Merrit A. Storr
BAR ADMISSIONS: England and Wales (2002); the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (2002)
PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS:
Real Estate; Commercial; Corporate; Probate; Asset Recovery.
MERRIT'S BACKGROUND: Mr. Storr is the Managing Partner at the law firm of Providence Law located in Nassau, Bahamas. He practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate, probate and estates and asset recovery.
Mr. Storr possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University, a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom with Upper Second Class Honours. Mr. Storr was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2002 and became a member of Lincoln's Inn at the same time and was called to the Bahamas Bar in September 2002.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Storr spent ten years as a hotel executive including three years as Director of Sales at the 700 room Radisson Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.
ACHIEVEMENTS, APPOINTMENTS, and AFFILIATIONS:
Director of BAF Financial and Insurance (Bahamas) Limited.
Director of JMEL Enterprises Ltd.
Former Honorary Secretary and Director of the Board of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.
Former Director of the National Insurance Board.
Legal advisor and member of the Board of Governors of Bahamas Faith Ministries International.
The Bahamas Bar Association.
The Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn.
EDUCATION: College of The Bahamas (A.A. Accounting and Marketing); Florida International University, Miami Florida (B.Sc. Hospitality Management); University of Kent, Canterbury, England LL.B (Hons.); Graduate of Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School, London, England.
MESSAGE FROM MERRIT: As a former sales and marketing executive, there is an ingrained awareness of the importance of meeting the needs of the client in a timely fashion and an understanding of the pace and speed of business.
As a result of my business background, I understand the mindset of our commercial clients and I am able to respond to their needs in my areas of practice. Providence Law is committed to meeting the needs of our clients in a timely manner and we all impose pressure on ourselves to exceed the time expectations of our clients.
A pet project of mine is the provision of legal aid to persons who cannot afford to pay for legal advice in a traditional sense. To this end our firm promotes and supports free legal aid clinics and appears regularly on a television show to explain matters of legal interest to the public.