Intellectual Property

Our firm has the requisite expertise to navigate the intricate aspects of Intellectual Property right protection in Nigeria. We are the market leader in anti piracy initiatives, and we represent some of the world’s leading names and owners of intellectual property in software, media and the entertainment industry.

We proffer expertise and experience in Trademark, Patent and Design registration, brand protection and enforcement. Our anti-counterfeiting practice involves conducting investigations and working with the relevant agencies of government to prosecute offenders and remove the offending products from the market.

Real Property

Recognizing that real estate issues often require local resources and expertise in many other areas of the law, we build cross-disciplinary teams according to clients’ needs.  We offer an all-inclusive real property service in Nigeria. Our expertise covers a broad range of services, particularly in the following respects:

  • Advice on investments and acquisitions
  • Real property management
  • Financing
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Property claims
  • The acquisition of property – land, buildings and other real property assets
  • The formation of real property investment trusts, funds, joint ventures, partnerships and other equity arrangements
  • The construction and development of real property
  • Sale/leaseback and other forms of financing

Dispute Resolution

In advising our clients, we are attentive to the likelihood of disputes and often overlooked happenings that may arise during transactions with third parties. We have a highly skilled and experienced litigation and dispute resolution team providing first class advocacy and dispute resolution skills. We realize that it is in the best interest of our clients to have their disputes settled amicably and pursue this line as a first course of action, and timeously.

Our aim is to work to help our clients resolve disputes efficiently and effectively. We have the expertise and skills to protect our clients’ interests in Nigeria.

Our work covers:

  • Advice on contentious issues
  • Anticipating and preventing disputes
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Alternative dispute resolution/Mediation

We have the widespread know-how in managing intricate disputes involving multiple claims and parties. We handle a wide range of commercial disputes in Family Law, Debt Recovery, Real Property and Intellectual Property sectors.

Family Law

We recognize the need to deal with a whole range of different family disputes in a constructive, pragmatic and sensitive way and our team of exceptional lawyers will work alongside you to achieve this.

Our difference is the technical ability and determination we harness coupled with the attentive, personal service we give to each of our clients.

We aim to minimize any conflict and provide practical and pragmatic solutions so that clients may feel confident about their options.

We advise clients in all areas of family law including:

  • Divorce
  • Judicial Separation
  • Cohabitation
  • Financial issues on divorce or separation
  • Enforcement
  • Divorce & Legal Separation
  • Custody and visitation
  • Child and Spousal Maintenance
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Annulments
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship

With respect to Estate Planning we act for private individuals and families whose personal and business activities require careful co-ordination. This involves advising clients in Nigeria as well as those based overseas, on a wide range of matters including:

  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Intestacy
  • Trust management
  • Family settlements

Corporate Law

Hightower Solicitors and Advocates, offers a wide range of corporate and commercial law services, including due diligence and company secretarial services.  The firm also has an impressive advisory portfolio traversing such diverse issues as corporate structure, corporate contracts, corporate governance, regulation of corporations, the organization and mode of subscription of capital, transferability of shares, composition of the board and management, labour, compensation, staff welfare and pension issues and finance. The Firm also has substantial expertise and experience in providing advice to clients on regulatory compliance. We advise local and foreign clients engaged in international transactions who conduct business in Nigeria, either directly or through subsidiaries, on the complexities of Nigerian law.

Immigration Law

We are one of the Nigeria’s premier law firms in the areas of immigration and international law. Our niche focus on these fields set us leagues apart from competitors. Our proven track record of success has launched our firm’s well-respected reputation nationwide.

We are particularly experienced in handling various business-immigration related matters dealing with business formation and obtaining of visas or legal permanent residence (green card) for investors, multinational company transferees, employees of religious and corporate organizations. Our lawyers carefully analyse your immigration needs, advise and assist you in navigating the web of the U.S and Nigerian Immigration and Nationality Laws, taking into consideration your short and long term objectives.

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

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