Maurice Giro

Bringing over ten years of experience to his practice, attorney Maurice Giro of Giro Attorneys at Law, LLC is committed to helping individuals protect their assets and provide for their families after death. Mr. Giro takes a compassionate approach to estate planning and elder lawmatters and takes the time to truly understand his clients’ situation and goals. He is familiar with the various laws affecting the transferring of assets after death and can help his clients and their families have peace of mind when a death occurs. Mr. Giro’s estate law experience enables him to assist in a wide variety of circumstances: Whether his clients need to protect valuable and complex assets through a trust, to plan for Medicare and Medicaid benefits to assist with long-term care, or to pass on simple assets and personal items through a will, Mr. Giro is able to help deliver exceptional results.

When the death of a loved one or family member produces estate contests and strife, Mr. Giro draws upon the experience he has gained serving as Union City’s municipal prosecutor as well as a municipal prosecutor and public defender for West New York to help his clients prevail in the courtroom. A successful litigator must be comfortable with both the substantive law of the dispute and the procedures and techniques necessary to present the law and facts persuasively in court, and Mr. Giro’s two decades of experience have given him both. Mr. Giro’s education and experience make him a trustworthy advocate and ally in the courtroom to family members seeking to carry out their loved one’s final wishes.

Mr. Giro is fluent in both English and Spanish. He is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the courts of both Hackensack, New Jersey and New York.

Experience:

  • Union City Municipal Prosecutor (current)
  • West New York Municipal Prosecutor
  • West New York Public Defender

Organizations:

Mr. Giro is a proud member of:

  • Elder Counsel
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hackensack, New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law Section)

Education:

  • B.A., Thomas Edison State College – Humanities (graduated with Honors) J.D., Rutgers University School of Law
    Bar Admissions
  • Hackensack, New Jersey – State and Federal Courts New York – State, Federal Court pending

Mr. Giro is fluent in Spanish and English

Shane Thompson

Shane Thompson provides innovative solutions for complex legal problems in Barbados. If you require Shane’s services, please use the contact details which are listed above.

Experience:

Principle Attorney
Self employed (Capital Law Chambers)
March 2017 – Present

Attorney at Law
Holder & Co
June 2009 – March 2017 (7 years 10 months)

Education:

The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus
Bachelor of Laws – LLB, Legal Studies, General
2004 – 2007

Queen’s College, Barbados
CAPE Spanish, Literature, History
1997 – 2004

About Barbados:

Barbados is a sovereign island country located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. It is known around the world for having a strong educational system and a literacy rate near 100 percent, one of the top in the world. It is one of the leading tourist stops in the Caribbean and is one of the region’s most developed islands, so it is no wonder that this is the island of choice for those looking to pursue legal training who want to enjoy the island lifestyle.

The legal system in Barbados follows the British common law legal system. It has a Supreme Court of Judicature as its highest court, and under the Supreme Courts sit magistrate courts. The courts ensure due process is followed in criminal proceedings and help enforce civil rights for the people of Barbados.

Rita Evans

Rita Evans was admitted to the Bar in October, 2000. Rita practices Criminal Law, Wills & Estates, Conveyancing and Mortgages, Family Matters, Personal Injury Matters, Civil Litigation (Magistrates & High Court), Company Incorporation and Small Business Registration, Debt Collection.

Education:

The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Law
1995 – 1998

Harrison College, St. Michael, Barbados
1984 – 1990

Wills & Estates Law Practice:

A term used by the law to describe that part of the law which regulates wills, probate and other subjects related to the distribution of a deceased person’s estate.

Although the term ‘estate’ is not restricted to the law of property; it relates to the deceased, the term ‘estate law’ has evolved to refer, primarily, to the law as it relates to:

– The property of the deceased;
– Of persons who cannot manage their affairs because of age (child), physical or mental infirmity and who would have their estate extracted from their person and managed separately; or
– The management of property which is being held beneficially for a person (trusts).

A law firm which professes to specialize in estate law is one who deals mostly with wills, probate and trust cases.

Distinguished from real estate law which focuses on the law as it relates to real property.

