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Cobus Boshoff

(B. Proc)
Pretoria
Johannesburg
Cape Town
Nelspruit

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Natasha Nortje Smalman

(LLB)
Pretoria
Johannesburg
Cape Town

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Joyce Bezuidenhout

(B.Proc)
Pretoria
Johannesburg
Cape Town

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Kim Lovegrove

(LLB)
Pretoria
Johannesburg
Cape Town

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Willem Jacobus Theunissen

(BComm)(LLB)
Cape Town

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Sivuyile Maqungo

(BA)(LLB)(LLM)
Pretoria

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Shenaaz Ebrahim-Essop

(LLB)
Pretoria

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Rene Sunkel

(BPROC)
Nelspruit

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Heinrich Theunissen

Cape Town

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Imie Theunissen

(LLB)
Cape Town

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Jan Tromp

(BA LLB)
Cape Town

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Mar-Doreth Grobler

Pretoria

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Bosman Strachan

Pretoria

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Tarien Verster

Johannesburg

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Kristin Pillay

Pretoria

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Delaney Janse van Rensburg

(LLB)(LLM)
Pretoria

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Mariska Kuit

Pretoria, Centurion

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Michiel Erasmus

Johannesburg

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Adriaan Reyneke

Pretoria

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Marli Theunissen

Cape Town

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Madeleine Schubert

(BPROC (cum laude), HdipTax, MCOM)
Pretoria, Sandton, Cape Town

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Wills, Estates and Trusts

Ricky Opperman-Knipe

Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town

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Irene du Plessis


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Marietjie Olivier

Esmarie van der Sandt

Liezl Whitehead

Gakeema Alie

Christiné Vermaak

Xandre Le Sueur

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JF Davel (B.Iuris) (LLB)
IM du Plessis (BLC) (LLB)

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Tinus Maree (B.Iuris) (BLC) (LLB)
Peter Papadopulo
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COBUS BOSHOFF (B PROC)

Director

  Cobus Boshoff graduated in 1996 (B.Proc) at the University of Pretoria (TUKS) and has been a practicing Attorney and Conveyancer since 1997.

Cobus Specialises in Property Law, Conveyancing, Property Developments, Commercial and General Litigation.

Cobus is well known amongst various Bond Originating Companies, Banks and Estate Agencies in and around South Africa for his high level of service and professionalisim.

Cobus is also involved in a number HOA and Body Corporates in and around Gauteng and believes in building personal relationships with our business partners and strives for client satisfaction.

NATASHA NORTJE SMALMAN (LLB)

Director

  Natasha matriculated at Oranje Meisieskool Bloemfontein in 2002 and graduated in 2006 (LLB) at the University of Pretoria (TUKS).

Natasha was admitted as an Attorney and received her right of appearance in the High Court in 2008 after having completed her articles at Weavind & Weavind Attorneys in Pretoria.

Natasha joined Boshoff Inc Attorneys in 2013 after having had her own practice for four and a half years and specializes in Family Law, Divorces, Financial Debt Collections, Rental agreements, Contracts and High Court Litigation.

Natasha focuses on all Litigation matters in the Office and has been awarded many Legal Tenders to big Corporates in and around South Africa due to her no nonsense approach.

JOYCE BEZUIDENHOUT (B PROC)

Director

  Joyce Bezuidenhout graduated in 2003 (B.Proc) at Unisa and was admitted as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary in 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively after taking some time off to start a family.

Joyce Bezuidenhout joined Boshoff Inc Attorneys in 2009 and was made a Director in 2010.

Joyce specializes in Conveyancing and is a specialist in Real Estate and Property Developments.

Joyce has successfully completed several Property Developments, Township Registers in and around South Africa, which includes but is not limited to Sectional Title Developments, Full Title Developments and Commercial Developments.

Joyce focuses and overseas quality control on all the banks mortgage bond registration panels with her quality control Manager and the rest of her team, who are all senior ladies with more than thirty five years experience between them.

KIM LOVEGROVE (LLB)

Director

  Kim matriculated at Pretoria High School for Girls in 1996 and Obtained her (LLB) in 2006 at the University of Pretoria (Tuks).

