Chelon Carr-Newbold > Lennox Paton > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

Lennox Paton

Work Department

Chelon is a partner in the Real Estate, Resort Development and Private Client Groups.  In recent years, she has developed a niche and invaluable experience in resort development involving all aspects of resort acquisitions and sales, project financing and master planning while also maintaining a strong private client practice. 

Chelon has routinely acted in some of the leading resort, residential and commercial projects in The Bahamas and for some of the leading financial institutions and lender groups in the financing of development projects.  Most notably, she has acted in the $2.5 billion secured financing of the Baha Mar Resort Development Project and then subsequently for Deloitte & Touche and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in the much publicized receivership and distressed sale of the Baha Mar Resort where she primarily served as team leader for the commercial team and she also worked closely with the insolvency team. 

Chelon has a wealth of experience in helping clients navigate all aspects of the sale, acquisition, project financing and development process from the due diligence phase up to completion of the project.  She provides the full range of advisory services on foreign direct investment and incentive schemes, regulatory approvals, subdivision approval and bonding, master planning, the negotiation of heads of agreement and joint venture agreements with the Bahamian Government. 

Chelon has a strong reputation amongst her peers for her particular knowledge and experience with structuring condominium developments.  She is accustomed to working on complex residential and commercial property transactions and her notable client base consists of real estate developers, foreign counsel, financial institutions, corporate and private clients based throughout the world. 




  • Admitted to the Bar in England and Wales and The Bahamas in 1996


  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London


  • University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • University of Leeds, UK

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Chelon Carr-NewboldLennox Paton

Lennox Paton’s real estate and resort development group handles a broad spectrum of real estate mandates including property acquisitions, project financings and master planning issues relating to mixed-use resorts and residential developments across Nassau and the Family Islands. The team’s client roster encompasses companies in the hotel, resort and timeshare industries as well as financial institutions and lender groups. David Johnstone heads up the practice, which has Chelon Carr-Newbold as deputy head; Johnstone is a key contact for resort developers and has notable experience handling all aspects of development work, while Carr-Newbold primarily acts for high-net-worth individuals and luxury residential and resort developers. Other key individuals include senior associate Nateisha Anderson-Bain, who advises purchasers and vendors on property transactions; and associate Jamie Liddell , who handles the legal master planning of mixed-use developments.