PRACTICE AREAS
 

REAL ESTATE & 

CONVEYANCING 

  • Sale & Lease Agreements 

  • Possessory Title Applications  

  • Alien Land Holding License Applications

  • Acquisitions, Restructuring & Financing

Our attorneys are well known for their industry leading skill and expertise in the area.  We are recognized for our use of innovative structures and creative solutions to sophisticated and highly complex transactions, while providing our signature approach to excellence in service.  With experience in St Vincent, we have successfully represented clients in some of the most noteworthy and influential transactions in the region.

Legal issues include: sales, purchases, leasing and other transfers of real estate and real property; title to real property; settlement of claims against property rights; landlord-tenant issues; property development; zoning and land use; related agriculture issues and environmental compliance; financing, mortgages and foreclosures; securitized real estate investments; and various other relevant topics.

 

INTELLECTUAL 

PROPERTY 

  • Trademarks 

  • Copyrights

  • Patents

  • Licensing

Hughes & Company specializes in the practice of trademark and copyright law. Our clients include businesses in the publishing, technology, energy and entertainment industries, including major fashion houses and world renowned companies. We advise and represent them in registering trademarks and copyrights, protecting proprietary business information, and in transactions where they acquire or transfer rights.

 

We handle trademark registration portfolios for dozens of companies: publicly held, for and non-profit and everything in between. As part of this practice we represent many of the world’s leading intellectual property holders and owners in enforcing copyrights against infringement. 

 
 

ADMARILTY &

MARITIME LAW

The firm represents lenders in the areas of admiralty law.  This practice area includes the enforcement of preferred ship mortgages, maritime liens and recovery and ship registration. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the laws of the sea.

  • Ship Mortgages

  • Registration & Liens

TRUSTS WILLS

& PROBATE

  • Estate Management

  • Property Management 

  • Letters of Administration

Here at H&C we help clients arrange their financial affairs so that, upon the client's death, the client's assets are distributed in accordance with the wishes of the deceased and in the best interests of the family while the tax consequences of distributing that property are minimized.

The law of estates and trusts governs the use of certain types of instruments, such as Letters of Administration and Probate to provide for an orderly distribution of the assets and payment of any debts or liabilities of the estate. Lawyers who work in estate planning work closely with their clients, often over a period of many years, and tend to become close to their clients. They know a great deal about their clients’ financial matters and family relationships. The estate lawyer often becomes a true family counselor, helping the client work through both financial and personal issues.

 
 

CORPORATE LAW

  • Contracts & Business Law

Handling a wide range of legal and business issues, including contract negotiation, drafting and review and the drafting and review of other agreements.  We also act as advisers on wide ranging business and legal issues including labor and employment, intellectual property and liability issues.  Our clients are frequently for-profit, but we also represent and advise non-profit entities. 

 

BANKING & 

FINANCE 

  • Property Management

  • Mortgages

  • Estate Management

As regional financial markets converge, clients are looking for better ways to navigate the uncertain and rapidly-evolving rules and regulations of the banking environment. We seek to guide our clients through these complex webs  seamlessly with innovative solutions.

 

CIVIL &

COMMERCIAL

  • Employment Law

  • Loan Agreements

  • Negligence & Torts

In going about our daily activities, as much as we try to avoid it, disagreements, whether in our personal or business endeavors, may arise.  Here at H&C, we will advise and help you settle most conflicts that you may encounter. Whether you are an individual or a business, we will make sure that you are properly represented should any problem arise from the interpretation and application of any legal dispute.

 

CRIMINAL LAW

  • Financial/Proceeds of Crime

  • Assault & Battery

  • Corporate crime

At H&C we understand that the legal process can be intimidating. We do everything we can to guide our clients through that process. We believe that every client deserves respect. And everyone needs a dedicated and knowledgeable advocate. No matter how serious or complicated the case may be; we have the skill and experience to provide clients with a defense that suits their circumstances.

 

Raising legal defenses since 1943, we have handled many criminal cases. We have helped people fight the charges of financial allegations, domestic violence, assault, firearm crimes, and even homicide. We have the prowess needed to achieve the best the outcome for you.

 

FAMILY LAW

  • Divorce Petitions

  • Adoption

  • Spousal & Child Maintenance 

Family law is a body of law that applies to family and domestic relationships, including: marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, adoption and surrogacy, and child custody and support.

H&C handle a variety of issues including divorce, custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, guardianship, adoptions, and estate planning. In addition to traditional legal skills, we understand and appreciate that family law often requires us to be sensitive and thoughtful to our client's needs as this can be a difficult and emotional episode in their lives. 

 

OFFSHORE SERVICES

  • Portfolio & Asset Management 

  • Tax Strategies

We advise global public and private companies, financial institutions, and individuals, working with them and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.

NOTARY PUBLIC 

  • Authorization of Documents  & Legal Instruments

As Barristers and Notary Publics we can administer oaths and certify copies of documents including passport applications, statutory declarations, affidavits, deeds, powers of attorney, copies of birth certificates, diplomas etc.

Documents that are witnessed under oath are notarized or commissioned to deter fraud and to ensure they are properly executed.