Who we are


The mission is simple: to deliver professional attorney and related services of outstanding quality according to each client’s needs.

Experience and Services

Rauch Gertenbach offers its clients specialist services covering a wide spectrum of the Law and subsequent market demand resulted in fully fledged attorney offices having been established in Mossel Bay and George, including Fiduciary Services and Estate Administration. Our services are however not limited to our immediate surroundings as we associate ourselves with other highly qualified legal professionals and service providers to ensure our ability to assist and serve clients across the country.


Services

ATTORNEY SERVICES

  • Conveyancing: Transfers, Bond registrations, Contracts

  • Third Party Liability claims, including Road Accident Fund claims

  • General Litigation, Divorce actions, Pre-nuptial agreements

  • Commercial, Contracts and Labour Law

  • Criminal Litigation

  • Business Advice & -Coaching

Fiduciary Services

  • Estate Planning, Estate Administration and the drafting of Wills

  • Liquidations, Insolvencies and Business Rescue

  • Trusts: Drafting, Establishment and Administration of Trusts


Directors

D Acker (Danie)  B.Proc / CFP / Dip Insolvency / Dip Business Rescue  Area of specialisation: Estates / Liquidations / Insolvencies / Trusts / Estate Planning / Wills / Corporate- and Company Law / Business Rescue

D Acker (Danie)

B.Proc / CFP / Dip Insolvency / Dip Business Rescue

Area of specialisation: Estates / Liquidations / Insolvencies / Trusts / Estate Planning / Wills / Corporate- and Company Law / Business Rescue

JC Fourie (Jaco)  B.Iuris LLB  Area of specialisation: Conveyancing / Notary / Commercial / Labour Law

JC Fourie (Jaco)

B.Iuris LLB

Area of specialisation: Conveyancing / Notary / Commercial / Labour Law

BJ Kruger (Barend)  B.Iuris / Dip Legum / LLB / (final year LLM Family Law)  Area of specialisation: Third Party and Legal Liability claims / Civil Litigation / Estates / Wills / Family Law and Divorce actions

BJ Kruger (Barend)

B.Iuris / Dip Legum / LLB / (final year LLM Family Law)

Area of specialisation: Third Party and Legal Liability claims / Civil Litigation / Estates / Wills / Family Law and Divorce actions

V Steyn (Van Niekerk)  LLB  Area of specialisation: Civil Litigation / Divorce actions / Collections

V Steyn (Van Niekerk)

LLB

Area of specialisation: Civil Litigation / Divorce actions / Collections


Other Professionals

M Landman (Maryke)

B.Iuris LLB

Area of specialisation: Conveyancing / Notary / Insolvencies / Wills / Estates

F Scheepers (Ferdi)

B.Proc

Area of specialisation: Criminal Litigation

P Delport (Paul)

BA Law / LLB

Area of specialisation: Conveyancing

B Piek (Basson)

MBA / Cert Industrial Relations

Area of specialisation: Business Coaching and –analysis / Business Rescue / Business Management and –administration / Due Diligence / Labour Relations / Business Restructuring


Associates

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J Kruger (Janel)

Janél matriculated in 1990 at the Afrikaans High School, Kroonstad. She studied at Kroonstad Technical College and obtained an N6 certificate in 1992. She started working at Grimbeek, Hart and Van Rooyen Attorneys in Kroonstad in 1993 as legal secretary and from 1999 - 2006 at De Hart, Kruger, Basson & Schoeman Attorneys.

In 2011 she started working at Rauch Gertenbach Inc. as an estate administrator. Janél obtained an LL.B degree and a diploma in estate administration in 2014, both through UNISA.

Currently she is in the process of completing an LL.M qualification in family law at UNISA. She is passionate about her profession and grateful for the opportunity offered by her specific field of specialization, estate administration, to assist clients who are saddened by the loss of a relative or friend and to ensure that the estate administration process is completed as soon as possible and with the necessary sympathy and understanding.

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KA Fourie-Barnard (Kelly)

“Kelly Fourie-Barnard is an admitted attorney who obtained her LLB degree and Certificate in Estate Administration from the University of South Africa. With a holistic approach towards and expertise in estate planning, wills, trusts, deceased estate administration and contracts, she constantly strives to offer her clients the best possible solutions to their fiduciary and legal needs.”

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PJ Van der Merwe (Pieter)

Pieter obtained his LLB degree in 2001 at the University of Pretoria. He was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2003.

Pieter did his articles in Pretoria where he gained valuable experience in conveyancing, property law, high court and magistrate court litigation and road accident fund claims. Since he was admitted, Pieter has acted as Head of Legal compliance in a Legal Insurance company and has also acted for various big financial institutions. Due to Pieter’s litigation experience, he has represented a wide variety of clients, from political figures to big corporate entities. Pieter has been representing his clients in various forums, including the CCMA, Labour Court, Press Ombudsman, FIC and the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Pieter practised as a civil litigation attorney in Pretoria until August 2018 when he joined Rauch Gertenbach in George.

He is an Associate and is specializing in civil litigation and commercial work. He has a keen interest in labour law and believes in providing clients with the best advice at all times, without any fear or favour. Pieter services his clients all over South Africa, which ranges from Limpopo to the Western Cape.


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