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About us

Our Difference - We focus on results, not time!

O’Reilly Law was born out of an entrepreneurial desire to offer a more human legal services experience. We wish to make commercial law services more accessibly and ultimately, be a legal champion to the vibrant and inspiring community of South African SME’s, Entrepreneurs and Growth Companies.

 

FOCUS ON RESULTS, NOT TIME.

 

Cost certainty and transparency is what we are all about. We steer away from the traditional billable hour and offer our clients a range of pricing options to suit their needs, always providing complete clarity on legal costs. We are an OUTCOME-BASED law firm and the result is as important to us in determining our fee as it is to you. Where possible, we stay within a fixed fee per project model. We are, however, always open to designing a payment model that works for both parties.

 

TECH-DRIVEN.

 

We strive to always be on the forefront of legal technology and innovation. We recognize the need for business lawyers to be as tech-savvy as their clients and will constantly research, adopt and add new legal tech developments that increase our productivity and efficiency,  ensuring the benefit is transferred to you.

 

COMMITMENT TO YOU.

 

We’re committed to helping you create value and to build businesses that have the potential to change the world.

Our Difference - We focus on results, not time!

O’Reilly Law was born out of an entrepreneurial desire to offer a more human legal services experience. We wish to make commercial law services more accessibly and ultimately, be a legal champion to the vibrant and inspiring community of South African SME’s, Entrepreneurs and Growth Companies.

 

FOCUS ON RESULTS, NOT TIME.

 

Cost certainty and transparency is what we are all about. We steer away from the traditional billable hour and offer our clients a range of pricing options to suit their needs, always providing complete clarity on legal costs. We are an OUTCOME-BASED law firm and the result is as important to us in determining our fee as it is to you. Where possible, we stay within a fixed fee per project model. We are, however, always open to designing a payment model that works for both parties.

 

TECH-DRIVEN.

 

We strive to always be on the forefront of legal technology and innovation. We recognize the need for business lawyers to be as tech-savvy as their clients and will constantly research, adopt and add new legal tech developments that increase our productivity and efficiency,  ensuring the benefit is transferred to you.

 

COMMITMENT TO YOU.

 

We’re committed to helping you create value and to build businesses that have the potential to change the world.

Jack O’Reilly (LLB), Director - Corporate & Commercial Lawyer

Our founding director, Jack O’Reilly (LLB UFS), has over 10 years’ post-qualification experience that allows him to offer his clients the necessary legal advice, guidance, and tools they need to build successful businesses. He gained this valuable experience while working at reputable law firms focusing on commercial litigation and corporate and commercial transactional work.

Jack began his legal career at Symington and De Kok Attorneys in 2010 (a mid-large full-service law firm), where he practiced as a litigation attorney. He refined his corporate finance and commercial law skills when, in January 2017, he joined a prestigious boutique corporate finance and commercial law firm in Cape Town.

Inspired by the change-makers he has worked with over the years, Jack dared to take his own entrepreneurial leap, founding O’Reilly Law on 1 September 2018.

He is extremely passionate when it comes to all things commercial law and loves working with the visionaries of the world. He advises SMEs, Entrepreneurs, and Growth Companies that want to change the lives of the people in their communities, make a meaningful impact in South Africa and dare to think globally.

Jack handles everything from business formation, intellectual property protection, employee incentivization to acquisitions and disposals, as well as all stages of business funding and restructuring. With his commercial litigation background, he thrives when presented with the opportunity to help clients resolve commercial disputes and finding pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to complex business challenges.

When not at the office, he enjoys reading non-fiction, spending time with his wife and their two miniature schnauzers, and exploring the Cape Winelands with friends and family.

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Alexis Levor (BA LLB), Associate - Corporate & Commercial Lawyer

Alexis joined the team as commercial law and regulatory compliance lawyer in 2019.

She brings on board a diverse range of cross-jurisdictional work experience and skills. After graduating from UCT with a BA LLB, on the Dean’s Merit List and as the top Intellectual Property Law student, Alexis started her career at a tier 1 Pan African corporate firm. She then worked for Philip Morris International as legal counsel for Southern and Eastern Africa before embarking on her international work experience in Europe and the Middle East.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Alexis worked as the group legal counsel for an emerging FinTech company operating across Africa, UK and Asia.

