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Louis Meyer

Consultant (Conveyancing)

Phone: 021 918 9000
Email: louis@mindes.co.za

Profile:
Louis is a consultant in the Property Department of the firm and specialises in township and commercial developments which includes the preparation and drafting of complicated sale agreements and servitudes and the obtaining of land use approvals from the Local Authority. With more than 40 years’ experience practicing as an attorney and conveyancer, Louis has covered all aspects of conveyancing, from transfers of residential land, registration of home-loans and covering bonds to sheriff transfers of land sold in execution and transfers from insolvent / deceased estates.
Louis served for 15 years on the Property Law Committee of the now defunct Cape Law Society and played a valuable role in dealing with the Registrar of Deeds in respect of matters affecting conveyancers in general and also with the rates department of the City of Cape Town on ongoing issues involving rates clearances. Although the Property Law Committee has been disbanded, Louis is still approached by the City from time to time on issues affecting the profession.
Through his wealth of experience he has developed exceptional client-care skills together with a strong verbal and written communication skills. He always strives to protect the interests of both the seller and purchaser to ensure a smooth transfer process all the way to finalisation of registration.
Louis spends most of his spare time riding his mountain bike and his holiday destinations are usually game reserves in South Africa or neighbouring countries. He is also a keen photographer.

Principal Services:
Bond registrations and cancellations
Property transfers
Sectional titles
Servitudes

Qualifications:
B.Juris LLB

Admission:
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa

Membership:
Toastmasters

Community involvement:
Trustee (Home Owners Association)

Marais Hoon (BW)

Marais Hoon

Consultant (Conveyancing)

Phone: 021 918 9000
Email: marais@mindes.co.za

Profile:
Marais has been a consultant in the Conveyancing Department of Minde Schapiro & Smith since 2016. After 17 years of specialising in property transfers and bond registrations and serving on the panels of various financial institutions, he has gained a wealth of knowledge in these fields of expertise. Committed to delivering service excellence, he upholds strong ethical standards.
Marais obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in 1992 and 1994 respectively. In 1995 he was appointed as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at Kessler De Jager Inc, where he remained as a Professional Assistant upon being admitted as an Attorney in 1997, mainly dealing in Criminal law, Civil litigation, Estates, Road Accident Fund claims and Conveyancing.
In 1998 he was a founding partner at the firm Kemp, Hoon and Fourie Attorneys, where he started and headed up the conveyancing leg of the practice, after being admitted as a conveyancer.
In 2005 he established Marais Hoon Attorneys, with its focus being primarily on conveyancing, Road Accident Fund claims and Estates.
Marais also enjoys the outdoors. In his spare time he partakes in many activities which include boating and trail running.

Principal Services:
Bond registrations and cancellations
Property valuations
Sectional titles
Servitudes

Qualifications:
BA LLB

Admission:
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa

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Marianne Olivier

Consultant (Conveyancing)

Profile:

Marianne completed her BCom Law and LLB degrees at the University of Stellenbosch in 1998 and 2000 respectively. She studied further and attained an LLM in Corporate Law at the University of Pretoria in 2005. Marianne qualified as a Conveyancer in 2004 and was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2006.

Marianne joined the Mindes team as a consultant in 2015. She also has her own offices in Pretoria where she specialises in sectional title developments.