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Higgs & Johnson was a proud sponsor of the STEP Caribbean Conference that was held in Nassau, The Bahamas from 12 – 15 May 2019. The annual conference celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and was hosted by STEP Bahamas under the theme ‘Mind the Gap: Future Proofing IFCs.’ The conference featured educational sessions on the latest industry trends in family inheritance and succession planning as well as exciting networking opportunities.

In addition to the firm’s sponsorship of the Happy Hour event, Private Client & Wealth Management Chair, Dr. Earl Cash and seasoned trusts attorney, Heather Thompson were also speakers at the conference. Dr. Cash led the delegates through some critical drafting issues and potential pitfalls which arise when preparing documents such as DORAs, deeds of appointment and deeds of amendments. Ms. Thompson, a founding member of STEP Bahamas, spoke to attendees on the legacy of leadership sharing how a successful career is built by the right attitude, mentorship and networking and also discussing strategies to securing a meaningful legacy.

Other Higgs & Johnson attorneys in attendance at the conference were Litigation Trusts Partner, N. Leroy Smith; Senior Associate and STEP Bahamas Director, Sharmon Ingraham; and Cayman Senior Associate, Wendy Stenning. Millennial associates, Kamala Richardson and Nia Rolle joined the list of delegates at the conference.

Dr. Cash noted, “I’d like to commend STEP Bahamas on doing an excellent job of hosting such a stellar event. They certainly succeeded in ensuring an outstanding conference here in The Bahamas by providing delegates with informative and timely sessions as well as a plethora of networking opportunites during the course of the conference. Higgs & Johnson has consistently supported the STEP Caribbean conference over the last twenty years and will definitely continue to do so in the future.”

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