About Us

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.

Why Choose Us

Approach

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.

Values

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.

Reputation

ESI Attorneys Inc. was founded in 1991 and have grown from strength to strength, year after year. Our specialised portfolio of legal services, combined with exceptional communication skills, have secured our firm a place as a reputable firm. Striving to focusing on the provision of excellent service allows us 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.

Our Directors

Jacques Esterhuyse

Jacques is an 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 specialises in conveyancing and property related matters.

Zayaan Samuels

Zayaan Samuels is the Managing 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.

Our Team

ESI is an energetic, dynamic unit of legal experts. Our people are our greatest asset. We are accessible and our team of excellent support staff are committed to finding 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.

Directors

Jacques Esterhuyse

Jacques is a director and 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. He completed his B Proc at the University of Free State and H Dip Tax with the University of Cape Town. […]

Zayaan Samuels

Zayaan Samuels is the Managing Director at ESI and has 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 […]

Attorneys

Willem Moolman

Upon completing his LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch Willem joined Heyns & Partners Inc. as a candidate attorney in 2021. After being admitted as an attorney in 2023, Willem remained with Heyns & Partners Inc. where he managed their estates department. Willem joined ESI Attorneys in 2024 and heads up the estates department. […]

Raashiq Roberts

Raashiq is a skilled conveyancer with a passion for helping clients navigate the complex world of property transactions. With over 8 years of experience in the field, Raashiq has developed a reputation for his meticulous attention to detail and exceptional knowledge of property law. Born and raised in Cape Town, Raashiq discovered his interest in […]

Matthew van der Westhuizen

Matthew obtained his LLB degree from the North West University in 2017, whereafter he commenced his articles with STBB in Bedfordview and completed same in 2019. After his admission as an Attorney, Matthew remained with STBB and practised conveyancing. In 2021, Matthew joined Kruger Attorneys & Conveyancers Inc where he specialised in Property Law. Matthew joined […]

Phumi Mlotshwa

Phumi completed her LLB at the University of the Western Cape and completed her articles in 2016. She has experience in family law litigation, general litigation and deceased estates, but found her passion and niche in mainstream conveyancing in 2018. Phumi has experience in divorce transfers, deceased estate transfers, sectional title and conventional transfers, developments […]

Ansa Ferreira

Ansa obtained her LLB Law degree from the University of Pretoria in 2012 whereafter she completed her articles in Pretoria and Cape Town. She was admitted as an Attorney in 2015 and as a Conveyancer in 2019. With more than 9 years of experience in Real estate, Development, Estate Planning and Real Estate contracts and […]

Jacques Esterhuyse

Jacques is a director and 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. He completed his B Proc at the University of Free State and H Dip Tax with the University of Cape Town. […]

Zayaan Samuels

Zayaan Samuels is the Managing Director at ESI and has 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 […]

Pieter Goosen

Pieter joined the ESI team in 2017 as an Associate. Pieter has a long-standing history as a practising attorney and conveyancer. Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 082 556 5898

Mari-Jani Swiegers

Mari-Jani completed her LLB at Stellenbosch University in 2013 and was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in February 2016 and as a Notary Public in June 2018. She joined the ESI team in January 2020. Her motto is:  where there is a will there is a way.

Arlene Griffin-Basson

Tansley Scholtz

Tansley completed her LLB degree at the University of the Western Cape in 2018 and completed her articles early in January 2021. She joined ESI in March 2021. Tansley believes strongly that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and prides herself on loyalty and trust. She enjoys spending time with family and […]

Lucas Steyn

Lucas obtained his LLB degree at the North West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in 2007, whereafter he completed his first year’s article with a well-known conveyancing firm based in the West Rand. In 2009, he obtained further exposure in his final year of articles with a boutique firm focusing on Civil law, Family Law, Conveyancing and […]

Ilze Müssmann

Ilze joined the development department at ESI attorneys in April 2021. She completed her BA LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2010 and has established her career in commercial contracts and property development. Ilze believes in building meaningful client relationships and providing excellent customer service.

