Patterson Mair Hamilton

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Patterson Mair Hamilton remains one of Jamaica's most capable commercial firms, and it is prominent representing a number of property developers and banks in large transactions, refinancings, conveyancing and project developments. Sources describe a firm that is "obviously keyed in, practical and intelligent" and a team possessing "strong knowledge and very solid communication skills."

Andrea Kinach maintains a strong corporate and commercial practice, and is lauded for her "recognised expertise in stock exchange work." Another source spoke highly of her focus on "efficiency, meeting client needs and making sure clients are aware of commercial pitfalls and concerns," adding: "She's very solution-oriented and practical."

Arthur Hamilton remains a key presence in commercial matters, being frequently involved in high-value transactions and possessing "a good reputation, especially for speed." He brings a masterful understanding to M&A, project financing and transaction financing matters and is championed by one source as "fantastic to work with – knowledgeable, responsive and thoughtful in his approach."

"Practical and efficient," Lynda Mair is a highly capable corporate attorney particularly noted for her depth of expertise in real estate matters, covering property development, conveyancing and capital raising. Her peers consider her "a very good lawyer."

Trevor Patterson is an outstanding commercial practitioner, celebrated for his ability to "devise an interesting and creative solution to a problem." With decades of experience in the industry, he centres his practice on foreign investment, taxation and corporate finance mandates. One interviewee said: "He's highly regarded as a leading commercial attorney."