Kim served as a Judges Clerk in the High Court of Pretoria for Justice Patel, Justice Moseneke (Now Constitutional Court Judge) and Justice Webster for eight months and gained valuable insight into Civil and Criminal matters before completing her Articles at Van Huysteen & Botha Attorneys in Pretoria.

Kim has her right appearance in the High Court of Pretoria as well as the Western Cape after having being admitted as an Attorney on the Cape Roll in 2016.

Kim specializes in Corporate Marketing, Real Estate Law, Conveyancing, Property Developments,Commercial Law, Litigation, High Commission and Embassy work in South Africa.

Kim is also currently the Chair Lady of the Old Girls Association for Pretoria High School for Girls and has a vast database of ladies belonging to this Alumni across the South Africa and abroad.

WILLEM JACOBUS THEUNISSEN ( BCOM LLB)

Director

  Willem completed his B Comm LLB degrees at Stellenbosch University and after a career of 17 years at a large law firm, Ross & Jacobsz in Gauteng, the last few years as Managing partner; he left the firm with Tinus Maree to establish a boutique law firm in 1997. (MAREE THEUNISSEN ATTORNEYS)

Willem specializes in property and financial law and has over 30 years’ experience in the conveyancing field, working daily with commercial developers, banks and estate agents.

He attended to the opening of many Sectional title registers as well as township registers, and also to all the conveyancing work following the openings of these registers.

He has done various Deeds Office searches relating to developments and has written many Deeds Office reports as a result.

He also did Deed Office searches for many clients relating to Land claims and issued various Conveyancer certificates in this regard.

He was admitted as a Conveyancer in 1984 and as a Notary Public in 1985 and has vast experience in these fields.

He acted as conveyancer for the following banks:

• ABSA BANK
• FIRST NATIONAL BANK
• IMPERIAL BANK
• STANDARD BANK
• INVESTEC BANK

He also acted as conveyancer for clients such as the Small Business Development Corporation, Neo Trend Group, IST Holdings, Circlevest Group, Belle Isle Development and many others.

He further acted as correspondent for many firms of Attorneys in all the provinces in South Africa, lodging transfers and bonds, and attending to various Deed Office searches for the correspondents.

Willem will be permanently based in the Cape Town Office with his team.

Sivuyile Maqungo

Sivu is a former South African Diplomat with International Law expertise and has extensive experience in African issues both economically and politically. He holds a masters degree in International Law from the University of Pretoria. Sivu has substantive knowledge of International Trade law, Oceans and Law of the Sea, International Humanitarian Law, Climate Change and International Criminal Law. Sivu was a member of the drafting committee for the International Criminal Court Statute in 1998. Sivu, was a facilitator for the review conference of the International Criminal Court, (2006-2009), chairman of G77 and China and its lead representatives on Oceans and Law of the Sea (2005-2006), Deputy Permanent Representative of the South African Mission to the UN (2005-2007), Legal adviser to the South African Mission to the United Nations and represented South Africa in the Security Council in (2007-2008), legal and strategic adviser to the Climate Change-COP 17 President 2011, Chief Director: East Africa Desk of the South African Department of International Relations (2010-to May 2013.

Shenaaz Ebrahim-Essop

Shenaaz completed her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2014 and was admitted as an Attorney in 2015. Shenaaz specializes in property law and is head of the Bond Department for Boshoff Inc. Shenaaz together with her team and quality control manager ensure that the Mortgage Bonds received from the various Banks are registered in the Deeds Office within a quick turnaround time and weekly reports are sent out to the various Banks as well as Mortgage Originators.

RENÉ SUNKEL ( BPROC)

Director

  René Sunkel graduated in 1994 (BProc) at the University of South Africa and was employed as a Human Resources Manager, while completing her studies. She was admitted as an Attorney in 2001 and has been practising since, specializing in debt collection.

For the past 13 years, she has been the Legal Head of Collections of one of the largest debt collection companies in South Africa, before she partnered up with Cobus Boshoff and opened her own firm in Nelspruit. René is a specialist in her field and is also on the Board of ADRA, who has been on the foreground during the last couple of turbulent years in the debt collecting industry.