Stefan Goosen

Stefan joined ESI Attorneys in December 2021 as an article clerk. He completed his LLB studies in 2019, whereafter he pursued his LLM in International Law focusing on Blockchain and Legal Procedures in the Digital Environment. He believes strongly in building relationships and prides himself on always helping those around him. He enjoys spending time […]

Public Relationship Officers

Caryn Maree

Caryn has been with ESI Attorneys since October 2005 and is 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 […]

Mary-Ann McHardy

Mary-Ann has been with ESI Attorneys since January 2009 as a Public Relations Officer and Bank Liaison and has 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, Mary-Ann was an Affordable Housing Specialist for the Western Cape. Mary-Ann […]

Maritza Rossouw

Maritza joined ESI in March 2021 as a Public Relations Officer for the George office.  She has more than 20 years of experience as a collection typist at various attorney firms as well as an estate agent. Maritza loves spending time with her two daughters, husband and in nature.  Maritza is proud to be associated […]

Nicky Van Wyk

Nicky joined ESI in April 2022. She has 20 years of experience as a conveyancing paralegal and 6 years as a Loyalty Consultant for Lexis Nexis, dealing with software installation, training of conveyancing products and client liaison. Nicky is passionate about property and is a people’s person. She believes in putting the client first. Nicky […]

Transfers

Brittany Wilson

Brittany is a seasoned professional in the realm of conveyancing. Since immersing herself in this field in 2010, Brittany quickly recognised her affinity for property transfers. Renowned for her approachability, active listening skills, and knack for efficient goal accomplishment, Brittany is recognized as a reliable asset in her professional circles. Her commitment to excellence extends […]

Jani Meiring

Jani started at ESI Attorneys in January 2023 with 20 years of experience as a conveyancing paralegal. She previously worked for ESI from 2007 to 2011 and has rejoined our transfer department. Jani loves the outdoors and running is one of her passions.

Shani Jooste

Shani studied occupational health and safety and worked as a bookkeeper for 6 years prior to joining ESI Attorneys in October 2022. Shani loves spending time with her family and close friends, singing, travelling to new places and giving back to the community. She strongly believes and lives by the practice that the good energy […]

Safiya de Vries

Safiya has been with ESI for 6 years and has 29 years of experience in conveyancing.  She has been described as diligent , trustworthy, responsible and well organised and is skilled in maintaining a calm attitude at the most pressured time.  Safiya loves hiking and reading.

Melissa de Goede

Melissa started at ESI in July 2012 and is part of our transfer team.  Melissa enjoys the outdoors and looks forward to camping and socialising in her free time.

Monique Du Plessis

Monique started at ESI in February 2008 as a receptionist.  After a few years, she moved into the transfers department, first as an assistant and thereafter as a conveyancing secretary.  Monique enjoys photography and painting as well as being by the ocean.

Mirisna Carstens

Mirisna started at ESI in November 2017 as a junior secretary and became a conveyancing secretary in August 2018. She has 4 years of experience in the conveyancing field.  Mirisna loves spending time with her family and friends as well as taking on new adventures.

Arlene Griffin-Basson

Melody Griego

Melody joined ESI Attorneys on 1st February 2021 with 5 years of conveyancing experience. Her main focus is the transfer division, however she has experience with Standard Bank and ABSA Bank bond cancellations. She is very passionate about transfers and she will always try her utmost best to ensure that the transition process is as […]

Bonds & Cancellations

Phumi Mlotshwa

Phumi completed her LLB at the University of the Western Cape and completed her articles in 2016. She has experience in family law litigation, general litigation and deceased estates, but found her passion and niche in mainstream conveyancing in 2018. Phumi has experience in divorce transfers, deceased estate transfers, sectional title and conventional transfers, developments […]

Charmaine Minnaar

Charmaine started at ESI in November 2015, first as an assistant to the bonds secretaries and now as a conveyancing secretary since February 2018.  Charmaine has a background in engineering, but managed to pass her paralegal diploma course with full distinction.  Charmaine enjoys playing the clarinet and is a Sunday school co-ordinator and confirmation teacher […]

Lorraine Musgrave

Lorraine started at ESI in August 2015 in the bonds department.  She has more than 30 years’ experience in conveyancing.  Lorraine enjoys time away with friends and family.

