On 1 September 1999 M.C. (Tiaan) van der Berg opened a small one man legal practice in Sunnyside, Pretoria in the boardroom of his colleague and friend Werner Prinsloo's office.
On the same date Tiaan started a career of six years at the University of Pretoria (Tuks) as Senior Lecturer teaching amongst other legal subjects, Deeds and Notarial Practice, Civil Procedure as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution. This strong academic background in Property Law together with skills in both Civil Procedural Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution gave Tiaan the necessary legal knowledge to build M.C. van der Berg Incorporated into one of the most respected conveyancing practices in Pretoria.
During 2004, now co-director Sonja du Toit joined the firm as a professional assistant. Sonja, who passed both her degrees Cum Laude and with top honors, brought a lot of additional intellectual capacity to the firm.
Nicole Alberts joined the firm in 2007 and was appointed as director on 1 January 2018. Ramona Michael joined the firm in 2015 and was appointed as director on 1 January 2018.
From the outset it was envisaged that not only will M.C. van der Berg Incorporated be value driven but also that it will be unique in every sense of the word.
As a core value we embrace the principle that 'all people matter', or like the German philosopher Immanuel Kant said 'Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.'
We apply this principle to our clients, our service providers, our employees and their families. We endeavour to give each client personal attention and acknowledgment as we believe it to be central to our core value.
Proper and regular feedback, contextualised information, timeous and anticipated requests, accessibility, and professional drive powered by up to date knowledge as well as buckets full of grace (and the acknowledgement thereof) are the cornerstones of our success.
We invite you to afford us the opportunity to provide you with an attorney–client experience that will surprise you.
We are looking forward to meet you over a cup of the best coffee in town!