Ryan Pinder, a new Partner in the Firm since the beginning of 2016, focuses his practice on the representation of individuals and families with international and domestic planning and structuring, estate planning and organizing wealth management solutions. Ryan further specializes in representing businesses in commercial transactions, structuring and reorganizations.
Ryan’s practice includes advice in the area of trusts, investment funds and securities law and utilizing his experience with private and public offerings, capital markets, regulatory and compliance advice, and banking and financial services law. Ryan is sought after for his expertise in bespoke financial services solutions and planning for high net worth individuals and families, and their associated companies and businesses throughout the world, bringing a keen understanding on structuring options for clients in different jurisdictions and with cross border issues and experiences.
Ryan has developed considerable experience in planning for Latin American clients, and international planning for United States clients.
Ryan served as the Minister of Financial Services and Trade in the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas from May, 2012 to January 2015. He also has served as a Member of Parliament from February 2010 to the present, still serving and representing the constituency of Elizabeth in Nassau.
Ryan, as Minister of Financial Services and Trade, played an integral role in positioning the Bahamas as a leading financial services center. His experiences included the development of new legislation for products and structuring opportunities and the negotiation of the Bahamas’ position with respect to transparency matters such as FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard, among other policy achievements.
Ryan was the Minister who oversaw the development and enactment of SMART Fund 007 as well as the Investment Condominium (ICON) legislation, two ground breaking achievements for The Bahamas in the investment fund arena.
Ryan was admitted to the Florida Bar as a Board Certified as Tax Attorney in 2000 and later to the Bahamas Bar. Ryan obtained his LL.M, Masters of Law in International Taxation, JD Juris Doctor, Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Managing Partner Judith Whitehead remarked, “Ryan Pinder joining Graham Thompson as a Partner has significantly enhanced the depth and capacity of our financial and corporate team. Not only does it give us exceptional capability in terms of corporate know-how and structuring for the domestic market, but also brings an unmatched level of expertise in the international financial / capital markets and the corporate securities markets.”
“We have the unique capacity of a legal team that can deliver the high level work that our clients demand, and furthermore enjoy the advantage of attorneys who are internationally respected and recognized. This combination will also serve to promote the many strengths and unique characteristics of the Bahamas as a top tier financial center.”
“We applaud the professional excellence of the GT team, as they balance their professional obligations with their wider responsibilities to the community.”