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The Origin Story
Maree van den Berg Attorneys was borne from a partnership between Dawid Maree and Johann van den Berg. The two attorneys total a wealth of 40 years’ experience in legal practice, which they use to provide services that speak to the best interest of their clients no matter the case.
To be the preferred provider of legal solutions by offering legal services that are effective, creative, and cost-effective.
Our professional history
BLC LLB Attorney
Dawid graduated the University of Pretoria with his BLC degree in 1986, and again in 1987 with his LLB. He spent 25 years in partnership with Smit & Maree Attorneys in Polokwane, and is one of the founding members of Maree van den Berg Attorneys.
Dawid held positions as Commissioner of Small Claims Court, Chairman of Rural Development and Local Government Portfolio of District Agricultural Union, Co-chairperson of Local Government Provincial Agricultural Union, and Chairman of Local Government Rural Development Portfolio – Local Farmers’ Union.
His areas of specialization include agricultural law and rural development law, local government law and public finance management, land claims, land tenure rights, establishment of community property associations, criminal litigation in both the magistrates and high court, contracts law, and tax law. In his spare time Dawid is a game farmer and breeder.
Johann vd Berg
Johann obtained his LLB degree from the University of South Africa, and served his articles at Smit & Maree Attorneys.
Johann worked as a legal advisor before attending a prescribed legal training program offered by the Law Society of South Africa, is an admitted attorney of the high court of South Africa, and holds various certificates in Health and Safety, with focus on Mining Health and Safety, and Occupational Health and Safety.
Tariro obtained his LLB degree from the University of South Africa, and served his articles at Conrad Kruger Attorneys Incorporated. He completed prescribed Practical Legal Training (PLT) conducted by the Law Society of South Africa, under auspices of the University of Limpopo.
Tariro holds certificates in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, and a post-graduate certificate in Pension Funds Management. He is also a student member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Arno is currently studying towards his LLB degree with the University of South Africa. His areas of interest include family law, regulatory compliance, corporate and commercial law.