Practice Areas

L. Howard Facey & Co provides an array of legal services and assistance to all its clients. Our main Practice Areas are set out on this page but if you have a legal issue which does not fall under one of the listed Practice Areas contact us anyway to see if the matter is one with which we are able to assist.

Banking & Finance

The partners of L. Howard Facey & Co. have substantial experience in central and commercial banking and finance and currently represent both borrowers and lenders including several large institutional lenders.

The firm handles the preparation and registration of loan security documentation including mortgages, debentures, bills of sale and guarantees as well as the enforcement of security including selling property under powers of sale.

We assist with the development of standard documentation, prepare legal and securities manuals and advise on a range of operational, regulatory and compliance issues.

Company & Commercial Law

We provide legal services and act as counsel to a wide range of public and private institutions: multi-national corporations, financial institutions, large publicly traded companies, smaller privately held companies, partnerships and sole traders.

We provide practical, solution-oriented advice to assist our clients in resolving any legal issues they face as well as handling various aspects of corporate and commercial law including:

  • Company Formation and Dissolution
  • Contracts
  • Registration of Business Name
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  • Partnership and Joint Venture Formations and Dissolutions
  • Stock Exchange Listings and Compliance
  • Public Share Issues and Private Placements
  • Shareholder Agreements
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  • Asset Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Equity Investments
  • Loan Finance and Security Arrangements

Company Secretarial Services

Our attorneys bring years of experience to assisting private and publicly traded companies in complying with the applicable laws and regulations as well as the Jamaica Stock Exchange Rules. We can stage the various shareholder meetings required by law and under the Articles of Incorporation of most entities and assist with the preparation of the various reports and notices.

In relation to compliance with the Companies Act, the firm provides corporate secretarial services such as the filing of:

  • Annual Returns
  • Declarations of Assets
  • Particulars/Change of Directors
  • Particulars/Change of Registered Office
  • Change In Share Capital

Competition Law

The attorneys in the firm are able to handle negotiations with the Fair Trading Commission and deal with competition law issues arising under Jamaica's Fair Competition Act such as misleading advertising, tied-selling, abuse of dominance, price fixing. We also advise clients in relation to the Consumer Protection Act and the Hire Purchase Act.

Conveyancing & Real Estate

The firm prides itself on its ability to handle real estate transactions in the most efficient and cost effective manner and our founding partner, L. Howard Facey is well known for his expertise in conveyancing and real estate matters.

At the commencement of the transactions we provide information on the duties, taxes, costs and fees so that our clients can be prepared financially. After which, we place special emphasis on keeping them informed and addressing all their questions and concerns by walking them, step by step, through the process.

The firm has successfully managed hundreds of real estate transactions for private and public companies, multi-nationals, government entities and individuals and currently represents various mortgage finance institutions.

Our clients benefit from our many years of experience in conveyancing, drafting contracts, handling negotiations and resolving issues with regulatory agencies.

The following are some of the types of matters with which the firm is able to assist:

  • Acquisition and Disposal of Residential and Commercial Properties
  • Modification of Restrictive Covenants
  • Change of User of Property
  • Subdivisions and Developments
  • Obtaining Local Government and Planning Approvals
  • Construction Projects and Contracts
  • Leases
  • Real Estate Management
  • Mortgages and Financing
  • Bringing Land Under The Registration of Titles Act

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance has become an increasingly important issue both in publicly and privately held institutions. What are the responsibilities of Directors? What are the responsibilities of management? How should Board sub-committees be comprised? What are their Terms of Reference?

It is important to clarify roles and accountabilities for both privately held and publicly traded companies. The development of Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures will go a far way in ensuring good corporate governance is established and maintained in organizations. We have the expertise to assist with the development and implementation of those policies and procedures.

Divorce

L. Howard Facey & Co's experience in family law ensures that the sensitive details of divorce and negotiated property settlements are handled in a timely and constructive manner.

Estate Planning, Probate & Administration, Wills and Trusts

We have hands-on experience with the administration of estates and provide a comprehensive range of services:

  • Preparation & Interpretation of Wills
  • Obtaining Grants of Probate & Letters of Administration
  • Administration of Estates
  • Structuring & Establishment of Trusts

Information Communication Technology/Telecommunications Law

Our attorneys provide comprehensive representation on the various legal and regulatory issues in the Information Communication Technology industry in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean including, but not limited to: licensing, interconnection, universal service, spectrum management, intellectual property, pricing, competition, mergers/acquisition, privacy, wireless communication and e-commerce. The firm also advises on the law related to the Internet.

Our partner Camille Facey spent over ten years as head of the legal team of a major telecommunications company and has both the knowledge and the experience to advise you as well as to handle negotiations on your behalf with regulatory agencies such as the Office of Utilities Regulation and the Spectrum Management Authority.

Intellectual Property

The firm handles the registration of trade and service marks for our clients and advises on copyright, trademarks, patent and rights to confidential information.