A highly accomplished legal professional skilled at commercial, property and criminal law. Experienced negotiator adept at leading mediation and litigation procedures to ensure fair outcomes. Qualified individual guided by ethical practices to represent vulnerable organisations such as NGO’s by implementing rigorous corporate governance procedures and legal enforcement to secure and recover assets. Hands-on experience in driving business growth through development of streamlined processes, technological innovation and mentoring. Having experience in teaching English to both native speakers and as a foreign language, including curriculum development for native speakers.
Areas of Expertise
♦ Commercial Law
♦ Property Law
♦ Corporate Governance
♦ Public Interest Litigation
♦ Risk Management
♦ Business Development
♦ Staff Training & Mentoring
Boshoff Inc, Somerset West
2020 – Present
Attorney, Notary & Conveyancer
Established client base and marketing strategies to drive development of firm. Attend to all new legal matters. Lead consultations with new clients and draft contracts. Initiate property transactions and ensure transactions are well managed. Draw up various legal instruments including all conveyancing and notarial documentation.
Property Assist (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town
2018 – 2020
Collaborated with members of various risk committees to evaluate necessary documentation, approve viable financial transactions, and resolve issues related to compliance. Led negotiations and mediation processes in legal matters to avoid litigation. Assigned legal cases to internal attorneys and conveyancers. Drafted various documents including SLA’s, joint venture agreements, and sales agreements to ensure full legal compliance in all transactions.
Jan Tromp & Associates Inc., Limpopo
2000 – 2017
Oversaw legal procedures of commercial and property matters. Supervised drafting of shareholder agreements and conducted litigation to remove incompetent members where necessary. Provided legal and risk management consultations to corporate entities. Guided financial activities such as structuring transactions and registering tax for international property investors to ensure full compliance including keeping company secretarial records up to date. Prepared all documentation pertaining to property acquisitions. Mediated in shareholder and business partner disputes to negotiate resolutions and ensure all parties are equally compensated. Gained court interdicts to prevent unfair labour practices towards employees of NGO’s and charities as well as to stop illegal building activities in Limpopo region.
Department of Justice, Cape Town
Provided legal representation in High Court on behalf of minor children throughout divorce or custody proceedings. Prepared case files and led mediation procedures. Resolved legal matters in complex situations involving best interests of minor children.
Department of Justice, Cape Town
Regional Court Prosecutor
Represented the State in numerous trials and criminal proceedings, developed a specialist bail court at Wynberg Magistrate’s Court, prepared case dockets for trial and attended to all the functions of a state prosecutor up to regional court level.
Newton School of English
Taught English to Chinese speaking students in Hong Kong
Frontisterion Tsobani Antypa
Taught English to Greek speaking students in Giannitsa, Greece
Blue Mountain College, Limpopo South Africa
Arranged courses and taught high school curriculum English to native English speakers
University of Cape Town
Certificate in Constitutional Law
Certificate in Property Development and Investment
Admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Admitted as Notary of the High Court of South Africa
Admitted as Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Appointed as Marriage Officer by the Department of Home Affairs
Previously admitted as Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
Certificate to appear in High Court as Attorney