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KEBD delivers a dedicated suite of high-quality services to satisfy all our clients’ needs for legal and corporate/commercial services. We are focused on understanding our clients and their requirements, so that they can effectively conduct their business. Our resources and expertise provide our clients with a spectrum of services relevant to their businesses. This philosophy has resulted in establishing longstanding business relationships with valued clients, both locally and internationally. We are passionate about continued learning, skills development and staff training and to assimilate a corporate culture of lawyers within the modern South African landscape.

Directors

Steven Klagsbrun (Chairman)

Steven Klagsbrun is a Senior Director and Chairman of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in 1967 and has been in practice for 53 years. He has had experience in litigation, both civil and criminal, for 20 years (own appearances in Magistrate, Regional, Civil and Criminal Courts), trials and motions (including opposed). He has been actively involved as a conveyancer for more than 50 years, pioneered sectional title in Pretoria, and share block schemes country wide, which involved extensive contractual, commercial and corporate experience, including trusts, estate planning, wills and tax (resulting in migration to the corporate (commercial) contractual specialities in diverse guises). He has developed a loyal following of clients over more than 40 years, second generation and third generation, who have remained committed to KEBD. He served as Chairman of disciplinary committees of the Law Society for some 20 years, and on assessment committees.

Areas of expertise

Commercial, contractual, corporate, including related property work. Commercial disputes – contractual and corporate – precursor to litigation and arbitration. Acts as an arbitrator in commercial disputes (on Law Society panel).

Qualifications

BA Law (Rhodes University)

AAC (University of South Africa)

Admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer in South Africa

Alan Edelstein (Managing Director)

Alan is the Managing Director of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney and notary in 1982 and has been in practice for 38 years. He has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa and Namibia.  Alan’s expertise is in commercial law, including advising on mergers and acquisitions, tax law (is a registered tax practitioner), assists in negotiation, formulation and drafting of corporate agreements.  He is an expert in estate planning, which includes drafting of wills and creation of trusts, and reducing estate duty. He has vast experience in general and commercial litigation and in particular arbitration matters.

Areas of expertise

Commercial, contract, estate and tax law.  

Qualifications

BProc (University of South Africa)

Registered tax practitioner (PR-0103955)

Admitted attorney and notary in South Africa

Admitted attorney in Namibia

Don Bosman (Senior Director)

Don Bosman is a Senior Director and Deputy Chairman of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney in 1982 and has been in practice for 38 years. He has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. Don is well known for his expertise in corporate and commercial law, focusing on transaction planning and corporate restructuring (mergers, acquisitions and listings), the negotiation, formulation and drafting of commercial agreements and ensuring transaction compliance within regulatory frameworks. Over the years Don has advised on administrative law aspects associated with the Companies Act, JSE Securities Exchange Listing Requirements, Competition legislation, B-BBEE legislation and cross-border regulatory requirements, in sectors such as construction, agriculture and transportation. He also advises on the drafting of corporate loan funding structures, inclusive of associated security structures. Don has extensive experience in associated commercial litigation matters, such as shareholder and director disputes, inclusive of inter-company disputes.

Areas of expertise

Corporate and commercial agreements, inclusive of company group restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and securities exchange listings. Competition law. B-BBEE Legislation (Sector Codes). Property, environmental and mining agreements. Administrative law (public and private entities). Estate planning advice, including family holding companies, Trusts and Wills. Disputes relating to the above.

Qualifications

BProc (University of South Africa)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Gordon Leith (Senior Director)

Gordon Leith is a Senior Director of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1980 and has been in practice for 40 years. He has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.

Areas of expertise

Property law, including preparation of property sale agreements. Conveyancing (including transfers, bonds, township and Sectional Title developments) and Deeds Office practice.

Qualifications

BCom Law (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Admitted attorney and conveyancer in South Africa

Jean du Plessis (Senior Director)

Jean du Plessis is a Senior Director of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney in 2002 and has been in practice for 18 years. He has been actively involved in, amongst others, the forestry, sawmilling, agriculture, insurance and transport industries for the last 18 years. He has developed a loyal following of clients who have remained committed to KEBD in its various forms over the years. He has experience in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation.

Areas of expertise

Civil and commercial litigation. Insurance, commercial and contract law. Contractual disputes, commercial due diligence investigations, and legal and quantum assessment of product liability claims. Specialist insight and experience in respect of the forestry industry (inclusive of commercial contract negotiation and drafting, and due diligence investigations). Civil ligation flowing from, amongst others, veld and forest fires.