She has a keen interest and skill in intellectual property and data privacy law and enjoys helping clients formalise business relationships and meticulously navigate industry-specific red tape when drafting commercial agreements, terms and conditions, and corporate policy documents.

Her work product and professional approach is to consistently strive towards the punctual delivery of well-drafted and bespoke advice and adding consistent value to her clients and their businesses.

On the weekends you can find her at a braai, meditating, up a mountain, or on the beach.

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Laikin Kroukamp (LLB), Associate - Conveyancer & Property Lawyer

Laikin completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) whilst conducting her articles at a reputable law firm and was admitted as both an Attorney and Conveyancer in 2019.

She joined O’Reilly Law in 2020 and specializes in property law with specific focus on transfers and bonds in respect of conventional property and sectional title units and all aspects related thereto. Laikin is also responsible for conducting legal updates for estate agents in several agencies and presents such sessions with exceptional quality.

Other areas of expertise include litigation and dispute resolution, drafting and reviewing operational agreements, and preparing property law-related legal opinions.

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Alida Hartzenberg (BCOM LLB), Consultant, Property Law Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary

Alida Hartzenberg studied at the University of Kwazulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg where she graduated with a B.Com and LLB degree. After completing her Articles of Clerkship she was admitted as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public on the 7th March 1988. Working for various law firms in Pietermaritzburg she gained a wealth of experience in different fields of Law ranging from High Court litigation, Deceased Estates, Matrimonial Work, Notarial work, Property Law and Conveyancing. Her passion has always been property-related work which she specialized in acting for developers, estate agents, banks and individual sellers and purchasers, attending to residential and commercial developments, share block schemes, subdivisions and consolidations, opening sectional title registers and sectional and conventional transfers, registration of mortgage and notarial bonds, servitudes and leases. Alida has always enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with others and has taught the legal secretaries at the Business College and the Candidate Attorneys on behalf of the Law Society in Pietermaritzburg. In her spare time Alida enjoys walking in Nature, attending live shows such as theatre, ballet, operas and musicals and spending time with family and friends. She also tries to support charities which help to educate children and provide support to vulnerable women. She is a member of The Soroptimist International Cape of Good Hope Club. Connect with us

Zubeida Campbell, Paralegal & Executive Assistant

Zubeida is qualified paralegal and became a member of O’Reilly Law during November 2018. She was appointed as an executive assistant to Jack O’Reilly.

Prior to joining O’Reilly Law and equipped with a second qualification in Public Relations from CPUT, Zubeida held various administrative and client facing roles, which includes experience in the hospitality, financial services, telecommunications as well as the events industries.

She is the administrative heart of the firm, seeing to the on-boarding and care of new clients, manages the firm’s creditors and debtors and ensures the office runs like a well-oiled machine. Administratively strong, she has also taken on a pro-active role seeing to company secretarial tasks, helping clients register new companies, trusts and non-profit organisations, draw up share certificates and attend to CIPC amendments.

With a passion for animals (and being an active volunteer at the Animal Anti-Cruelty League) she enjoys outdoor activities like mountain-hiking with her human and canine family, couch-time with a novel, DIY arts and crafts projects and most of all a spontaneous road-trip exploring the Greater Cape Town with her family and friends.

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Carmen Fourie, Consultant and Employment Relations Advisor

Carmen has a BCom Managerial Sciences Degree obtained from the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Industrial Psychology, Entrepreneurship and Innovative Management.

She also obtained a BCom Industrial Psychology Honours degree (Cum Laude).

She is currently completing her MCom in Industrial Psychology (and will be in the top 10% of all Master’s students in South Africa).

Her thesis is the development of a competency model for small business owners in South Africa, wherein she has developed a comprehensive list of the behaviours that make small business owners successful and what success means to them.

From 2016 – 2019 and with her clear passion for people and business, Carmen has been working full time as a senior employment relations consultant at prestigious labour consultancies, all while providing adhoc class lecturing and mentoring of students at the University of Stellenbosch.

Carmen has chaired over a 1000 disciplinary hearings, perfected all employment relations documents and agreements, built systems and procedures for effective employee training and development and succesfully facilitated, from an employment relations perspective, the merger of 5 medium sized enterpises (without needing to retrench a single employee). All of which have helped her build her good reputation and credibility with the CCMA and various unions.

When not working, her focus is on personal and professional development and all things ‘sustainability’ – with a focus on the natural environment, her physical and mental wellbeing and contributions to the local economy and community.

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