Practice groups

Sterling Cooke serves as the Chair of the Real Estate & Development practice group and has extensive expertise in all aspects of real estate law, having practiced for over 28 years. His primary practice includes representing local and international real estate investors and lenders in connection with mortgage loan and construction financing and loan acquisitions, complex transactions involving the purchase, sale, refinancing, leasing and subleasing of residential homes, multi-family buildings, retail complexes, office and warehouse buildings and other commercial properties for individuals and commercial entities, and advising on a wide range or real estate issues including title commitments and title insurance, adverse possession, issues affecting title, easement and access issues, and commercial and residential foreclosures. His professional practice also includes, Commercial Law, Probate and Estate Administration, Maritime Law and International Financing transactions involving Bahamian registered ships and companies.”

Sterling studied law in the United States and the Caribbean – first earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, and later receiving a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados. Subsequently, he completed studies at the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica.

Sterling was called to the Bahamas Bar and joined Higgs & Johnson as an Associate in 1990. He became a Partner in 1999.

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • University of the West Indies (LL.B.), Cave Hills, Barbados
  • Norman Manley Law School, Kingston, Jamaica

Bar admissions

Bahamas, 1990

Professional memberships

Bahamas Bar Association

Recognition

  • The Legal 500 Caribbean, “Recommended Lawyer” (2019)

Sterling Cooke serves as the Chair of the Real Estate & Development practice group and has extensive expertise in all aspects of real estate law, having practiced for over 28 years. His primary practice includes representing local and international real estate investors and lenders in connection with mortgage loan and construction financing and loan acquisitions, complex transactions involving the purchase, sale, refinancing, leasing and subleasing of residential homes, multi-family buildings, retail complexes, office and warehouse buildings and other commercial properties for individuals and commercial entities, and advising on a wide range or real estate issues including title commitments and title insurance, adverse possession, issues affecting title, easement and access issues, and commercial and residential foreclosures. His professional practice also includes, Commercial Law, Probate and Estate Administration, Maritime Law and International Financing transactions involving Bahamian registered ships and companies.”

Sterling studied law in the United States and the Caribbean – first earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, and later receiving a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados. Subsequently, he completed studies at the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica.

Sterling was called to the Bahamas Bar and joined Higgs & Johnson as an Associate in 1990. He became a Partner in 1999.

Education

  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • University of the West Indies (LL.B.), Cave Hills, Barbados
  • Norman Manley Law School, Kingston, Jamaica

Bar admissions

Bahamas, 1990

Professional memberships

Bahamas Bar Association

Recognition

  • The Legal 500 Caribbean, “Recommended Lawyer” (2019)