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

The real estate and resort development group at Lennox Paton excels in the acquisition, project financing and planning of large resort and residential development projects alongside handling condo-hotel structures, time shares and investment mandates. David Johnstone leads the practice with Chelon Carr-Newbold; Johnstone is a key contact for resort developers while Carr-Newbold also advises high-net-worth private clients and residential developers. Newly promoted partner Nateisha Anderson-Bain is recognised for her transactional expertise and associate Jamie Liddell has a growing planning practice, particularly relating to out-islands projects.