Qualifications

BProc (University of South Africa)

LLB (University of South Africa)

Certificate in Medicine and Law (University of South Africa)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Pieter Fouche (Director)

Pieter Fouche is a Director of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney in 2004 and has been in practice for 16 years. He has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.

Areas of expertise

Contract, credit, consumer, construction, insolvency and corporate law. Specialist in commercial dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Qualifications

BCom Law (University of the North West)

LLB (University of the North West)

Diploma in Advanced Labour Law (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Patricia Morgan (Director)

Patricia Morgan joined KEBD in 2005 and become a Director of KEBD in 2010. She was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in 2004 and has been in practice for 16 years. She is experienced in Deeds Office practice and has been a member of the Property Committee of the Pretoria Attorneys Association since 2007.

Areas of expertise

Specialist in property law related matters inclusive of the preparation and registration of residential and commercial bonds, residential transfers. Advises on Sectional Title schemes. Prepares and notarizes ante-nuptial contracts, notarial servitudes, notarial bonds and notarial cession of real rights. Oversees the bond cancellation department and acts as the local correspondent for numerous other law firms.

Qualifications

LLB (University of Pretoria)

Admitted as attorney, notary and conveyancer in South Africa

Malandi Pieterse (Director)

Malandi Pieterse is a Director of KEBD. She was admitted as an attorney in 2007 and has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. She has experience in a variety of civil, commercial and general litigation, Insurance law, as well as commercial due diligence investigations. She specialises in civil litigation with a focus on liability and delictual claim related matters. Her more than 13 years post-qualification experience has given her expert insight in respect of civil, insurance and general litigation, and more specifically litigation flowing from, amongst others, veld and forest fires, as well as motor vehicle collisions.

Areas of expertise

Magistrate and High Court procedure. General, civil and commercial litigation. Due diligence investigations. Liability and delictual claim related matters. Insurance law. Opinion writing.

Qualifications

BCom Law (University of Pretoria)

LLB (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Danie Jacobs (Director)

Danie Jacobs is a Director of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney in 2012 and has been in practice for 8 years. He has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.

Areas of expertise

Property law relating to rental disputes and evictions. Agricultural law, debt collections, building disputes and water rights.

Qualifications

BCom Law (University of Pretoria)

LLB (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Janadia Raubenheimer (Director)

Janadia Raubenheimer is a Director of KEBD. She was admitted as an attorney in 2012 and has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. She has experience in Magistrate and High Court litigation and acts on behalf of various commercial clients, as well as assists clients with claims in the insurance, agricultural, mining and logistic industries. Janadia has obtained extensive knowledge in specialised claims for the insurance industry and has managed both motor and non-motor vehicle recoveries, and third party claims.

Areas of expertise

Magistrate and High Court procedure. General civil litigation. Opinion writing. Inspection of claims. Assessment of claims related to product liability, agricultural claims, fire matters, and public and personal liability claims. Due diligence assessments.

Qualifications

LLB (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Ronie Nyama (Director)

Ronie Nyama is a Director of KEBD. He was admitted as an attorney in 2014 and has been in practice for 6 years. He has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. He specialises in tax law and has in recent years acquired vast knowledge in respect of Customs and Excise. He has experience in a variety of civil, tax, commercial and general litigation, inclusive of Customs and Excise litigation. He has many years’ experience dealing with tax-related matters and transactions on behalf of various clients across different industries, inclusive of the South African Revenue Service. He has been involved in several merger and acquisition transactions. He has assisted clients with voluntary disclosure programmes relating to the South African Revenue Service and South African Reserve Bank, as well as exchange control matters. Ronie has experience in respect of tax litigation in the Tax Court, High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, as well as other dispute resolution mechanisms. He is a registered Tax Practitioner with the South African Revenue Service. 

Areas of expertise

Tax Law. Customs and Excise. General, civil and commercial litigation. Tax advice and litigation.

