Areas of Practice
Mrs. Zarina M. Fitzgerald has over 15 years of experience in corporate and commercial law and is presently the chair of the Financial Services, Insurance Law and Regulation group. She has acted in all aspects of commercial transactions, including large scale structured finance transactions, initial public offerings and private placements of offshore securities, mergers and acquisitions, the registration and securitization involving vessels and in real estate transactions. Her financial services regulation practice involves the full spectrum of regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to financial institutions.
Zarina has acted in the refinancing of a project involving the design, construction and commissioning of a substantial public utility in excess of $250 million. She has also acted in the sale of a substantial interest in a company which provides wireless communication products as well as advising on the restructuring of the group. She has been involved in a due diligence project in connection with the proposed acquisition of a local power generating company and has advised in connection with the sale of a public utility.
Zarina has advised in numerous transactions involving energy companies and represents substantial clients in this field on an ongoing basis.
Zarina, a native of Barbados, was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She joined the firm of Higgs & Johnson in 2000 as a Partner.