Thomas, John & Co. was established in January 1997 with Arthur G. B. Thomas being the founding partner. Prior to January 1997 he practiced as a sole practitioner under the style of Thomas & Co. He was joined from the 2nd day of January, 1997 by Kelvin John who, prior to then, practiced privately in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
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Thomas, John & Co. is a full service law firm, and has fast become one of the leading firms in Antigua and Barbuda. It prides itself on its high professional output and the high quality of legal services. It has developed a strong international outlook as Antigua and Barbuda continues to assume the role of an important offshore and investment centre; hence its specialization in the areas of company incorporation and administration, establishing and licensing of banks, trust and insurance companies, inbound foreign investment, real estate development and conveyancing, while continuing to meet the needs of local clients with the provision of a wide range of other legal services.
The firm’s operations are fully automated using advanced hardware and software technology including broadband web access, email and intranet thus raising the standard and efficiency at which services are delivered and tracked.
The firm is a leading real estate transaction firm and has dealt with many major real estate projects on the island. It is a partner to Stewart Title International, which connection enables it to expand the nature and type of services that it can offer to international clients performing real estate transactions in Antigua. Stewart Title International provides buyers, sellers, lenders, attorneys, and developers with cutting edge title and real estate information services, title guaranty and related services throughout the United States and over 30 global markets.
Additionally, the firm represents leading financial institutions in the island and possesses the expertise to deal with major financial dealings and finance structuring.
Mission Statement“We are committed to providing a broad array of corporate and legal services specialized to our local, regional, and international clients; through premium teamwork, customer care, and the utilization of technological advances.”
Corporate secretarial, administrative, management and trust services are provided to International Business Corporations and other international corporate vehicles through Corporate and Trust Services (Caribbean) Limited while ship management services are handled through Maritime General Management Company Limited, both companies wholly owned by the firm.
The firm is well appointed in the main commercial area of the capital city, immediately adjacent to the High Court of Justice which forms a part of the Government Office Complex in St. John’s, the capital city of Antigua.
The firm currently employs seven paralegal/administrative staff in addition to its professional cadre.
Mr. Thomas and Mr. John are both West Indian trained Attorneys-At-Law and have been called to the Antigua, Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Lucia Bars, allowing them to service clients in those three (3) jurisdictions.
The firm has two associates namely Lisa John Weste and Loy Weste.
Mrs. Lisa John Weste is a graduate of the University of The West Indies, who attained the Certificate of Legal Education allowing her to practice in this jurisdiction.
Mr. Loy Weste is also a graduate of the University of The West Indies, who attained the Certificate of Legal Education allowing him to practice in this jurisdiction