Lance Hylton

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Lance Hylton has been a Trustee of the Jamaica College Foundation since its inception and is an Attorney-at-Law with the Kingston law firm Hylton and Hylton.

He is a proud past student of Jamaica College (1972-1980), and while at JC served as captain of both the Table Tennis and School’s Challenge teams and was also a member of the Chess Team, prefect body and various other clubs and organisations. In his final year he was awarded the Ewart Robertson Trophy for being the outstanding all round sixth former. Lance has continued to serve his Alma Mater in various capacities since graduating, notably by offering the school his legal services since being called to the bar in 1987 including acting as legal counsel in the formation of the Foundation. He became a member of the school’s highest governing body, the Board of Management, in 1991/1992 and has served in this capacity since then except for the period 1995-2003 when he lived overseas. He is Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of its Personnel Committee which adjudicates disciplinary complaints against students and teachers.

Lance has had a multi-faceted, multi-jurisdictional 22 year legal career with experience ranging from litigation to commercial law. His practice has focused primarily on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, trusts and estate planning. He is best known for his work in high end acquisitions and mergers, joint ventures, take-over bids, public and private offers and corporate restructuring and has acted as lead attorney in a number of the nation’s major commercial matters.

Mr. Hylton has also served in many public and private leadership roles including as Chairman of the Postal Corporation of Jamaica, Chairman of the Companies Office Advisory Board, Board member of Berger Paints (Jamaica) Limited and was a member of Jamaica’s Industry Advisory Council on International Business Services. While he was a partner at the nation’s largest law firm, Myers Fletcher and Gordon, he held several key positions in the firm including Head of the Commercial Department and member of the governing Executive Committee.

Lance has also been very active in civic and community organisation other than Jamaica College. He served for four years as a member of the Campion College Home School Association’s Executive Committee and as head of its legal committee and has for many years been an active member of the Rotary Club Movement being a distinguished Past President, former Rotarian of the Year and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow awardee.

Mr. Hylton is also well regarded for his academic writings and speaking engagements and his articles have been published in several international publications and continue to be included in the Norman Manley Law School’s curriculum. He has also given lectures on legal matters on three (3) continents including the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, U.K. Channel Islands, the People’s Republic of China and here in Jamaica.

He has recently accepted an invitation to become a Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School as of September 2009.

Lance is married to Attorney at law Judy Hylton and they have three children, Jessica, Konrad and Benjamin.

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