Carlene D. Farquharson joined Alexiou, Knowles in 2006 and was named a partner in 2014. Her practice is focused on commercial law and transactional matters such as conveyancing, mortgages, probate, immigration and corporate administration. She is well-respected by clients and has a strong reputation for her practical and sound advice.
Carlene manages the firm’s Abaco office and was a resident attorney in Abaco for 10 years. She has been the lead attorney and structured the acquisition of several multi-million-dollar hotel, marina and resort facilities, and has also supervised and overseen the planning of several subdivisions. She has significant experience in family island transactions and the established business practices in that respect, including immigration applications such as permanent residency, annual residency and work permits.
Her busy practice means that she frequently deals with regulatory bodies such as the Bahamas Investment Authority, Central Bank, Companies’ Registry, Town Planning and the Ministry of Works. She also has a successful network of local professionals including bankers, surveyors, architects, engineers, and building contractors who help support her clients’ needs.
Carlene also has significant experience dealing with probate matters, particularly those with specialist cross-jurisdictional and high-value considerations. She is often praised by clients for her sensitivity and expertise in this area.
Carlene received her Master’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, in July, 2005, and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England in July, 2006. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada, in May 2003. She is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Bar of England and Wales and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is also a member of the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers.