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Higgs & Johnson is pleased to announce that it has expanded its areas of practice with the launch of two new practice groups – one dedicated to the area of Tax and the other to Government & Regulatory Affairs. Commercial partner, Portia J. Nicholson leads the Tax practice group and the Government & Regulatory Affairs practice group is chaired by commercial partner, Alexandra T. Hall, who is also deputy chair of the Tax practice group. Associate, Andre Hill is deputy chair of the Government & Regulatory Affairs practice group.

The Higgs & Johnson Tax Practice Group aims to provide its clientele with expert legal advice and representation at every stage, from structuring to dispute resolution. Attorneys within this practice area are involved in a wide range of tax related activity to ensure that clients receive sound, knowledgeable legal advice and representation for all of their tax needs.

Portia J. Nicholson noted that, “We at Higgs & Johnson are committed to ensuring the quality of service to both the domestic and international markets and wish to ensure that we are well placed to respond to the growing needs of the industry. We can help our clients to confidently navigate the ever changing and increasingly complex tax environment.”

In addition to the increasing importance of tax matters, Higgs & Johnson recognises that successful businesses need a partner to manage government relations that could directly impact the start-up, daily operations and long-range outlook of their operations. The Higgs & Johnson Government and Regulatory Affairs practice group is that partner. Attorneys within this practice area have the knowledge, experience and relationships to guide clients through the local legislative and regulatory regime successfully and efficiently.

“We understand the often-confusing layers of local legislation and regulation and it is our aim to guide our clients in all forms of corporate, legislative and regulatory matters,” said Alexandra T. Hall. “The firm’s aim is to provide seamless service, onshore and offshore, and to be in the position to assist all of our clients with all of their business needs.”

The new practice groups also benefit from the experience of seasoned partners, Vivienne M. Gouthro, Zarina M. Fitzgerald, Stephen J. Melvin, Tara A. Archer-Glasgow, Christel Sands-Feaste and Audley D. Hanna, Jr.; senior associates, Sandra J. Lightbourn, Lori Nelson and Ja’Ann M. Major; and associates, Kamala Richardson, Nia G. Rolle, Keith O. Major, Jr., David J. Hanna, Rhyan Elliott, Trevor J. Lightbourn, Susie T. Bethel, Ian S. Winder and Dennise Newton.

Higgs & Johnson offers a variety of legal services through its other well-established practice groups including Litigation; Financial Services, Insurance Law & Regulation; Real Estate & Development; Securities & Investment Funds; Private Client & Wealth Management; Commercial Transactions; Maritime & Aviation; Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring; and Intellectual Property.

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