As one of the few specialist property law firms in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tonkin Clacey Inc. has earned a formidable reputation for integrity, professionalism and skill in our niche areas of expertise.
Notwithstanding our history of almost 30 years in the property sector and a solid network of relationships forged over many years, our ability to respond with creativity and adaptability to a challenging and ever-changing environment is a keystone of our success.
Grounded in established values, always responsive to our changing environment and with a modern vision for our future, our team is a uniquely diverse but complementary resource of experience, knowledge and skill, able to provide the highest level of service to our clients.
OUR TEAMTonkin Clacey Inc. provides a unique opportunity for our professional, secretarial and administrative staff to develop their professional careers and achieve their personal goals.
In addition to the directors, our experienced professional team is complemented by five associates, three attorneys, four candidate attorneys and our twenty five highly skilled secretarial and thirteen administrative staff.
Furthermore, our directors and staff constitute a blend of youth and experience with many of our staff members having been with us for more than ten years.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICEThe firm offers specialised services in the areas of commercial and property law. They practise primarily in the areas of
Property Due Diligences
Legislative and Regulatory Advice
Property Development Structures
Agreements Relating to:
Property Finance, Sales, Marketing and Estate Agencies
Property Management and Development Management
Town Planning and Township Establishment
Residential Freehold and Sectional Title Development Schemes
Commercial, Industrial and Retail Development Schemes
Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Retail Conveyancing, including:
Registration of Townships
Registration of Sectional Title and Share Block Schemes
Registration of Transfers
Registration of Mortgage Bonds and Securities on Behalf of Absa, First National Bank, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Investec
Re-Zoning, Consolidations and Sub-Divisions of Properties
Corporate Property Finance and Banking
Notarial Services, Including:
Exclusive Use Areas and Real Rights in Sectional Title Schemes
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Supported by a competent management team, Jaco is currently responsible for a large part of Tonkin Clacey Inc.’s strategic management, with an aim to build on the firm’s considerable reputation as a specialist property law firm.
Shortly after his admission as an attorney in 1995, Jaco joined Tonkin Clacey Inc. as a novice conveyancer to pursue his interest in property law. He was admitted as a conveyancer and notary in 1996. Not only did he attain his professional skills from the ground up, but his intimate exposure through the years to every level of our firm served as invaluable preparation for his position as senior director, in which he now serves. Passionate about leadership and management, Jaco completed a Diploma in Business Management in 2000 from Damelin Management School, where he received the Merit Award as the top student. Recognising the value of alternative dispute resolution, Jaco is a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators and a trained mediator from the Society of Mediators, London, through the Association of Arbitrators.
He firmly believes that there is no substitute for personal, hands-on experience. Specialising in town-planning, township establishment, residential and commercial property development and commercial property finance, Jaco is privileged to have contributed over many years to numerous successful development projects undertaken by the firm’s clients, comprising some of the best known and most successful property developers in the province.
Jaco often advises residential bodies’ corporate and homeowner associations on aspects of legal and corporate governance and serves on several governing bodies as trustee, director and chairman. He balances his professional and family life with his passion for mountains, mountain biking, fly-fishing, off-road and adventure motorcycles, nature and wildlife photography, and the occasional musical performance with friends.
¡Bond registrations and cancellations § Business advisory § Business entities § Commercial contracting Corporate and company § Corporate governance § Corporate property finance § Non-profit companies Notarial services § Nuptial services § Property transfers § Sectional titles § Township establishment, consolidations and subdivisions § Alternative Dispute Resolution
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105 Corlett Drive (entrance in Fort Street) Birnam Johannesburg 2196