DANIE POTGIETER ATTORNEYS
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Apart from his formal legal qualifications Danie has also earned a degree in Streetwisdom from the School of Hard Knox
Well known Attorney and Businessman, who has an excellent knowledge of the fields of law in which we specialize.Many other attorneys and advocates regularly seek Danie’s advice on Insolvency matters. He is well known all over South Africa and handles insolvency matters and corporate structuring all over SA.Many Insolvency matters are referred to Danie by his colleagues and Auditors. Even Judges have often complemented Danie on his work.Danie is also a practical man and he knows the “trade secrets” and tactics of his business.
He is Involved with the training of Candidate Attorneys for the past nine years and he lectures Insolvency Law at LEAD (Legal Education and Development) under the hospice of The Law society at inter alia the University of Pretoria. Danie was previously the Principal owner of one of the Largest Independent Insurance Broking Houses in South Africa and he also owned a motorcar dealership. He took a few wrong business decisions and was personally sequestrated (and his Businesses Liquidated) at age 36, where after he re-planned his career. He thereafter started and finished his law studies at Unisa and established Danie Potgieter Attorneys in 1999, specializing in Insolvency Law, Trust Law and Corporate Structuring.In 1998, even before Danie’s Legal studies were completed, he wrote a book “Sekwestrasie – Wat Nou?”
Danie has over many years ventured into a lot of business enterprises (about 40 in total), as diverse as Direct Sales, a Motor vehicle dealership, Commodity Trading, Share Trading, the Clothing Industry, Property Investment (Commercial & Residential), writing and public speaking, to name just a few.At this moment, his only interest outside the Law is the management of a Commercial Property Portfolio.
Breyten practices at Danie Potgieter Attorneys since 2004. He obtained his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria and is a specialist attorney.Breyten has advanced experience in Insolvency law, corporate structuring, corporate rescue (both legal and commercial) as well as in Trust Law. His experience has been built up from ground level.
In a relatively short career span, Breyten has consulted with more than 2,000 clients consisting from small to large Companies and individuals.
Even before Breyten was admitted as a attorney, legal professionals would seek his advice and respected his opinion.
Breyten has writen an academic paper on the South African Economy and Insolvency Law, in which he researched ground braking reforms regarding certain aspects of the Insolvency Law.
Johann studied at the Univerisity of Pretoria and completed his LLB degree in 2011. He then enrolled at the Univerisity of Pretoria to complete his post graduate studies in insolvency law. Johann joined Danie Potgieter Attorneys at the beginning of 2013 and has added great value to our team.
During his studies, he quickly realized that he has an interest in insolvency law and related corporate law. He has been exposed to business from a young age and has a natural talent for it. Insolvency law encompasses a broad spectrum of law and his knowledge of and expertise in this area serves as a solid foundation in order to give accurate advice and assistance to his clients. Some of his specialties include (but is not limited to) sequestration, liquidation, rehabilitation and trust law.
In addition, he is also responsible for the drafting of various contracts as well as general and commercial litigation. He is very professional and provides uncompromised legal services to his clients, ensuring client satisfaction and peace of mind.