Riaan Kunz (BA. / LL.B.)
Partner: Attorney / Conveyancer
082 903 0225
Riaan grew up in Heidelberg (Southern Cape) and matriculated from Paarl Boys High. After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch in 1996, he started his career at Mostert & Bosman as a Candidate Attorney.
He was admitted as an Attorney in 1999 and as a Conveyancer in 2003. He subsequently worked his way through the ranks to become a partner in the property and conveyancing department, specialising in Conveyancing, Residential and Commercial Developments and Structured Commercial Transactions.
Elizabeth Martin (BA. / LL.B.)
Associate: Attorney / Conveyancerelizabethm@mbalaw.co.za 072 645 6410
Elizabeth obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations in 2012, and subsequently a post-graduate LL.B. degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She joined Mostert & Bosman in 2018 as an Associate in the Conveyancing Department.
Elizabeth is a people’s person who believes in friendly and professional service, as well as dealing with matters efficiently and with integrity.
She can usually be found on the beach with her dogs, or enjoying a glass of wine whilst cooking over the weekend.
Jacky Labuschaigne (B.Comm. (Law) / LL.B.)
084 602 3031
After obtaining her degrees from the University of Stellenbosch and commencing her legal career as a Candidate Attorney at Mostert & Bosman in 2016, Jacky was retained as an Associate after her admission as an Attorney in 2018.
Jacky is practicing in the litigation department in the areas of Commercial and Insolvency Law under the guidance of Herman Botes and is particularly passionate about researching and drafting. She is currently completing her Masters in Tax Law.
Jacky believes that her work is an extension of herself as well as of Mostert & Bosman and therefore takes extreme pride therein. She enjoys reading, running, cooking and wine tasting.
Johann Steyn (B.Comm. (Law) / LL.B.)
072 735 3712
After growing up in Kimberley and graduating from the University of the Free State, where he was awarded the title of Kovsie Dux in 2013, Johann relocated to the Western Cape and joined Mostert & Bosman as a Candidate Attorney in 2014. He was subsequently appointed as an Associate in 2016.
Johann is practicing in the litigation department, his areas of expertise being High Court and Magistrates’ Court litigation, Family Law, Collections, Rental Disputes and Evictions. Johann is firmly committed to providing his clients with quality service and believes this should reflect down to the finest detail.
Some of his interests include outdoor activities, hunting and cycling. He values quality time with his wife, friends and family.
Lee-Anne Ely (B.Proc. / LL.B. / M.Iod.SA)
Partner: Attorney / Conveyancer
082 901 8561
Lee-Anne obtained her degrees at the University of the Western Cape, completed her articles at Mostert & Bosman and was admitted as an Attorney in 2001 and as a Conveyancer in 2006.
Her devotion to her work and professionalism led to her becoming a partner at Mostert & Bosman in 2007. She heads up the bonds department, which includes all the major banks as clients of Mostert & Bosman.
Lee-Anne prides herself on being a dedicated wife and mother of two girls. As a family, they enjoy travelling and leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Running is one of her passions and she enjoys half and full marathons. She feels strongly about giving back to the community and is currently the chairperson of Philani, a skills development non-profit organisation.
Michelle Birkenstock (B.Comm. (Law) / LL.B.)
072 450 1444
Michelle attended La Rochelle Girls High, where she was elected as Head Girl in 2008. After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch, she was appointed as a Candidate Attorney at Mostert & Bosman in 2016.
She is currently an Associate in the litigation department, practicing in the areas of Insolvency Law and Family Law. Michelle’s calm, controlled and professional demeanour allows her to flourish under pressure.
Over and above her drive and dedication to her work, she is involved in community outreach programmes and enjoys long distance running, having completed numerous half marathons and a full marathon. She recently got married and adapted to wedded life seamlessly.
Deandra Seale (B.Comm. (Law) / LL.B.)
072 156 3830
Deandra graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2015 with B.Comm. (Law) and LL.B. degrees. She started her legal career at Mostert & Bosman and gained valuable experience under her principal, Richard Dixon. Due to her hard work and determination, she was appointed as an Associate in 2018. Her areas of practice include General Litigation, Labour Law and Corporate Collections.
Deandra is energetic and vibrant, and thrives on outdoor activities in her free time. She believes in balance in all areas of her life.
Callie Lloyd (B.Comm. (Economics) / LL.B.)
Associate: Attorney / Conveyancer / Notary Public
084 815 5749
Callie joined Mostert & Bosman in 2015 as an Associate in the property and conveyancing department.
He was admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 2015, and as a Notary Public in 2016. He specialises in Conveyancing, Mortgage Bond registrations and Notarial work.
When Callie is not at the office, he can be found spending time with his wife and Basset Hound. He also enjoys running and a round of golf with friends.
Michael van Staden (LL.B. / M.lod.SA)
072 377 4670
Michael obtained his LL.B. degree from the University of South Africa whilst working full time as an Assistant FAIS compliance officer. He joined Mostert & Bosman as a Candidate Attorney in 2013 and was retained as an Associate after his admission as an Attorney in 2015.
Michael has a flair for contemporary law and matters relating to Corporate and Commercial Law, Private Equity, Securities, JSE/ALTX listings and Financial Services. He is currently completing the last stretch of his Masters degree in Corporate Law.
