanent residency, and citizenship applications.
Further, we have worked with corporate clients to review training programs created to develop future Bahamian management talent.
Graham Thompson (“GT”) prides itself on its unique combination of expert legal skills and real-world experience in working out effective solutions to complex problems. With more than 60 years of continuous history and a first-rate balance between seasoned practitioners and dynamic young lawyers, GT is excellence-driven in every way and accordingly, well known as a leading Bahamian law firm. Producing and sustaining a satisfied clientele drawn locally and from across five continents is the common focal point of the Firm’s efforts. Hard work, understanding the “bigger picture” that frames the specific legal needs of clients, creativity, rigorous ethical restraint in the charging of fees, and uncompromising loyalty to the client, are key ingredients of the GT ethos.
The Firm, well known as the largest commercial law firm in the Bahamas, has successfully expanded from its main downtown Nassau location in recent years to better serve its broad range of corporate and private clients. In 2000, the Freeport, Grand Bahama office was opened, followed by the launching of licensed affiliate GTC Corporate Services in 2001, and the Lyford Cay, New Providence office in 2011. In December 2012, GT expanded to Providenciales, in The Turks and Caicos Islands, where it already enjoys a reputation as one of the leading firms for civil and commercial litigation.
The Firm has built up an enviable reputation both domestically and globally in a variety of important legal disciplines. Our attorneys are sought after by leaders in the real property, resort development, banking and capital markets sectors. We are highly regarded for our expertise in trust and estate planning, commercial matters, civil litigation, family law, securitization, employment and immigration matters. The Firm is consistently ranked a tier one law firm by the leading international ratings publications, including CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS, IFLR 1000, and CITY WEALTH LEADERS LIST, among others. Currently, two of the Firm’s Partners have been appointed Queens Council (QC).