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Alimi Banjoko, Partner

Alimi Banjoko, Partner

Practice Areas

  • Aviation Law
  • Capital Formation Process
  • Commerce and Business
  • Company law

A native of Jamaica, Alimi Banjoko did postgraduate studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), M. Sc. (Part 1), UWI- international relations. He received a M.A. in political science, Brooklyn College, and is a Certified Financial Planner Certificant- College for Financial Planning, Denver, Colorado.

Alimi served as an able-bodied seaman and assistant engineering mechanic in the Jamaican Coast Guard (Reserve) whilst he did his undergraduate degree. After graduating, he concurrently tutored final year students in government and politics at UWI and taught social studies at Trench Town Comprehensive High and subsequently worked as a political officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica.

After migrating to New York, Alimi worked with the John Hancock Companies as an account executive of financial services to physicians and dentists. He subsequently started his own company, PFS Group, Inc. offering financial services to individuals and small businesses-risk management, tax planning and preparation and investment management.

He has worked as a legal assistant to attorneys in New York City and London. Alimi has appeared in numerous cases as a pro se litigant in NY City county courts, administrative agencies, Supreme Court of New York, and in revenue cases on behalf of clients at all levels of the Internal Revenue Service, US Treasury Department.

Alimi produced and hosted the live financial talk show, “It's Your Money”, WWRL-1600 AM in NY City, 1995-1997; served as guest columnist in the Weekly Gleaner, North American Edition; and co-authored the book, “On Educated Investing”. Alimi has appeared on community television shows and has been featured in USA Today. He has over 15 years’ experience in aviation and holds a commercial pilot’s licence with multi-engine and instrument privileges - US Federal Aviation Administration.

Advisory Board Member

Parliamentarian, Utica/Church Avenues Merchants and Business Association

Bar admissions

England and Wales and Jamaica

General Education

B.A. (Hons.) University of the West Indies (UWI)

M.S.c. Part 1-International Relations (UWI)

M.A. Brooklyn College, City University of New York

LL.B. (Hons.) Univs. of London and Wolverhampton

Certified Financial Planner, College for Financial Planning

Law Schools

Post Graduate Diploma, Vocational Training for the Bar, Bpp Law School, London

Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley School, Jamaica

Bar Admissions and Registrations

Barrister (Non-Practising), England and Wales

Attorney at Law, Supreme of Judicature of Jamaica

Foreign Legal Consultant, California, New York and Ontario, Canada

Professional Memberships and Business Associations

Jamaican Bar Association

Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

New York State Bar Association

American Association for Justice; Sections: Aviation, Business Torts, Personal Injury

New York State Trial Lawyers' Association

National Association of Tax Preparers

National Business Aircraft Owners' Association

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Community Involvement

Ist Lieutenant, Falcon Squadron, New York City Group, New England Region, US Air Force (Aux)Civil Air Patrol.

Kingston College Old Boys' Assn.(USA), Inc. -NY Chapter.

 



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