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Stephen Jenkins Melvin

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Stephen has significant experience in the hospitality sector, representing local and international property developers, hotel developers and cruise ship companies with private island developments & ports. He specialises in:- foreign direct investment; the sale and acquisition of hotels, marinas and resort developments (mixed use projects) and all aspects of project/development finance. He has been involved in all aspects of the master planning of a number of resorts and mixed use developments as well as all legal services related to Bahamas Government negotiations, advice on investment regulations and applications, including Heads of Agreements and Hotel Encouragement Act Concessions. Stephen also services high net worth clients with all matters related to real estate investments and advice in regard to structuring for estate planning purposes and tax efficiency. Based in Nassau, Stephen is head of the firm’s Abaco office and has been involved with a number of Abaco’s resorts and developments.


Partner since 2006;

Sitting Member, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Professional Memberships

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

Bar Association of England and Wales

Bahamas Bar Association


Bentley University (B.Sc.), Boston, Massachusetts

University of Westminster (LL.B. Hons); London, England

Called to the bar of England and Wales in 1996 and Bahamas in 1997