Conveyancers & Attorneys
Cape Town
At ESI Attorneys we strive to deliver only the best to all our clients. So, when you have to make the right choices, you can rely on us to find not only the right answer, but the answer that is right for you. Our team of qualified professionals will be behind you all the way, providing you with a full spectrum of property solutions.

Our Team
ESI is an energetic, dynamic unit of legal experts. Our people are our greatest asset. We are accessible and have excellent support staff, and most importantly, we find solutions.

Our portfolio of loyal and satisfied clients lays testament to that. Drawing on the diversity of our professional expertise and areas of specialisation, we pride ourselves on delivering a timely and superior service.

Zayaan Samuels
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Jacques Esterhuyse
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Tania Hancke
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Petula Samuels
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Gustav Barkhuysen
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Janine Nieuwoudt
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Byron White
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Madalene Colyn
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Charmaine Minnie
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Johan Van Schalkwyk
Articles Clerk
Mary-Ann McHardy
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Caryn Maree
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Lizette Steyn
Office Manager
Cancellations Department
Associated Staff
Yvette Pillay & Patricia Lose
Transfer Department
Associated Staff
1st row:
Safiya De Vries & Lizzie McImbi
2nd row:
Melissa De Goede, Monique Marais, & Tania Willis
3rd row:
Ninette Westraadt, Sue Henn & Sandra Grobler
4th row:
Matilda Barnard, Natasha Lourens & Rochelle Pretorius
Bond Department
Associated Staff
Charlene Myburgh, Sharon Smith, Lorraine Musgrave, Jolandi Pienaar, Lara Versfeldt, Samantha Beukes, Charmaine Minnaar & Fazline Heynes
Finance and Administration Department
Associated Staff
Marlene Liebenberg, Lizette Steyn, Maxi Stoffberg, Angelique Becker, Rochelle Rossouw & Tanya Christians
Estates Department
Associated Staff
Caanita Fredericks, Shirlene De Oliveira & Valma Kruger
Our Reputation
ESI Attorneys Inc. was founded in 1991 and have grown from strength to strength year after year. Our specialised portfolio of legal sevices, combined with exceptional communcaiton skills have secured our firm a place as a very reputable law firm as we always strive to focus on the provision of excellent service to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of you, our client.

We do business by adhering to the core values of approachability, respect, integrity and maintaining trusted relationships with our clients. As a result, ESI has established itself as a specialised law firm that has been providing clients with exceptional legal services for more than 25 years in the Western Cape.

APPROACH & VALUES
At ESI we pride ourselves on expeditiously assisting people and corporate clients. We strive to maintain a professional relationship with our clients by reporting to them on a weekly and monthly basis. We regularly review and appraise our own performance holding ourselves accountable to the feedback we receive from clients.

We are experts in the field of real estate law and have a thorough understanding of the commercial and legal requirements. ESI is able to assist you with all your property acquisitions and disposals ranging from individual properties to entire property portfolios. Our trusted relationships and impressive client base is testament to our longevity and business acumen.

We offer every client the same level of dedicated attention in a working environment that inspires practical solutions and in turn, positive results.
Jacques Esterhuyse
Jacques is a attorney who has combined his legal expertise with his vast practical experience. He joined ESI in 1996 and holds more than two decades of experience in the property sector. Jacques was appointment as Managing Director of the firm in 2006.

He completed his B Proc at the University of Free State and H Dip Tax with the University of Cape Town. He is ideally positioned to implement and provide practical, management-orientated advise, in addition to negotiating the interface between the public and private sectors, structuring property transactions and facilitating developments.

He acts for various corporate clients, financial institutions, municipalities and parastatals, and has extensive experience in the development sector of conveyancing.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 083 628 6230
Email:jacques@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Zayaan Samuels
Zayaan Samuels is a Director at ESI with more than 10 years practical legal experience in the property sector. She completed her LLB at the University of the Western Cape in 2002 and joined ESI in 2004 adding the title of director to her name in 2005.

She practices a broad spectrum of conveyancing including residential and commercial property transactions, sectional title developments, Mortgage and Notarial bonds, Leases and Servitudes, Instalment Purchase Agreements, Subdivisions and Consolidations, etc.

Zayaan oversees Municipal Property transactions on behalf of the Department of Human Settlements Western Cape. She works closely with the City of Cape Town regarding their Municipal Transfers, as well as The Cape Town Community Housing Initiative (a subsidiary of the City of Cape Town) providing the public sector with affordable housing projects.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 074 649 6991
Email:zayaan@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Tania Hancke
Tania completed her LLB at the University of Stellenbosch and was admitted as an attorney in 2001, and as a conveyancer in 2003. She practised in Port Elizabeth before becoming a member of the ESI team in 2015.

