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MJM Limited is highly rated for its assistance with residential and commercial property acquisitions and sales, as well as mortgages. The practice's expertise in projects also covers sectors such as leisure, resorts, offices and retail, and regularly draws on the expertise of the firm's dispute resolution, regulatory and corporate and finance teams. The recommended director is Denis de Frias, who manages the property practice and is experienced in condominium developments, complex financing structures, and residential and commercial real property sales and purchases. Hildeberto (Hil) de Frias is also a key director.

Wakefield Quin is best known for advising on hotel and hotel residence developments and acquisitions; complex financing and restructuring deals; residential and commercial property acquisitions and developments; and the administration of condominium complexes. Recent highlights include acting for Gencom Real Estate Services on its acquisition of Tuckers Point Resort, a Bermudian multi-purpose tourism facility that includes a real estate development operation and one of Bermuda’s leading golf courses. In other areas, the team advised Washington Properties on the construction of an office block, Washington House (which includes penthouse apartments above the offices), and the letting of office space to tenants. Senior lawyer Michelle Stone is property head and particularly noted for assisting property developers, local and non-Bermudian clients with acquiring high-end residential property and fractional interests in developments that involve hotels, banks and security interests. In 2018, the firm hired Scott Swainson as senior counsel from Appleby, where he was responsible for the firm’s Bermuda property practice for over 15 years. Swainson is recommended for complex commercial and residential property transactions, as well as for property-related advice to banks and other commercial lenders, hotel and condominium developers, and investors.

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on complex, residential and commercial real estate deals; the firm's clients range from domestic homeowners to international property developers. Representative work includes property sales and purchases, leases, financing, and property-related litigation and arbitration. Counsel Francesca Fox manages the Bermuda property department; her practice covers commercial and residential real estate, including issues arising for non-Bermudian purchasers or lenders under the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956. The associates to note are Harry Kessaram, whose experience includes residential and commercial property transfers, mortgages and major hotel real estate transactions; and commercial and residential real estate expert Cynthia Millett.

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited's real estate lawyers are experienced in all aspects of commercial and residential property acquisitions and disposals, involving both leaseholds and freeholds; the firm's client base for land transactions includes domestic and international clients. Lorren Wilson heads the conveyancing and private client department.

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