Patricia Lose

Patricia started at ESI on the 10th June 2013.  After completing her Human Resource National diploma, she worked as a receptionist and then was given the opportunity to assist in the cancellations and bonds department where she found her passion.  She has since also completed her conveyancing secretarial course. Patricia loves the outdoors and spending […]

Lara Versfeld

Lara started at ESI in April 2013 and has 13 years’ experience as a bond secretary. Lara loves painting, especially portraits of older people. These days however, she only really has time for finger-painting with her daughter.

Charlene Myburgh

Charlene started at ESI in December 2005 and works in the bonds registration department.  Charlene enjoys reading and sleeping in her leisure time and describes herself as “not the girl next door”.

Samantha Beukes

Samantha started at ESI Attorneys in November 2009 and has 20 years of conveyancing experience. She has assisted with the opening of Sectional Titles Schemes, registration of developments, transfer and bond registrations as well as bond cancellations and now focusses on bond registrations for SA Home Loans.  Samantha loves meeting new people, spending time with […]

Jeantelle Pottas

Jeantelle joined ESI Attorneys in November 2020 with 17 years’ experience in the bond department. She was previously a dancing teacher. She believes a home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends. She has a passion for nature, animals and photography and loves spending time with her family.

Tansley Scholtz

Tansley completed her LLB degree at the University of the Western Cape in 2018 and completed her articles early in January 2021. She joined ESI in March 2021. Tansley believes strongly that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and prides herself on loyalty and trust. She enjoys spending time with family and […]

Elrine Kotze

Elrine joined ESI Attorneys in 1 October 2021 with 20 years of conveyancing experience.  Her motto is “there is no such thing as a problem – only an opportunity” and prides herself on consistency, strong will and the tenacity to overcome any obstacle life presents. Elrine likes to encourage others to fulfil their dreams and passions. […]

Rushaana Kabley

Rushaana started at ESI in May 2022 and has 18 years’ experience in litigation and conveyancing. She describes herself as a people’s person and she always strives to accommodate clients in a friendly and professional manner. In her spare time, Rushaana loves travelling and cooking.

Corinne Wolmarans

Corinne has 20 years of experience in conveyancing and for the past few years has mainly focussed on bond registrations.  Her husband and kids are her pride and joy and she loves spending time with them.

Estates

Lani Van Coller

Lani is very passionate about her role as an Estate Administrator. She has just under 10 years of experience in her field and loves to learn something new every day.  Lani loves spending time in nature, whether it is in the bushveld or at the beach. She spends as much time with her loved ones as […]

Kayleen Ahrendse

Kayleen joined ESI on 11 July 2022 as an estates transfer secretary with 6 years of experience in the deceased estates field. She enjoys singing and loves spending time with her family.

Developments

Olivia Rayners

Olivia achieved her NQ Level 5 in Banking Advice and worked in the banking sector for 5 years. She joined ESI in October 2022 with two years of conveyancing experience. Olivia loves to go for a run for relaxation and also loves to eat good food. Spending leisure time with family and friends is essential […]

Cornel De Jager

Cornel joined ESI Attorneys in October 2022 with 20 years of experience as a conveyancing secretary. She loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Her passion is golf and her motto in life is “don’t count the days, make the days count”. Cornel always seeks and appreciates the little things as to […]

Pieter Goosen

Pieter joined the ESI team in 2017 as an Associate. Pieter has a long-standing history as a practising attorney and conveyancer. Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 082 556 5898

Candice Saul

Candice started at ESI in August 2018 and has 7 years’ experience in the conveyancing field.  Candice enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs and watching movies and her charity of choice is homeless children.

Mari-Jani Swiegers

Mari-Jani completed her LLB at Stellenbosch University in 2013 and was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in February 2016 and as a Notary Public in June 2018. She joined the ESI team in January 2020. Her motto is:  where there is a will there is a way.

