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We have offered our clients expert legal advice for over 30 years.

Whether it is a complex business deal or a sensitive family legal matter, our clients trust us to manage their legal needs with professionalism and discretion. We work closely with you to ensure that you understand each step of the legal process you are involved in and are confident that we have offered you the right advice.

Thanks to trusted relationships we’ve built with our clients and the range of expertise available in our medium-sized firm, De Abreu & Cohen has become their attorneys of choice for life – from buying a home to opening a business and planning how loved ones are taken care of after they are gone.

We know that sometimes our clients need our support outside of ‘normal’ office hours and we are truly always just a phone call away when you find yourself in a challenging situation.

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Jose Manuel de Abreu (BA LLB)

Founder and Managing Partner
Estate Planning

Conveyancing

We understand the importance of transferring property and registering bonds promptly, efficiently and cost effectively helping make your dreams of home ownership a reality.

Debt Collection

We specialise in fast, cost-effective and efficient debt collections for individuals, businesses, community schemes and financial institutions.

Wills & Estates

From the drafting of wills to the setting up trusts and deceased estate administration, our attorneys handle these matters with prudence and sensitivity.

Family Law

We handle your private family matters including prenuptial contracts, divorces, maintenance and child care contracts with the confidentially and empathy they deserve.

Competition Law

Businesses can call on us for advice on mergers, compliance, anti-competitive conduct and tender disputes.

Business Law

Ask us to assist your business with legal advice on contracts, hiring practices, the manufacture and sales of consumer goods, intellectual property and pensions and benefits.

Property Law

We assist with legal services as they relate to real property (immovable like land and buildings) and personal property (like cars, jewellery and so on) as well as eviction applications.

Corporate Law

We offer expertise in contract law, legal due diligence, escrow agreements, shareholder agreements, merger notices, sales of businesses, among others.

Labour Law

Whether you are an employer, employee or trade union, you can trust us to assist with all manner of labour related issues including employment contracts, disputes and pay negotiations.

We have a track record of clients who are impressed by our services and expertise.

Our People

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Our candidate attorneys, paralegals and support staff are managed by a team of highly qualified lawyers with years of experience in their chosen fields of specialisation.
Jose Manuel de Abreu (BA LLB)
Marie Lou Gillespie (BA LLB LLM)
Jacques van der Merwe (B Proc)
Jose Manuel de Abreu (BA LLB)

Jose Manuel de Abreu
(BA LLB)

Founder
Litigation and Corporate Law

Marie Lou Gillespie (BA LLB LLM)

Marie Lou Gillespie
(BA LLB LLM)

Director
High & Magistrate’s Court Litigation

Jacques van der Merwe (B Proc)

Jacques van der Merwe
(B Proc)

Director
Notary and Conveyancer

Jose Manuel de Abreu
(BA LLB)

Founder
Litigation and Corporate Law

Marie Lou Gillespie
(BA LLB LLM)

Director
High & Magistrate’s Court Litigation

Jacques van der Merwe
(B Proc)

Director
Notary and Conveyancer

Ayesha Sasman (LLB)
Talya Gasparre

Ayesha Sasman
(LLB)

Associate
Litigation and Estate Planning

Talya Gasparre
(LLB)

Associate
Litigation

Estelle Gerber
Lauren Liebowitz (LLB)

Estelle Gerber
(LLB)

Associate
Conveyancing and Estate Administration

Lauren Liebowitz (LLB)

Professional Assistant
Property Matters

Ayesha Sasman (LLB)

Ayesha Sasman
(LLB)

Associate
Litigation and Estate Planning

Talya Gasparre

Talya Gasparre
(LLB)

Associate
Litigation

Estelle Gerber
(LLB)

Associate
Conveyancing and Estate Administration

Lauren Liebowitz (LLB)

Professional Assistant
Property Matters

Estelle Gerber
Lauren Liebowitz (LLB)
Shareefah Manuel (LLB)
Christian Tabor-Raeside

Laura Nicholson (LLB)

Attorney
Head of Conveyancing

Shareefah Manuel (LLB)

Professional Assistant
Conveyancing

Christian Tabor-Raeside
(BA LLB)

Legal Advisor
Commercial Law and Trusts

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8th Floor General Building,
42 Burg St,
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa
P O Box 1301 Cape Town 8000
Docex 162 Cape Town

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42 Blaauwberg Road
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7441
South Africa
P O Box 11449 Bloubergrant 7443
Docex 162 CapeTown