Norman Klein is a partner and Group Head of the Property department in the Cayman Islands. His practice includes property development, commercial acquisitions and dispositions, financing transactions and commercial and retail leasing. He has particular expertise in the areas of hotel, condominium and commercial development, financing and restructuring for local and international clientele. He has also advised developers (and prepared agreements) with respect to significant infrastructure projects and Crown leases.
Notably, Norman acted on behalf of the owner and developer of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Resort from conception to completion. He also acts for the owner and developer of Camana Bay.
In 2019, Chambers & Partners ranked Norman as a Band 1 lawyer in their Global Guide, describing him as “a leading light in the field of real estate”. The Legal 500 2019 rankings identify him as a ‘leading individual’ and in the rankings by Legal 500 Caribbean 2012 for real estate, Norman was described as being “knowledgeable and accessible” and having “particular experience in the areas of hotel, condominium and commercial development.” In 2010, he was invited to join the Editorial Board for the Handbook commencing with the 2011/2012 edition.
Norman sat on the sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission which reviewed the Strata Titles Registration Law between 2009 and 2011. Norman is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Norman was called to the Ontario, Canada Bar in 1992 (now non-practising) and practiced law in Toronto prior to becoming an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 1994. He joined the Group in 2001, after practicing for seven years with another Cayman Islands firm.
Norman is a notary public in the Cayman Islands.
University of Ottawa (Canada)
University of Waterloo (Canada)
“[Norman] is knowledgeable and accessible.”