Crystal Williams

Crystal started her employment at ESI Attorneys on 17 August 2020. She comes with 11 years of conveyancing experience, which has been focussed on Nedbank bond registrations. Crystal loves spending time with her daughter and family.

Monique Philander

Monique joined ESI Attorneys in September 2020 with 4 years of conveyancing experience. She believes strongly that anything is possible to the one who believes and works to get there and prides herself on integrity, self-love and first impressions as those are the ones that last. She enjoys spending time with family and close friends […]

Michelle Kotze

Michelle has approximately 23 years’ experience in the conveyancing industry, having worked at a number of the largest corporate law firms in the country.  She takes pride in her work and loves the fact that one never stops learning in this intricate and very challenging field of conveyancing. Michelle grew up, went to school and still […]

Ilze Müssmann

Ilze joined the development department at ESI attorneys in April 2021. She completed her BA LLB degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2010 and has established her career in commercial contracts and property development. Ilze believes in building meaningful client relationships and providing excellent customer service.

Bookkeeping

Kayleen Edwards

Kayleen holds a BCom Law degree and PPRE designation. She completed her NQF4 qualification in Real Estate and is currently finishing off her NQF5 qualification in Real Estate. Kayleen previously worked in the legal fraternity and worked her way up from intern agent to office manager between 2016 and 2021 at a real estate company. […]

Shaakirah de Vries

Shaakirah started at ESI in April 2016 in the deliveries department and has been in the bookkeeping department since May 2017.  Shaakirah is very grateful for the opportunity to have grown her responsibilities and her career during her time at ESI.

Kayleen Lerm

Kayleen started at ESI in December 2017 and has been in the bookkeeping department since June 2018.  She has always worked in the property industry, previously with real estate agencies and now in our conveyancing firm.  Kayleen loves spending time with family and friends and doing word search puzzles, sudoku and number games.

Marlene Liebenberg

Marlene started at her working career with ESI in August 2002 as a deliveries secretary and now manages the bookkeeping department.  She really enjoys her work and spending time with her family and friends.

Rochelle Rossouw

Rochelle started at ESI in June 2007 and has more than 6 years’ accounts and admin experience.  Rochelle loves to go on weekend trips and holidays with family and friends.  Rochelle enjoys working in a team and feels the best results are attained through teamwork.

Support Staff

Angelique Simons

Angelique started at ESI in February 2018.  Before that, she worked at two real estate agencies and previously to that she assisted in her mother’s business as well as worked for Bargain Books.  Angelique loves to sing and enjoys reading as well as spending time with her family, friends and especially her dog, Bobby.

Sue Henn

Sue started at ESI on the 1st of May 2013 as a receptionist and currently as the Diaries and Deeds Office Manager. Sue is an excellent communicator and has always enjoyed the customer/client relationship aspect of her profession. Sue loves spending time with her family and her dogs and enjoys a good book as well […]

Saskia Louw

Saskia started at ESI in January 2019 as a professional assistant and marketing co-ordinator.  She has 26 years’ experience in the conveyancing field, 13 as a conveyancing paralegal, 9 as a software support consultant and trainer with Korbitec (now LexisNexis) and has now been back in the attorney space for four years.  Saskia loves spending […]

Maxi Stoffberg

Maxi works in reception and has been with ESI since October 2013.  Before that, she worked at Nationale Pers, the Department of Internal Affairs and Netcare. Maxi has diplomas in interior decorating and design and is currently studying nail art and beauty.  Maxi loves spending time with her children and her Yorkshire Terrier, Duke.

Jerome Ahrendse

Jerome started at ESI in March 2019 as driver and administrative assistant.  Jerome enjoys watching sport in his free time, especially rugby and soccer.

Wendy Beeselaar

Wendy’s legal career spans back to 1995. She has worked for various legal and conveyancing firms from Blouberg to the Eastern Cape. Wendy enjoys spending her free time with her two daughters and her granddaughter as well as with her fiancé, family and friends. She loves the summertime and being by the ocean and her […]