René believes in building personal relationships and strives for client satisfaction, while still balancing the rights of consumers

Heinrich Theunissen

Heinrich graduated from Stellenbosch University with an LL.B. in March 2015, whereafter he attend and completed the full time School for Legal Practice course at UCT. In July 2015, Heinrich started his position as a Candidate Attorney at Smuts & Co Attorneys in Durbanville. Heinrich completed his articles and was admired as an Attorney of the High Court in August 2016 He was retained by Smuts & Co Attorneys as an associate, working on and assisting in the managing of major township developments and low cost housing projects in the Cape Town area. Heinrich was admired as a Conveyancer in May of 2019. In May of 2020, Heinrich joined the Boshoff family at their Cape Town branch, managing their transfers department. Heinrich specialises in Property Law, Law of Trusts and General Conveyancing and has great interests in Commercial & Company Law, as well as Law of Contracts.

Imie Theunissen

Inge-Marie completed her Bproc LLB in 1982 and was admired as an Attorney in 1983, Conveyancer in 1984 and a Notary in 1985. Inge Marie is currently based in Cape Town where she attends to the drawing and signing of various conveyancing documents, she attends to various consultations, and preps all Deeds in the Deeds Office for successful execution. Inge-Marie has years of experience when it comes to the Deeds Office and has built strong professional friendships within the Deeds Office

JAN TROMP (BA LLB)

Jan obtained his BA LLB degree at UCT and is an admitted attorney, notary & conveyancer.

He attended Hottentots Holland High School. He lives in the Helderberg which he loves and is married with two sons. He enjoys nature and is involved in conservation and initiatives to support the homeless.

Jan is able to assist with all personal, family, employment & property legal requirements, especially as linked to the Boshoff Cape Town Office situated near the Deeds Office. He also attends to all business and commercial matters as well as courts and dispute resolution.

 Contact Jan on 083 307 1333 / 010 900 3325

[email protected]

Suite 509, Valderrama,Somerset Links Office Park, De Beers Avenue, Somerset West, 7129

He will also gladly consult online or visit you

 

Mar-Doreth Grobler

Mar-Doreth Grobler completed her B.comm Law degree in 2012 and her LL.B degree in 2014 at the North West University. She was also a member of the Golden Key Honours Society. She has been practicing as an attorney of the High Court since January 2017 and is a specialist in Third Party Claims against the Road Accident Fund and Medical Negligence claims. She is known to settle her claims against the Road Accident Fund within two to four years since time of accident. Mar-Doreth has an absolute passion for her clients and bettering their lives after experiencing a traumatic event such as a collision and / or potential medical negligence.

Bosman Strachan

Bosman Strachan completed his LLB degree in 2015 at the University of Pretoria. Bosman joined Boshoff Inc in 2016 as a candidate attorney and completed his articles at the firm in 2018. He was admitted as an Attorney and received his right of appearance in the High Court in 2018. Bosman focuses on Magistrates Court Litigation, Debt Collections, Rental Agreements and Commercial Litigation. 

Tarien Verster

Tarien Verster obtained her (BA) (LLB) in 2007 at the University of Stellenbosch and was admitted as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary in 2010, 2012 and 2019 respectively. Tarien joined Boshoff Inc. in 2020 and practises in the firm’s Sandton branch, she specializes in all aspects of conveyancing and property law.

Kristin Pillay

Kristin Pillay matriculated at Hoerskool Uitsig, Centurion in 2013 and graduated with a Bcom(Law) and LLB at the University of Pretoria(TUKS), these degrees were formally conferred on her in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Kristin was admitted as an Attorney in 2020 after having successfully completed her Practical Vocational Training at Boshoff Inc. She is currently an Attorney in the Bonds Department at Boshoff Inc, working closely under Shenaaz EbrahimEssop. Kristin together with Shenaaz and their team ensure that the Mortgage Bonds received from the various Banks are registered in the Deeds Office within a quick turnaround time and weekly reports are sent out to the various Banks as well as Mortgage Originators and Agents.

DELANEY JANSE VAN RENSBURG (LLB) (LLM)

Attorney

Delaney completed her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2014. She was on the Dean’s merit list for all four consecutive years and is a member of the Golden Key Honours Society.

