Practice Areas




  • Sale and acquisition of commercial properties
  • Sale and acquisition of residential properties, including high-end, luxury homes, condominiums and townhouses in gated communities, private islands and cays (developed and undeveloped), and disposition of real estate assets bequeathed to beneficiaries named in a Will.


  • Facilitating purchases of commercial or residential real estate by means of loan facilities from local or foreign lending institutions


  • Representing clients making application for the development of land in the Bahamas for the purposes of hotel or condominium development, subdivision of land for residential purposes, and mixed use resorts


  • Long or short term leases of commercial or residential properties, dock/marina slips, seabed leases

Opinions on Title

  • Review of title to property ensuring a good and marketable title for a purchaser upon completion of the acquisition

One of our main areas of focus is private client orientated. We provide advice over a broad spectrum of matters and guide our clients through the application procedures of a multitude of government Ministries, departments, agencies and policy bodies. Our expertise in such matters is unparalleled, and includes:




Bahamas Investment Authority & Office of the Prime Minister

  • Certificate of Registration
  • Permit
  • National Economic Council applications
  • Industries Encouragement Act and Hotels Encouragement Act applications
  • Bahamas Environment Science & Technology Commission (BEST) applications


  • Work Permit applications and Annual Renewals
  • Spousal Permits
  • Permanent Residency applications (Economic, Right to Work in Own Business, Unrestricted Right to Work)
  • Annual Residency applications and Annual Renewals
  • Annual Homeowners Card applications and Annual Renewals
  • Applications for Bahamian citizenship or naturalization

Real Property Tax/Business Licence Department

  • Declaration of Property
  • Guidance on outstanding property tax and rate schedule
  • Business Licence Application
  • Temporary Business Licence Application

Central Bank of the Bahamas

  • B$ and US$ Bank Account Openings
  • Share Issuance/Share Purchase Approvals
  • Approved Investment Status with respect to Real Estate Purchases
  • Foreign Currency Loan Approvals

National Insurance Board

  • Employee and Employer NIB Registration

We offer guidance to clients concerned with the distribution of their assets to various beneficiaries, be it family members or friends, and our services include:

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Probate and Letters of Administration applications
  • Resealing of Foreign Wills
  • Disposition of Assets to Beneficiaries under a Will

Our experience covers a broad base of commercial transactions, and past representation has included matters with respect to:

  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Construction Contracts
  • Share Purchase Agreements
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Share Pledge Agreements
  • Company Searches (Domestic and IBC)
  • Corporate Opinions

We have partnered with an experienced corporate service provider, and together can offer:

  • Incorporation of both Domestic and International Business Companies
  • Registered Office and Agent Services
  • Nominee Shareholder Services
  • Registration of Foreign Companies
  • Business Licence Applications
  • Reservation of Trade Names

Winter Borghardt is a licenced financial and corporate services provider and we are regulated by the laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas