Ferdinand Hartzenberg has been practicing law for more than 20 years as an admitted attorney and for his own account since 1999. Despite being exposed to the High Court on a permanent basis since 1991 his field of expertise ranges from commercial and litigation work to property law and the structuring of new and existing enterprises nationally and internationally.
Hartzenberg Inc was established with a vision to serve clients with the most effective legal representation possible, based on its core values of ‘excellence, passion and integrity’.
Hartzenberg Inc builds long term client relationships aimed at ensuring all clients, irrespective of size, are treated equally, with dignity and respect. Through a broad range of legal expertise, the firm is uniquely poised to offer personal service to individuals and corporate entities alike.
The firm understands the value of interpersonal interaction to fully understand the needs of its clients. The broad range of clients is testament to the reach of the firm across all aspects of the law. From commercial and civil litigation to strategic and creative legal advice, Hartzenberg Inc will ensure an optimal outcome as best legally possible.
Hartzenberg formed part of the legal team that represented the international diva – Mimi Coertze – in her divorce action and also further formed part of the legal team that was appointed by the late Dr. Louis Luyt to handle the application with regards to the IRB’s use of rugby stadiums in South Africa for the 1995 World Cup tournament.
Hartzenberg Inc. has acted for various parastatal companies such as the Meat Board, the Potato Board and the State Theatre, drawing on knowledge of administrative law. Hartzenberg Inc has a reputation for ‘defending the underdog’, without incurring excessive legal costs.
The firm has successfully represented sports celebrities, business celebrities, medium and large corporate entities as well as private individuals in matters ranging from inter-personal agreements, property conveyancing, personal and corporate contractual negotiations to tax law and property development advisory services. Clients such as Union Caterers, Kapama Private Game Reserve (an international leisure company), Kololo Private Game Reserve and General Airways. Various international and national sports personalities include Bryan Habana, the late Joost van der Westhuizen and Amor Vittone, Tappe Henning, Bakkies Botha, Victor Mattfield, Wynand Olivier, Jesse Kriel, Chiliboy Ralepele and Lizo Qoboka.
Ferdi has a personal passion for South African music, through which he established the firm’s reputation as a ‘go-to firm’ for South African musicians and artists. Representing clients such as the national Mrs. South Africa competition where he assisted in the protection of their image and intellectual property. He also advised artists such as Klopjag, Anton Botha, Kobus Muller, Jan Blohm and Arno Jordaan in order to negotiate and enter into their recording contracts and to protect the intellectual property. Prior to his move to Hollywood, Neil Sandilands, better known as the villain ‘The Thinker’ on the popular superhero series ‘The Flash’ was also a client of Hartzenberg.
Ferdi Hartzenberg has the right to appear in the High Court and is currently appointed as a Commissioner of the Small Claims Courts for Bela Bela, Bronkhorstspruit and Pretoria. He currently serves as a member of the Military Veterans Appeal Board and is a trustee of the Bryan Habana Foundation. He has also acted as a Judge in the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria.
Director (B Com LLB)
Ferdinand Hartzenberg has been practicing law for more than 20 years as an admitted attorney and for his own account since 1999. Ferdi has been exposed to the High Court on a permanent basis since 1991 with his field of expertise ranging from commercial and litigation work to property law and the structuring of new and existing enterprises nationally and internationally.
Hartzenberg that has the right to appear in the High Court is currently appointed as a Commissioner of the Small Claims Courts for Bela Bela, Bronkhorstspruit and Pretoria. He currently serves as a member of the Military Veterans Appeal Board and is a trustee of the Bryan Habana Foundation. He has also acted as a Judge in the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria.
Ferdi has attracted local and international clients ranging from business leaders to celebrity entertainers and sports stars through his dynamic and passionate approach to the needs of the client.
Professional Assistant (LLB)
Ian obtained his LLB law degree in 2015 at the North West University: Potchefstroom. He commenced his articles at Fuchs Roux Incorporated which laid the foundation of his knowledge in conveyancing. He completed his articles at Hartzenberg Inc. and was admitted as an attorney in 2017. Ian obtained extensive knowledge in commercial law, conveyancing, general litigation and family law and endeavours to expand the commercial department of Hartzenberg Inc.
AssociateVita Wilkens has been a practicing attorney since 2000. Since 2002 she has been involved with various property developments as conveyancer including the registration of sectional title schemes in the Deeds Registries Office. In 2009 she enrolled for the degree Master in Science in Town & Regional Planning at the University of Pretoria where she has completed all the relevant subjects. This was followed by the Master of Science in Real Estate in the Department of Construction Economics at the University of Pretoria where she obtained the degree in 2018. The title of her dissertation in part completion of the degree was “A comparative study of the professionalisation of the Sectional Title Industry in South Africa”. She plans to commence with her PhD studies in 2019 of which the topic will deal with sectional title. In 2014 she also completed the Advanced Certificate in Construction Adjudication in which all matters relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution were extensively dealt with. Since 2012 she was appointed as a full time lecturer in the Department of Construction Economics and lectures various modules in Real Estate as well as Property Law, the Law of Leases and Construction Contract Law. Since 2017 she has been appointed as the program leader for the BSc Real Estate and BSc Honors in Real Estate. She also lectures extensively at various short courses which includes the Program for the Commercial Property Practitioner (CCPP) which is endorsed by SAPOA as well as the Advanced Course in Shopping Centre Leadership (ACSCL) as endorsed by the South African Council of Shopping Centers (SACSC). She is also currently developing an Introductory Program in Sectional Title Management as well as an Intermediate Program in Sectional Title Management to be presented and these programs are being developed in collaboration with the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) and are also endorsed by them.
LG du Plooy
LG grew up in Pretoria and obtained a B.Com LLB degree at the North-West University of Potchefstroom. He started at the firm in 2016 and has been working and gaining experience in on almost every field of the law. He enjoys a challenge and is not afraid to fight for his clients. LG can quickly analyse any case and has the ability to easily find a way to solve any problem.
William was born in Pretoria in 1994. He is currently completing his articles after having obtained his B Comm LLB at the North West University. William is obtaining extensive knowledge in the liquidation process, litigation, entertainment law and commercial law. Besides gaining extensive knowledge of the law, in his leisure time he endeavours to extend his knowledge of history, firearms, fishing, and wildlife.