Dato Fion Wong

Fion Wong is a Partner of Shang & Co. and holds an LL.B. (Hons) Degree from the University of London and a Certificate in Legal Practice (C.L.P.) from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia.

Fion is actively involved in:

  • Matrimonial and Family Law: mainly in contested matters of family and divorce including but not limited to claiming/enforcing wife and children maintenance orders, child custody, cross-border child abduction, matrimonial property division, adultery, adoption and international aspects of family law, involving matters in Malaysia and other jurisdictions.
  • Contracts and Agreements: for family and marital agreements, including but not limited to divorce settlements and also the drafting of Endorsement Agreements involving celebrities in Malaysia.

Fion is often sought by clients and peers for representation in Family and Divorce matters in Malaysia as well as in other jurisdictions as a result of her dedication in implementing different efficient and effective strategies for her clients which have delivered excellent results.

Firm Overview:

In Shang & Co. we measure our success by our clients’ success. We adapt professional and comprehensive approach in reaching our client’s OBJECTIVES & GOALS whilst ADVANCING our clients’ INTEREST. We are committed to tailor our legal services in order to meet our clients’ diverse needs.

Trudy O. Glasgow

Ms. Trudy O. Glasgow obtained her first degree, B.A History from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Barbados. She graduated from the University of Hull having completed the LL.B (Honours) degree in 1999, and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle the following year. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales with the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2000 and to the local Bar in the same year. Ms. Glasgow obtained her Masters in International and Commercial law as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (P.C.H.E.) from the University of Sheffield, where she taught for almost five years. Ms. Glasgow is a qualified university lecturer.

On her return to Saint Lucia, Ms. Glasgow was in private practice with a local law firm for five years until she opened her own office in the Rodney Bay area. She is an active member of the Saint Lucia Bar Association, and was instrumental in launching The Brief, its legal magazine, as its first Managing Editor. Ms. Glasgow was chosen as one of 12 young professionals pursuing excellence and featured on 1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited’s calendar for 2009.

Ms. Glasgow is the author of the popular weekly legal column entitled ‘Simply Law’ in The Voice newspaper since July 2007. She is the 2006 recipient of the Victoria Fisher prize for her essay on Women and the law. She is also a Director of National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) and Chairperson of its Training and Marketing Committee since October 2010. Ms. Glasgow is also one of the founding members of the recently launched Lincoln’s Inn Caribbean Alumni Association.

Firm Overview:

Welcome to the law firm of Trudy O. Glasgow & Associates. Our main goal is to cater to the legal needs of our clients in an efficient way. We listen to our clients’ concerns and look for the best, most cost-effective legal solutions to their problems. Our relationship with our clients is central to our success. We recognise that clients come first. Our clients benefit from our guiding principles of honesty, efficiency, knowledge and communication.

We communicate with our clients using clear, every day language via whatever method of communication is preferred including: telephone, fax, mail, email, text messages, and Skype.

Our consultants are former Acting Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Sir Brian Alleyne; Justice Ephraim Georges (retired); and Judge John Samuels, QC, a Bencher of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, in London, England.

We cater to a wide range of practice areas including: divorce, adoption, wills and succession, real estate law, company and corporate matters, hotel and catering law, banking, insurance, employment, immigration, civil and commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution and notarial services. For further details, please visit our ‘Practice’ page .

To find out more about the services we offer, please call us at (758) 4509748/(758) 4889748 or (758) 4859759 or email us at [email protected]. Our Skype name is Trudy O. Glasgow.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Philippe H. Placide

Created in 2004, our firm is located in the heart of the city of Fort-de-France, not far from the Court House and Court of Appeal. This proximity allows us to be responsive.

We are located on the 1st floor of 62 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 97200 Fort de France, Martinique. Our team has several permanent and non-permanent employees, depending on the volume and type of business to be handled. We follow up on files and can converse with our clients in French, Creole, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

If necessary, we join the services of expert translators or not, near the Court of Appeal of Fort de France. Thanks to this, the firm can count on a local as well as an international clientele (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Mainland France, USA, Caribbean, Australia …).