Meet The Team: Port Elizabeth Directors

Liesel Greyvenstein

Liesel Greyvenstein, who obtained her law (BComm LLB HDip Tax) degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the early 90s, is passionate about property and people.

A well-known and popular legal advisor within Port Elizabeth’s real estate sector, Liesel is not only an attorney but also a conveyancer, notary and tax specialist. 

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Accordingly, when she isn’t consulting, she’s likely to be liaising with home buyers, estate agents, bond originators and the banks. After completing her articles at Greyvensteins in 1997, Liesel was offered permanent employment at the prestigious firm. 

Twelve years later, she was appointed a director and shareholder of the company, a personal and career highlight. Explaining her commitment to the company, she says she trusts her partners implicitly and they work exceptionally well as a team. “I know it can never be as good anywhere else,” she says, with her warm smile. 

She has also won numerous awards over the years, including a coveted Nedbank Property Professional Young Lion Award, which recognises new generation thinking and ideas within the real estate sector. 

A member of the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA), the South African Law Society and various business-orientated and social clubs, this high-energy lady thrives on interacting with people who share her passion for the law. Motivated by success, which she defines as satisfying her clients’ needs, she is also driven by the pleasure of giving back to the community, hence her involvement with Reach for a Dream, Vistarus and her church. 

Regarding the future, her goals include inspiring and taking inspiration from her fellow directors and ensuring that the illustrious firm continues on its upward growth path.

Contact Liesel on 041 501 5552 or send an email to [email protected]

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Chris Nortier

Chris Nortier studied at The University of Stellenbosch where he obtained his B Comm degree.

He then furthered his studies at UNISA and added B Proc to his qualifications.

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Chris Nortier studied at The University of Stellenbosch where he obtained his B Comm degree.

He then furthered his studies at UNISA and added B Proc to his qualifications.

Chris was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1989 and ever since specialise in Property Law and related issues.

Contact Chris on 041 501 5536 or send an email to [email protected]

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Douglas Henney

Douglas became the first ‘coloured attorney’ to be admitted in the Free State, and is now a practicing attorney with more than 15 years experience in various fields of law.

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 Douglas commenced his career as a Magistrates Court litigator but soon became involved in property and land law, where he provided specialist services in a multitude of property and related disciplines, moving well beyond the traditional realm of conveyancing, and providing services in land development, rezoning, town and city planning, consolidation and subdivisions etc. 

 Douglas however branched out his specialization and provided labour services to client as well, acting as a part-time Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (Free State). 

 Douglas is one of the founding members of Phatshoane Henney Inc. a Black Empowered law firm, where Douglas holds the position of Director of the Property Department. 

 Douglas acts as a preferred service provider to large organizations such as ESKOM, ABSA, Glenrand and others, providing property related services. 

 Douglas also lectured as a part-time instructor to Candidate Attorneys in Road Accident Fund claims at the Free State School for Legal Practice of the Law Society of South Africa providing training for Candidate attorneys in preparation for their Attorneys Admissions examination. 

 Douglas has acted extensively as Legal Advisor to a number of government projects for provincial and national government departments, which include 9 Public Private Partnership infrastructure development projects in a number of sectors, land, legal and procurement reviews, empowerment advice and other advisory services. 

 He is also a member of the Free State Law Society’s examination panel for Notarial Practice and member of the Master of the High Court’s panel for Liquidators / Trustees, specializing in the management of insolvent estates and judicial management of companies in liquidation, interrogations in terms of the Insolvency Act, Companies Act and Closed Corporations Act, administration of estates in the agricultural sector.

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Moya Rossouw

Moya was born and raised in Port Elizabeth. She studied at Stellenbosch University, obtaining a BA Law degree in 1999. 

In 2001 she completed her LLB degree as an exchange student at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. 

Moya returned to Stellenbosch as a junior lecturer and finalised her LLM degree in Commercial Law in 2002. 

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Moya was born and raised in Port Elizabeth. She studied at Stellenbosch University, obtaining a BA Law degree in 1999. 

In 2001 she completed her LLB degree as an exchange student at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. 

Moya returned to Stellenbosch as a junior lecturer and finalised her LLM degree in Commercial Law in 2002. 

She was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 2005 and holds a Right of Appearance in the High Court of South Africa.

Moya pursued a legal career in Cape Town where she quickly rose through the ranks at several prominent law firms known for her expertise in Family Law.

She returned to her hometown of Port Elizabeth and joined Greyvensteins Inc. in 2013. Moya became an equity Director in 2016. 

She heads up the Greyvensteins Family Law Department and is also tasked with all litigation resulting from property or civil disputes flowing from the firm’s conveyancing department. 

Moya successfully completed the LSSA & LEAD Divorce Mediation training at the end of 2011 and until recently served as Chairperson of the South Eastern Dispute Resolution Association (SEDRA). She remains an active committee member of SEDRA. 

Moya also serves on the Cape Law Society's Alternative Dispute Resolution committee. She completed her UCT/ MiM Commercial Mediation training in 2016 and is a member of the MiM Association of Mediators.

She is passionate about promoting awareness about mediation as a user-friendly, flexible and cost effective alternative to litigation. 

Moya is also an active member of various business-orientated and social clubs in and around Port Elizabeth.

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Alan Els

After matriculating in Port Elizabeth Alan joined the South African Police Services. 

Alan immediately commenced his further studies obtaining his National Diploma in Police Administration and his LLB degree in 2001.

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 Alan commenced his professional career in Port Elizabeth. With his desire to achieve and after being admitted as a conveyancer in 2005, 

Alan was appointed as a Partner at his current firm specializing in conveyancing related matters. Alan remained as a Partner before joining Greyvensteins Attorneys as an Associate in their conveyancing department.

Contact Alan on 041 501 5517 or send an email to [email protected]

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