Our People

Managing Attorney

Lorette Janse van Rensburg


Lorette completed her B.Comm(Law) LL.B degrees at the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education in Potchefstroom during 1995. Lorette joined Sasol Chemical Industries in 1996 as a contract manager and during her time at Sasol, completed her MBA-degree part-time.

During 2001 Lorette joined Standard Bank and in 2004 completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation through UNISA. She gained a vast amount of commercial and corporate experience at both Sasol and Standard Bank.

Lorette left the corporate world to go into private practice and did her articles at Deirdre Pieterse Attorneys, a firm which specialized in Taxation Law only and in July 2006 joined Petzer, du Toit & Ramulifho to manage the conveyancing department and specialize in Commercial Law. Lorette was admitted as a Conveyancer and Notary Public on 12 February 2007 and has Right of Appearance in the High Court of South Africa.

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Legal Assistant

Jaco Strauss

Jaco completed his B.Proc degree at the University of Pretoria during 1998.

After completing his articles Jaco spent 6 years at Versfeld’s attorneys in Midrand in their litigation department. He moved to Rooth & Wessels Inc in 2003 and joined their litigation and debt collection department where he gained extensive experience in both High Court and Magistrates Court litigation on behalf of banks, commercial clients and correspondents. He joined the litigation department of Petzer, Du Toit and Ramulifho in May 2009. He has been involved with and represented banks, parastatals, airlines as well as other large corporate clients with success in numerous matters. He also represents an international seed company locally in both their litigation and commercial matters. Jaco has a keen interest in aviation and aviation law.

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