Judy Whitehead is the firm’s Managing Partner. She oversees the firm’s operations, providing leadership of the firm’s strategic direction.

Formerly a Litigation Partner, with a concentration on family law, her work now focuses on advising special clients, mainly the firm’s high net worth private clients, and negotiations with the Government on large investment projects.

Recent engagements include:

  • Negotiating a prenuptial contract involving assets in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Negotiations with the Government of the Bahamas on the structuring of a cruise ship port and resort.
  • Lead counsel to Bahamas based Family Office for international family.
  • Lead counsel to international family involving succession and philanthropic planning including the creation and operation of trust and corporate structuring.
GT Minute, Judy Whitehead (June 2018)

GT Minute by Graham Thompson's Managing Partner Judy Whitehead on the firm's legacy of public service and its commitment to community outreach.

Practice Areas
Education
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Admissions
  • The Bahamas Bar, 1982
Community Involvement
  • The Lyford Cay Foundation Inc., Member of Board of Directors, 2014 – Present
  • St. Andrew’s School Board, Chairman, Nassau, Bahamas, 1994-1997
Public Service
  • Bahamas National Health Authority, Deputy Chairman, 2017
  • Bahamas Financial Services Board, Board Member
  • College of the Bahamas, Deputy Chairman, 2007-2012
  • Financial Services Consultative Forum, Member, 2002-2004
  • Bahamas Supreme Court, Acting Supreme Court Justice, 1999
  • National Women’s Advisory Council, Member, 1997-2002
Speaking Engagements
  • “Asset Protection”, LATAM Family Office Masterclass, Pictet Bank & Trust Bahamas, 2019
  •  “Ask not what you can do for your country………Laws, Incentives and the Private Sector”, Bahamas Business Outlook, 2018
  •  “Trends in the Industry”, Bahamas Financial Services Board Seminar, 2009
  • “Banking Practice and Procedures”, Bank of the Bahamas Seminar, 2009
  • “Doing Business in Today’s Regulatory Environment”, International Trust and Tax Planning Summit Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, 2009
Membership
  • Bahamas Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
Directorships
  • Bahamas First Holdings Limited, Director, 2005-present
  • World Services Group, Director