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MJM announces four new hires

New hires at MJM: from left, De Waal Nigrini, Adenike Carmichael, Donna Munoz-Pitcher, Tashae Harvey and Nathan Samuels (Photograph supplied)

The MJM Ltd family is growing.

Earlier this year, the law firm named Jennifer Haworth and Jeremy Leese as directors of the firm. Adenike Carmichael joined the dispute resolution team as client relationship manager. Today the firm announced four more hires, Nathan Samuels, Donna Munoz-Pitcher, Tashae Harvey and De Waal Nigrini to their team.

“We are very excited to have these well-rounded professionals join our firm,” said Jeremy Leese, director and head of the corporate and finance team. “Each of them has so much to offer in terms of bringing new energy and ideas to our practice. We already provide our clients with a full range of legal services, recognised as among the market leaders in Bermuda. With the addition of the skills and expertise brought by our new colleagues, we are taking MJM to the next level, further developing MJM’s culture and ethos as not only a great law firm to instruct, but a great law firm at which to work.”

Bermudian Nathan Samuels is no stranger to the firm. He received a scholarship award from MJM in 2001, continued as a pupil in 2005 and then as an associate in 2006 with the firm’s property, trusts and estates team. In 2012, Mr Samuels left MJM to take on in-house counsel roles with local companies, BCB Paragon Trust Limited and then in 2016 with Colonial Group International Ltd. He has now returned to MJM as a senior associate in the private client team.

Donna Munoz-Pitcher, another addition to the firm’s private client team, has worked in the legal and trust industry for over 26 years, including with MJM’s previously affiliated trust company.

A spokesman at the company said Ms Munoz-Pitcher brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as a paralegal with extensive experience in property transactions, trust administration, probate administration and compliance matters.

“MJM is pleased to welcome both Nathan and Donna back to the firm,” the spokesman said.

Tashae Harvey is a Bermudian who has both local and overseas experience. Having studied in the UK, Ms Harvey worked as a paralegal for two leading law firms there, where she assisted teams of lawyers with transaction management but also managed her own caseload independently. Following relocation back home three years ago, she continued to develop her legal skills whilst working in the Attorney General’s Chambers, assisting Crown counsel on litigation matters and providing mutual legal assistance to overseas jurisdictions.

MJM said she brought enthusiasm and an excellent attitude to her work as a paralegal in the corporate and finance team, and is keen to progress her legal training with the company.

De Waal Nigrini joined the corporate and finance team as a paralegal, having previously worked at a highly regarded corporate law firm in his native South Africa. Mr Nigrini’s experience is in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance and mergers and acquisitions. He also specialises in drafting all manner of corporate and commercial agreements.

“His professionalism and work ethic should stand him in good stead for a long and successful career in the law,” MJM said. “In welcoming this group of dynamic individuals, MJM is looking forward to utilising their legal knowledge and experience to enhance its ability to meet its clients’ needs and as well as expand its services.”