In 2015 she completed her Masters in Procedural Law at the University of Pretoria. Delaney was admitted as an Attorney and received her right of appearance in the High Court in 2016 after having completed her articles at a Boutique law firm in Pretoria.

She was admitted as a Notary Public and Conveyancer in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Delaney joined Boshoff Incorporated in 2019 to provide assistance in our Transfer department and also attends to various notarial services.

Mariska Kuit

Mariska matriculated at Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria in 2011. Mariska graduated in 2014 (B.A LAW), 2018 (LLB) at the North West University at Potchefstroom Campus. Mariska is an Attorney in the conveyancing, Trust and Litigation departments. She holds a Honours Degree in Political Science from the North West University. Mariska joined Boshoff Incorporated Attorneys in 2018 as a Candidate Attorney and was admitted as an Attorney in 2020.

Michiel Erasmus

Michiel matriculated from Cornwall Hill College in 2012. Michiel completed his BA(Law) in 2015 and his LLB in 2017, both from the University of Pretoria. Michiel was a legal intern at Discovery Life and Discovery Insure during 2018 and joined Boshoff Inc as an article clerk in 2019. He is an Attorney in the Insurance and Corporate department at our Sandton office.

Adriaan Reyneke

Adriaan matriculated from the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria, in 2007. Adriaan graduated in 2017 (BCom Law) and 2018(LLB) at the University of Pretoria (TUKS). He joined Boshoff Inc in 2018. He was admitted as an Attorney in 2020 and is an Attorney in the Litigation Department.

Marli Theunissen

Attorney

Marli obtained her LL.B degree at Stellenbosch University in 2014. Marli served her Articles of Clerkship at Gideon Pretorius Inc. during 2015 and 2016 and in December 2016 Marli was admitted as an attorney and obtained her certificate for right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.

During July 2017, Marli joined Le Roux Attorneys Inc. where she gained substantial and broad-ranging experience in various aspects of evictions and immigration related matters. In January 2021, Marli joined the Cape Town branch of Boshoff Inc.

Marli specialises in the following fields:

  • Litigating in the High Court and Magistrate’s Court
  • Legal issues arising from the implementation of the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002.

Her practice areas include, among others, rent recovery, residential/commercial evictions, correspondent work, overstay/prohibited appeals, VFS appeals, authorisation applications and visa processing.

Madeleine Schubert

Madeleine has gained in-depth knowledge over the last 25 years working for several international auditing firms such as Deloitte, Ernest Young, KPMG, as well as Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys, Citadel Investment Services (Pty) and Sentinel International Advisory Services. Madeleine also has lecturing experience teaching Tax to final year CA students.

Her expertise includes international and domestic tax law; corporate law; trust and estate law, being a well-known fiduciary expert; finance; strategy; philanthropy and policies for corporates; shareholders and individuals; structures for corporate, families and estate planning (local and cross boarder multi jurisdiction). Professional qualifications, BProc (cum laude), HdipTax, MCom, Qualified Attorney, designation TEP and Qualified Transformational Business Coach. 

Ricky Opperman-Knipe

Ricky OppermanKnipe graduated with an advanced diploma in Estate and Trust administration through the Institute of Bankers in 1997. Ricky is a member of the Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) and has worked in various Trust Companies specializing in Estate Administration.

Irene du Plessis (BLC LLB)

Attorney

Irene du Plessis graduated in 1991 (BLC LLB) at University Pretoria and is an admitted Attorney and Conveyancer, with certificate in Advanced Trusts Law. She is a member of FISA (Fiduciary Institute of SA) and a registered Fiduciary Practitioner of South Africa®.

Irene specialise in Fiduciary matters. Her focus is on Administration of Deceased Estates, Estate Planning, Drafting of Wills, Independent Trusteeship and Trust Administration. She has gained a wealth of experience over the past 21 years in the above. She was employed as Chief Operational Officer of the Sentinel International Group, also having served as a Director of the Group, she is experienced in the day to day management of staff, implementation and maintenance of systems and processes for all fiduciary matters on a national basis.

Irene heads up the Fiduciary Department at Boshoff Inc.