Tania specialises in a broad area of conveyancing matters that includes residential and commercial property transactions, mortgage bonds and sectional title developments.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 060 960 6794
Email:tania@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Gustav Barkhuysen
Gustav Barkhuysen is a practising attorney, conveyancer and Notary Public. He obtained his BCom LLB from the University of Stellenbosch and joined ESI in 2014.

His area of practice covers all aspects of Property Law, including the drafting of property agreements and contracts, general conveyancing, both conventional and sectional title, servitudes, mortgage and notarial bonds, agricultural property agreements, Joint Venture agreements and advice on the legal aspects of property development.

Gustav acts for several banks and financial institutions, property developers and estate agencies and relies on a personal, hands-on approach and effective communication with clients to render an efficient and professional service.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 082 304 2565
Email:gustav@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Janine Nieuwoudt
After successfully obtaining her BA LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch, Janine’s interest in Property Law encouraged her to obtain her qualification as a Conveyancer.

Since being admitted as both an Attorney and Conveyancer in 2009 she has been specialising in Conveyancing matters; Rental Disputes, Eviction procedures, and the drafting of Lease Agreements as well as Anti Nuptial Contracts. She also handles compliance in the firm.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 082 853 9551
Email:janine@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Byron White
Byron completed his BCom LLB at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he spent part of his student years apprenticing at a local law firm.

After completing his qualifications he joined a well-known Cape Town practice where he gained experience in a variety of fields including property related litigation and conveyancing. Byron joined ESI in 2015 as a conveyancer with a special focus on the management of residential transfers, the negotiation of commercial and residential agreements as well as the resolution of disputed matters.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 084 512 2281
Email:byron@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Charmaine Minnie
Charmaine has been with ESI Attorneys since October 2007. She started off as Bank Liaison Manager and was then promoted to Personal Assistant to the Directors and currently hold the position of Bond Conveyancing Manager at the firm.

She has been in the property industry for almost 27 years and prior to joining the firm, she was part of the Home Loans Regional Management team at a well-known Financial Institution, originally from the Eastern and Southern Cape, she relocated to Cape Town in 2002.

She believes that service is the only way we can differentiate ourselves from other conveyancing firms and thus always strive to exceed the customer’s expectation.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 079 89 33530
Email: charmaine@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Caryn Maree
Caryn has been with ESI Attorneys since October 2005, and was appointed as a Public Relations Officer with the firm.

She has been in the property industry for more than 35 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, with 8 years experience as a Conveyancing Secretary and 14 years as a FICA Compliance Officer.

Caryn is a people’s person and she believes in always putting her clients first, and that service and integrity is of utmost importance. She strives to accommodate everyone and ensure that matters are dealt with in a professional manner.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 083 653 7283
Email: caryn@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Petula Samuels
Petula completed her BSocSci, LLB at the University of Cape Town. She was admitted as an attorney in 2002 and Conveyancer in 2005 respectively and has more than 10 years’ experience in conveyancing.

She joined the ESI team in 2010 and practises in a broad area of conveyancing, including but not limited to, residential and commercial property transactions, sectional title developments, mortgage and notarial bonds, leases and servitudes, subdivision and consolidations. She also has experience in administration of deceased and insolvent estates.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 079 346 4035
Email: petula@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Petula Samuels
Petula completed her BSocSc degree in 1996 and her LLB degree in 1999 at the University of Cape Town. She was duly admitted as Attorney and Conveyancer in 2002 and 2005 respectively. She commence employment at ESI during 2010 and specialises in conveyancing matters, which include, transfer of residential and commercial properties, bond registrations and developments.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 079 346 4035
Email:petula@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Mary-Ann McHardy
Mary-Ann has been with ESI Attorneys since January 2009, appointed as Public Relations Officer and Bank Liaison with a solid grasp of the housing industry.

She hails from the banking sector, where she held the position of Bank Attorney Liaison. Prior to that she was an Affordable Housing Specialist for the Western Cape.

Marry-Ann is passionate about her position in the firm and proud to be associated with a dynamic and fast growing team.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 073 502 6362
Email:mary-ann@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100
Madalene Colyn
Madalene completed her LLB degree in 2014 and in 2016 she was the recipient of the Cape Law Society reward for achieving the highest mark in the Conveyancing examination for the June 2015 to July 2016 period. She was duly admitted as Attorney and Conveyancer on 3 February 2017. Madalene joined ESI Attorneys as a Conveyancer with a special focus on the management of residential transfers (both conventional and sectional title), the drafting of property agreements and contracts, general conveyancing and resolving disputed matters.

She believes in the saying by Aristotle – “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”.

Tel:(021) 943 5111 / 084 693 2649
Email:madalene@esilaw.co.za
Fax:(021) 943 5100

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