Our People

Glenn D. Godfrey, S.C. - Attorney-at-LawGlenn D. Godfrey, S.C. - Founder

Education:

  • Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, L.A., U.S.A. (Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, 1971)
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, C.A., U.S.A. (Master of Arts, English Literature, 1973)
  • University of the West indies, Cave Hill, Barbados (Bachelor of Law 1977)
  • Norman Manley School of Law, Mona, Jamaica (Certificate of Legal Education, 1979)

Experience:

  • Lecturer, English, Writer-In-Residence, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans 1973-1975
  • Parliamentary Member, National Assembly of Belize, 1989-1993
  • Attorney General and Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Belize 1993
  • Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of Belize, 1990
  • Vice President, Belize Offshore Practitioners Association, 1996
  • Honorary Consul of Finland

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Banking Finance
  • Insurance Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Debt Collection
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Gaming and Wagering
  • International Business Transactions

 

William A. Lindo, LLB (Hons), PgDip Legal Practice William A. Lindo, LLB (Hons), PgDip Legal Practice


Education

  • BPP University, London, United Kingdom (Bachelor of Laws, 2016)
  • BPP University, London, United Kingdom (Post-Graduate Diploma Legal Practice, 2016)

Experience:

William practises in commercial litigation, civil fraud, company law, banking and financial services, land disputes, public and administrative law and insolvency. He also has experience in probate matters and commercial contracts.

William is the lead counsel representing a host of clients in the unprecedented liquidation of Choice Bank Limited. Much of his work involves complex high value cross-border disputes seeking pre-emptive remedies such as Norwich Pharmacal orders and world-wide freezing orders.

Prior to joining the law firm of Glenn D. Godfrey & Co LLP in 2016, William worked as a paralegal/trainee at a boutique law firm for upwards of six years where he amassed significant experience in litigation before the Courts of Belize including the Magistrate’s Court, Supreme Court of Belize, the Court of Appeal of Belize and various public service Tribunals.

William read law at BPP University in London, England where he graduated with an upper-second class degree and completed his Legal Practice Course with commendation in 2016.

Practice Areas:

  • Banking
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Corporate
  • Debt Collection
  • Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar Crime
  • Public and Administrative Law
  • Probate
  • Private International Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Law

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Belize
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

 

Marissa Longsworth, LL.B, LLM, CLEMarissa Longsworth, LL.B, LLM, CLE

Experience:

Miss Longsworth brings with her a wealth of expertise in general law (including defamation, corporate and commercial law) but, most particularly, in intellectual property, trademarks and patents law. Prior to joining the group, she held the post of Manager of the Copyright & Related Rights Directorate at the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) where she contributed to the successful passage through Parliament of amendments to Jamaica’s Copyright Act completed in July 2015. She is also on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s list of consultants, having been commissioned to assist Trinidad and Tobago’s IP Office in formulating the structure for a new copyright division. She holds an LL.M in Internet Law and Policy with merit from the University of Strathclyde based in Glasgow, Scotland. Miss Longsworth was called to the Jamaica Bar in 2012. She is Jamaican by birth and a naturalized Belizean citizen.

 

Kara Nisbet, Esq., LL.M.Kara Nisbet, Esq., LL.M.

Education:

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA (Bachelor of Arts in International Studies 2011)
  • University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK (Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 2014)
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (Master of Laws with concentration in Banking and Finance Law 2015)

Experience:

  • Associate - Youngs Law Firm

Qualifications:

  • Admission to the New York State Bar (2017)

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Gaming
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Probate and Estates