Van Der Hoff Cloete Inc. opened its doors for business in July 1998. Established by Stefan van der Hoff (initially as a single practitioner) the firm expanded into a litigation, commercial, and conveyancing practice. Van Der Hoff Cloete Inc. is a dynamic, progressive multifaceted legal practice of attorneys, notaries, and conveyancers committed to rendering comprehensive services to a broad band of individuals and corporate clients. We believe that everyone is entitled to the best service possible, and therefore we offer practical, effective solutions to the problems and needs of our clients.
In order to ensure that our clients receive the best, dynamic, progressive legal services we can possibly offer, we are proud to present our professional and very capable staff members.
STEFAN VAN DER HOFF
BackgroundStefan van der Hoff, proud founder of Van Der Hoff Cloete Inc., obtained his B.Com. LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. Before completing his candidate attorneyship at Haasbroek & Boezaart Attorneys in Pretoria, he was employed by the Road Accident Fund.
Stefan was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court as notary and conveyancer in 1997. Before commencing practice in his own name (in 1998), he also practised as an associate with Van Ryneveld Seforo Attorneys in the West Rand.
Stefan gained experience in High Court and Magistrate’s Court Litigation, involving Banking Law, Insurance Law, Family Law and Motor Vehicle Accidents Law and Property and Commercial Law.
BackgroundPieter Cloete first obtained his B.Com (Law) degree, from the University of Pretoria, in 1992. Three years later Pieter also received his LLB degree from the same University. Pieter was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court and Conveyancer, and Notary in 1998. In 2004, he completed his Masters degree in Tax and Company Law (UNISA). In 2012, Pieter obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (UFS) and a Certificate in Corporate Law (UNISA) in 2013.
Pieter was employed by the Road Accident fund from 1993 to 1995 (the last two years as assistant-manager). After starting his candidate attorneyship at Tim du Toit Inc., in Pretoria in 1996, Pieter joined Rossouws Attorneys in Johannesburg, where he served as an associate until 1999. He then served as Director of Frans Schutte Inc., before joining Nalane Manaka & Smith Inc., in 2002, as managing director.
Pieter joined Van Der Hoff Cloete Inc., in 2004 as a Director. He gained expertise in both High Court and Magistrate’s Court litigation involving Banking Law, Insurance Law, Family Law, Contractual Law, Expropriation Law, and Mining Law. Pieter has extensive experience in all fields of commercial transactions and registrations, including bonds, transfers, companies, trusts (as notary and conveyancer – registered in both Johannesburg and Pretoria), drafting of contracts, debt collection, Labour Law, Criminal Law as well as Tax Law.
BackgroundWilmarene Schoeman obtained a LLB degree from the North West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in 2012.
She completed her candidate attorneyship with S.T. Oosthuysen Attorneys, and is an admitted Attorney of the High Court, with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.
She completed the Practical Legal Training Course in 2013, adding to her legal training in all aspects of the law.
Wilmarene joined the team of Van der Hoff Cloete Inc. in January 2019 as a professional assistant.
Wilmarene Schoeman has obtained a vast amount of experience in Criminal Law and Family law. She obtained experience in High Court and Magistrate’s Court litigation involving Commercial Law, Family Law, Deceased Estates Law and Contractual Law as well as all fields of Debt Collecting.
She further has experience with regards to Liquor Licence Applications, as well as contractual disputes. Her experience extends to the drafting of contracts, rendering of opinions and providing services relating thereto.
BackgroundBernardine obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (specialising in Law) degree from the University of South Africa in 2013 and her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2017.
Bernardine commenced her articles at HW Theron Inc. Attorneys in June 2017, and was admitted as an attorney on 21 October 2019, after which she was appointed as a Professional Assistant, attending to General Litigation, Labour Law matters, Third Party Claims and Personal Injury matters.
Bernardine completed the Practical Legal Training Course presented by L.E.A.D in 2018, adding to her legal training in all aspects of the law.
Bernardine joined the Van Der Hoff Cloete Inc. team in January 2020 as a professional assistant.
Bernardine has obtained experience in Magistrate’s Court and Regional Court litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Administration of Deceased Estates, Contractual Law and Labour Law, attending to all IR matters, CCMA and Bargaining Council representation.