He is an avid reader and has a passion for keeping up to date with the financial markets. He also enjoys the outdoors, running and travelling with his wife.
Melissa Colyn (B.Comm. Rat (Law), / LL.B. (Cum Laude))
Associate: Attorney / Conveyancer / Notary Public
076 711 0577
Melissa was born and raised in the small town of Despatch. She went on to attend Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, from which she graduated cum laude in 2011.
After completing her articles at Mostert & Bosman, she was admitted as an Attorney in 2014, as a Conveyancer in 2015 and as a Notary Public in 2016.
She is currently an Associate in the property and conveyancing department, specialising in Conveyancing, Conventional and Sectional Titles, Mortgage and Notarial Bonds, as well as the drafting of property agreements and antenuptial contracts.
Melissa enjoys playing tennis, dancing and camping. Her favourite pastime is relaxing on the beach at Paternoster in the company of her husband with a
Deon Meyer novel.
lzak van Niekerk (BA. / LL.B.)
082 492 0751
Sakkie is an Associate in the litigation department, specialising in general litigation as well as matters relating to the Financial Services Board and Ombud for Financial Service Providers.
He grew up in Springbok and matriculated from Namaqualand High School in 1985, whereafter he graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1992. He was admitted as an Attorney in 1995 and joined Mostert & Bosman as an Associate in 2010.
Sakkie is married and the father of a son and daughter. He is fanatical about sport, both as a spectator and participant. He particularly enjoys mountain biking, tennis, golf and rugby.
Morné Strydom (B.Proc.)
084 980 3599
Morné grew up in Somerset East and matriculated at Gill College. He attended the University of the Free State, where he obtained his B.Proc. degree.
After some overseas endeavours, he started his legal career at Mostert & Bosman as a Candidate Attorney. He was admitted as an Attorney in 2008 and retained as a Professional Assistant, after which he became an Associate.
Morné’s drive, determination and strong will have all contributed to his success as a general and commercial litigator. He is married and the proud father of a daughter. He enjoys the outdoors, travelling and sport.
Herman Botes (B. PROC.)
083 648 1441
Herman is a senior partner in the litigation department. He has extensive, in-depth knowledge and understanding of Commercial, Company and Insolvency Law and has gained over 20 years of invaluable experience litigating throughout South Africa.
After graduating from the University of the Orange Free State and completing his articles in Bloemfontein, he was admitted as an Attorney in 1996 and joined Mostert & Bosman the following year. Herman firmly maintains that there are no short-cuts to success and that preparation is key.
He enjoys watching sport and is a proud father of two. When he is not working, he is either on the sports field supporting his children or enjoying a glass of red wine.
Pierre du Toit (B.Iuris / LL.B. / Dip. Tax Prac.)
082 903 0232
Pierre is a senior partner in the litigation department, specialising in Commercial-, Insolvency- and Divorce litigation. He has comprehensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of litigation and has been involved in a number of high profile insolvency cases.
He grew up and attended school in the Karoo town of Burgersdorp in the North Eastern Cape. He was conferred with a B.Iurus degree (1993) and an LL.B. degree (1995) by the University of the Orange Free State, and further obtained a Diploma in Tax Law in 2000. He completed his articles at Symington & De Kock in Bloemfontein and was admitted as an Attorney in 1996.
Pierre is a family man and enjoys quality time with his wife and two children. They love travelling, camping and water sports, particularly sailing. He keeps fit by running (he has completed three Comrades Marathons), hiking and regularly working out at the gym.
Cloete Marais (B.Comm. / LL.B. / Dip. Tax Prac. / Diploma in Business Rescue)
Partner: Attorney / Conveyancer / Notary Public
083 648 1442
After attending school in Beaufort West and graduating from the University of Stellenbosch in 1995, Cloete completed his articles at Honey & Partners in Bloemfontein in 1998. It was during this period, under the guidance of the late Dr. John Groenewald (who held a doctorate degree in contract law), that Cloete discovered his keen interest in negotiating, drafting and interpreting various commercial and other types of agreements.
Cloete’s attention to detail and methodology are great assets in the fields of law that he practises, namely Conveyancing, Estate Planning, Tax Law (in which he holds a RAU accredited diploma) and Business Rescue (in which he holds a RAU accredited diploma). Apart from being a Conveyancer, he is also a Notary Public.
The commitment and drive that Cloete displays at work are also evident in his personal and family life. He is an avid cyclist and runner, having completed four Comrades Marathons. Cloete is a devoted husband and father to two girls and a boy and love spending time with them.
Richard Dixon (BA. / LL.B.)
082 908 2801
Richard matriculated from DF Malan High School in 1992, whereafter he attended the University of Stellenbosch. After completing his articles at De Klerk and Van Gend Inc., he was admitted as an Attorney in 2002 and joined Mostert & Bosman the following year.
He is a partner in the litigation department and specialises in Corporate Collections, Employment and Labour Law, Litigation and alternative Dispute Resolution in respect of immovable property, including evictions, and Community Scheme disputes.
Richard is meticulous by nature and focusses on getting things right the first time. He is married with two daughters and enjoys outdoor sports like running, cycling and swimming.