Qualifications

LLB (University of South Africa)

Postgraduate Diploma in Tax (University of Johannesburg)

Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance (University of Johannesburg)

Certificate in Insolvency Law and Practice (Enterprises University of Pretoria)

Certificate in Advanced Short Course in Business Rescue (University of South Africa)

Registered tax practitioner (PR-0102835)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Ruhann Roos (Director)

Ruhann Roos is a Director of KEBD. He joined KEBD in 2012 as a candidate attorney, and has been with the firm ever since. He was admitted as an attorney in 2014 and has been in practice for 6 years. Ruhann has right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa and practises in the litigation department of the firm. His more than 8 years post-qualification experience has given him professional insight in a variety of fields such as civil, criminal and general litigation and he specialises in civil litigation with a focus on liability, delictual, insurance law and family law related matters. He also acts as a local correspondent for various law firms throughout South Africa.

Areas of expertise

Magistrate and High Court procedure. General, civil and commercial litigation. Insurance law. Liability and delictual claim related matters. Family law. Criminal law.

Qualifications

LLB (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Candace Schoeman (Director)

Candace Schoeman is a Director of KEBD. She was admitted as an attorney in 2016 and has been in practice for 4 years. She practises in the corporate and commercial department, specialising in general corporate and commercial transactions, including corporate restructuring, commercial contracts, cross-border transactions, Competition Commission merger notifications, registration of B-BBEE transactions and empowerment transactions, as well as the formation and registration of new commercial entities with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission. She has had experience acting for clients across a range of sectors, such as transport and logistics, agriculture and property development. Her experience includes the negotiation, drafting, implementation and reviewing of commercial documents and contracts, including shareholders agreements, memoranda of incorporation, share subscription agreements, sale of shares / business agreements, escrow agreements, sale of letting enterprise agreements, management and consulting agreements, service level agreements, as well as providing legal advice on aspects of the Companies Act, 2008. She also has experience in commercial litigation matters, including shareholder disputes.

Areas of expertise

Corporate and commercial law. Competition law. B-BEEE commercial transactions. General litigation.

Qualifications

BCom Law (University of Pretoria)

LLB (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Elizna Meyer (Director)

Elizna Meyer is a Director of KEBD. She completed a BCom (Law) and LLB degree in 2015, thereafter joining KEBD as a candidate attorney in 2016. She was admitted as an attorney in 2018. Elizna is part of the litigation team at KEBD with experience in building disputes, corporate and commercial law, debt collection, general litigation, competition litigation and correspondent litigation. She has a passion for tax law and is furthering her education and legal career, being enrolled at the University of Pretoria for an LLM specialising in tax law.

Areas of expertise

Magistrate and High Court procedure. General, civil and commercial litigation. Property law relating to rental disputes and evictions. Debt collections. Corporate and commercial law.

Qualifications

BCom Law (University of Pretoria)

LLB (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Associates

Zivana Edelstein (Associate)

Zivana Edelstein completed a BCom (Law) degree at the University of Pretoria, thereafter joined KEBD as a candidate attorney in 2017 whilst studying her LLB though the University of South Africa, and was admitted as an attorney in 2019. Zivana is a part of the corporate team at KEBD with experience in commercial transactions, commercial litigation, property law and providing business advice to clients on the Companies Act, 2008. She has experience in B-BBEE transactions, Competition Commission merger notifications, mergers and acquisitions, group restructuring (inclusive of Section 24N and 42 transactions), drafting of memoranda of incorporation and shareholders agreements, share subscription agreements, sale of shares agreements, escrow agreements, sale of letting enterprise agreements, management and consulting agreements, service level agreements. She is enrolled to write the Conveyancing exam in November 2020, in order to further her knowledge of the law and her legal career.

Areas of expertise

Corporate and commercial law. General litigation. Property law.

Qualifications

BCom Law (University of Pretoria)

LLB (University of South Africa)

MBA Essentials Short Course (University of Stellenbosch Business School)

Admitted attorney in South Africa

Eunice Davey (Associate)

Eunice Davey joined KEBD as a candidate attorney in 2018 and was admitted as an attorney in 2020. She practises in the commercial and property law division. She has a keen interest in commercial, corporate and contract law. Eunice has been exposed to various aspects in these fields of law, including corporate and commercial transactional work, property development work and general litigation. During her studies she was on the Dean’s Merit List, and also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She was awarded with the Werksmans Prize for the best student in Entrepreneurial Law, and also received the Phatshoane Henny Group Honour Medal for obtaining her LLB cum laude. Eunice will be furthering her qualifications by writing the conveyancing examinations in the latter part of 2020, continuing to foster her personal growth in her legal career path.

Areas of expertise

Corporate and commercial law. General litigation

Qualifications

LLB (cum laude) (University of Pretoria)

Admitted attorney in South Africa