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Law Firm OverviewBanjoko Law is a full-service law firm with offices in Kingston, Jamaica, London, New York City and Toronto. We are committed to finding practical and affordable solutions to your legal challenges or keeping legal issues and concerns from becoming problems in the first place. Always looking for an edge to put you ahead, we will diligently work to further your interests.
Over the past three decades, we have gained experience and exposure from living in many common law jurisdictions. We appreciate the dynamic mix of attitudes and dispositions based on shared expectations of capable and responsive customer relationships.
Our growing network of attorneys in many jurisdictions puts us in a unique position to effect transactions across borders. Goals ranging from the desire to own a piece of the Rock, reaching into new markets, and strengthening existing ties can be accommodated. We chose practice areas to maximize the benefits of the law on your affairs without the need to retain several lawyers to resolve the present challenges or the ones that you may face in the future.
We stand ready to grow your wealth, protect your property, recover your loss, and provide peace of mind. We are available to our clients and other attorneys 24 hours a day. We prefer to prevent than to cure a problem, but cure we will diligently work at, if that is your starting point. We are sensitive to our clients concerns about privacy and confidentiality. We do not disclose information on our cases. Or even names of clients, without their permission.
Year this Office was Established: 2006
Languages: English, Spanish
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Adversarial Support Services; Fair Trading; Partnerships; Debt Collection; Taxpayers Registrations- NHT, NIS, and TRN; Charitable Giving; Drunk Driving Accidents; Professional Negligence; Fires and Explosions.
Areas of Law Description
Our areas of practice include:
- Aviation Law
A profound understanding of aeronautics, avionics, and ever changing commercial issues is necessary to provide productive advice, which may involve a maze of laws and regulations and the involvement of multiple insurance companies. Our focus and main activities:
Long term leases
Flight school operations
Denial of service
- Commerce and Business
We can assist you to operate with ease on the domestic, regional and international markets. We aim to structure trade agreements, protocols and trade practices consistent with the values of diminished ambiguity, avoidance of doubt, well-defined responsibilities, stated obligations, and specified conflict or dispute resolution mechanisms. Our focus and main activities:
Partnerships and Joint Ventures
Business Contracts- supply of goods and services
Licenses and related agreements
Taxpayers registrations- NHT, NIS, and TRN
- Company Law
We have been providing financial services to individuals and businesses in an integrated manner. We strive for clarity, comprehensiveness, and simplicity, yet precision in formulating agreements to avoid and reduce disagreements or misunderstandings that could lead to disputes and litigation and the use of other conflict resolution devices resulting in the diversion or waste of precious capital and non-capital resources.
- Criminal Representation
The criminal litigation process is another sensitive and emotionally challenging area of law, which must be approached with tactful and decisive strategies. Here, experience counts and your freedom is the bottom-line. The facts may be against you but there may be other factors that may be able to lessen the severity of the sentence that the court may impose. We will be tireless in suggesting alternatives that are appropriate for your situation.
- Estate Planning
Our firm is sensitive to the contending issues and interests that always follow estates that fail to plan. Our goal is to help or assist you enjoy the fruits of your labor and fulfill your every wish to help assist present and succeeding generations; enable cost-efficient asset transfers; ensure expeditious probates; forthright execution of administration where the deceased failed to write a will; and quick access to funds destined for you and others. Focus and Main Activities: Wills; Trusts; Charitable giving; Probate; and, Administration.
- Family and Divorce
This very sensitive area of law brings out basic or survival instincts as the parties work towards solutions that previously and regrettably proved unattainable. We will be caring, soft, but firm in our approach to allow everyone to win and go on to lead new lives and establish fresh, and, hopefully, lasting relationships. Focus and Main Activities: Adoptions; Child custody; Maintenance; Property settlements; and, Contested and uncontested divorces.
- Insurance Claim Resolution
Unfortunately, it is becoming far too common for insurance consumers to be faced with delays, denials, low offers and the burden of suing to collect under an insurance policy. We understand your frustrations in these situations. Our experience in this field should prove worthwhile in tackling these unexpected challenges. We believe that our approach to the issues of delay, denial of benefits, unreasonably low offer to settle and expensive litigation should hasten the delivery of the benefits that you are entitled to under your contract of insurance or policy. Focus and Main Activities: Delays; Denial; Low offers; and, Litigation.
- Intellectual Property
We recognize the importance of your ideas in the market place. Every workable idea or concept should be protected to channel benefits to the inventor. Equally, your ideas should be approached with the mindset that it could create a stream of income, preserve your dominance, create a foothold in a competitive market and distinguish you from the competition. We can register your trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Likewise, we are capable of writing licensing and entertainment agreements, and prosecute infringements of intellectual property rights. Our focus and main activities include:
Entertainment and Media
- Personal Injury and Fatal Accidents
It is often said that life is full of uncertainties. This expression sums up the nature of accidents. Some accidents can be expected by the nature of the circumstances or environments surrounding the incident. If and when you are injured in an accident, you should be compensated if you are not to be blamed, wholly or partially. The law is quite clear about your right to be compensated in a timely manner and our firm will work to realize this goal for you and your family or loved ones.
Security of tenure, clear title to your property, and peace of mind in your legal or equitable interest are vital to the continued vibrancy of the society. Our firm is eager to use proven and innovative approaches to the acquisitions, ownership, and management of property whether you are overseas or in Jamaica. Our focus and main activities include:
Foreclosure and other distressed exit or termination methods
Disputes with neighbors
Zoning, variances and restrictive covenants
Mr. Alimi Banjoko
Accident, Adoption, Aerospace Law, Agency and Distributorship, Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Jamaican Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers' Association
- Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
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