Most importantly, our attorneys have achieved the highest academic credentials, have earned the respect of our colleagues, have broad legal experience, and are committed to excellence in legal services subject to the strictest professional ethics. As a result, we deliver top-notch legal services that one would expect from only the biggest law firms. Our long-standing relationship with many of our clients attests to the calibre of legal services rendered by ourselves to the satisfaction of each of our clients.
From our firm's inception, the directors have made it a priority to be accessible to clients.
Though a boutique law firm focusing primarily on its corporate practice, Bouwer & Olivier Inc is able to assist clients with almost any aspect of a legal nature through our strategic alliances and network of referral service providers with whom we have long-standing relationships.
At Bouwer & Olivier Inc we are committed to serving each of our client's best interest. We believe that there is no better way to run a practice than to provide diligent and efficient representation of the client's best interests, every single day.
BROAD BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENTBouwer & Olivier Inc is a recognised Value Added Supplier. In addition, Bouwer & Olivier Inc has been verified as a Level 4 B-BBEE contributor with a B-BBEE Procurement Recognition Level of 100%.
ORGANIZATION & DEPARTMENT HEADSWhen necessary, we use the skills of lawyers from across our different practice areas who work as a team to provide clients with a fully integrated service.
Bouwer & Olivier Inc consists of 2 Directors, 1 Senior Associate, 1 Articled clerk and a number of support staff employees.
B.A. LL.B. (University of Stellenbosch)
Bismarck Olivier was previously a director of Bezuidenhout van Zyl & Associates Inc ("BVZ") with whom he commenced articles in 1992. He then became a Senior Associate and was appointed as director of BVZ thereafter until he, together with Michiel Bouwer, decided to establish Bouwer & Olivier Inc.
Experience and areas of speciality, to name but a few, include:
LL.B. (cum laude) (North-West University, Potchefstroom)
Michiel Bouwer was a Senior Associate of BVZ from July 2011 until Bouwer & Olivier Inc was established and was appointed as a director of Bouwer & Olivier Inc since its inception. He obtained his LLB degree cum laude at the North-West University, Potchefstroom and also received the award as the best final year LLB student.
He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Corporate Law at the University of South Africa with focus on Corporate Governance and the new Companies Act.
He practises as an attorney in the corporate commercial department and specializes in:-
LL.B. (University of Johannesburg)
Leanne Furstenburg holds an LLB degree which she obtained at the University of Johannesburg in 2009. After completing her articles under the guidance of Bismarck Olivier and passing the Board Exams with exemption, she was admitted as an attorney in 2012. Leanne’s legal acumen and attention to detail have made her a formidable asset in commercial litigation matters.
B.Com LL.B. (Nort-West University, Potchefstroom)
Lindi Vlietstra obtained both a B.Com and LLB degree from the North West University, Potcherfstroom where after she joined Bouwer & Olivier Inc as candidate attorney under the supervision of Bismarck Olivier. She has a keen interest in family and commercial law, Magistrates and High Court Litigation.
EFFICIENCYLike our clients, we are entrepreneurs. We have managed to build a law firm which we believe will continue to grow and prosper for many years to come. We understand many of the challenges and joys of building and managing a business like the clients whom we represent.