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Samantha M. Williams

Samantha M. Williams

Partner

Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate, Commercial & Securities
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • Private Clients, Trusts & Estates

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Samantha Williams is a Partner in the firm’s Property and Development, Practice Group.

Samantha specializes in real estate transactions and conveyancing, sales and structuring, mortgage-backed financing and loans, property title due diligence and opinions, title insurance,  and subdivision, commercial and residential leases, condominium agreements, corporate and finance matters, including the preparation of complex financing documents and the structuring of syndicated loans, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, related tax matters and issues, and in advising on and applying for all governmental and requisite approvals.

Samantha’ practice also includes probate and estate matters.

Recent engagements include:

  • Represented purchaser in equity acquisition and purchase of a company which operates a major shipyard in the Freeport Harbour, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.
  • Provided advice to major local retail commercial and private financial institutions on procedural steps and obligations to be observed by a mortgagee in the exercise of its non-judicial power of sale arising on the part of a mortgagee under the Homeowners Protection Act, 2017.
  • Advising credit risk personnel at local lending institutions on the enforceability of mortgage security, demand and sale, and acting on behalf of such lending institutions in power of sale matters; assisting in the implementation, drafting and reviewing of internal bank policies, documents and other related matters.
  • Representing a major international debt fund as local counsel in a debt-for-equity swap of approximately US$ 170 million, concerning a major Bahamian resort property and related joint venture interests, which included obtaining requisite multi-departmental Bahamian Government approvals for the acquisition, the assumption of casino management licenses, and a numerous relevant operating licenses.
  • Transferring the mortgage loan portfolio of a leading international bank operating within the Bahamas.
  • Advising high net worth families with respect to complex probate matters involving a wide range of assets, including the distribution and sale of such assets.

Bar Admissions

  • The Bahamas Bar, 2003

Education

University of the West Indies, Jamaica and Barbados
The Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau, The Bahamas
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance | Corporate, Commercial & Securities | Immigration & Naturalization | Private Clients, Trusts & Estates | Property & Development | Banking & Finance | Corporate, Commercial & Securities | Immigration & Naturalization | Private Clients, Trusts & Estates | Property & Development

Professional Career

Professional Associations

The Bahamas Bar Association




Articles

Estate Planing: Wills
Graham Thompson, March 2020

There is no better time than the present to create and implement an estate plan. Having an estate plan means that you have a plan to protect your property and to effectively dispose of itupon your death. You do not want the law to decide who should get you rproperty in the event of your death but that is exactly what would happen if you do not have an estate plan and, in particular, if you die without a Will (dying “intestate”)...

Additional Articles

Estate Planning and Wills, March 2020



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