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Leonard has developed a high level of expertise assisting major domestic and international entities with a wide range of banking, financial, commercial and regulatory matters.  He regularly assists clients with applications, filings and compliance in relation to the Central Bank of The Bahamas, Bahamas Ministry of Finance, Bahamas Investment Authority, and the Securities Commission. Leonard’s prior role serving as General Counsel for a regional financial institution in the United States has provided the necessary international experience to understand all of his clients’ challenges and provide the proper guidance and advice.

  • Represented an international holding company in the $480 million sale of its security business subsidiary;
  • Advised a global financial institution with respect to a $100 million syndicated credit facility;
  • Represented a global financial institution in the sale of a majority interest in its Bahamian bank subsidiary;
  • Represented a domestic financial institution in the redrafting of all of its client account agreements and documentation.

  • Banking
  • Financial services regulatory
  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Investment management

  • The Bahamas Bar (Registered Associate)
  • Bar of Florida

  • The Florida State Bar Association

  • University of Miami School of Law (LLM 1999)
  • Mercer University School of Law (JD 1995)