André is a director in the commercial and estate division of Neumann van Rooyen inc. and is intimately involved in the firm’s management. He currently assists in strengthening the firm through his active involvement in management and the nurturing of client relationships with the firm.
André was awarded the Free State Law Society award for the best candidate attorney student in his third year and was admitted as one of the Free State’s youngest attorneys, notaries and conveyancers in 1995. For André, unlocking the inherent value of property and understanding the real rights afforded by property ownership are central to the identification of problems and offering of solutions to clients, and irrespective of the size of the transaction, these issues must first and foremost be understood. He firmly believes that estate planning should follow a clear inheritance and legacy strategy, which is much broader than merely drafting a will, assessing taxation implications and calculation of cash flow needs.
For André, quality of service, a strong work ethic and his reputation, is what matters most. Working closely with colleagues in various departments, Andre is able to uphold high standards of service and provide exceptional solutions to his clients, making him a much sought-after specialist. André is an ornithologist and a hiker and often spends weekends in the Drakensberg enjoying nature with his wife and three daughters. He has also been a councillor for Matjhabeng City Council since 2000 and serves on various school, and community boards.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Notary Public of the High Court of South Africa
Legal Practice Council
City Councillor Matjhabeng Municipality since 2000
Councillor Lejweleputswa District Municipality 2004-2009
Crown Financial Ministry Vice-President for Africa since 2011 and currently serving as Ministry Expansion Officer
School Governing Board (various) since 1998
House of Hope Ambassador since 2012
Lecturing & speaking engagements:
Black Economic Empowerment Landscape & Solutions
Personal Financial Stewardship
Biblical Business Principles
Honours & awards:
Free State Law Society award for the best Candidate Attorney student in his third year