The Firm

Why we are different

• A Next Generation Law Firm

Miranda & Associates is a new breed of law firm, a firm of business lawyers for small and medium sized enterprises, providing tailored and integrated legal services across a wide range of practice areas. Miranda & Associates have abandoned the ivory tower and embraced simplicity and technology while avoiding unnecessary overheads. Miranda & Associates is built to provide smart, lightweight, flexible and client focused legal services

• Cost Certainty

You want great legal services at a reasonable and predictable price. We want to work with you to achieve your goals and focus on delivering results rather than chasing billable hours. If you want AAA office space and big boardrooms, we know lots of lawyers in large traditional law firms that would be happy to charge you for the privilege.

• Designed to Fit Your Needs

Whether you are a start-up, growing business, established organization or an entrepreneur with big dreams and bigger goals, Miranda & Associates is designed to fit your needs. When running a business, you need to be flexible, client focused and constantly evolving to meet the needs of your customers. Shouldn’t your law firm operate the same way?

• Client Meetings that Work for You

Life is busy and we don’t expect you to drop everything to visit our offices in the middle of your day. While we always like to meet in person, much of our work can be completed online, over email, the phone or video conference (Skype).

• We Keep Things Simple

There will always be a place in the world for traditional high cost law firms. We simply believe our clients prefer working with a law firm that embraces a different set of values. In the law firm world where feigned complexity is put on a pedestal, we’re here to challenge the status quo and demystify the practice of law with transformative legal services.

• Evolving to Meet Your Needs

Miranda & Associates is built from the ground up to embrace technology. We see it as a tool to improve service, not a threat to our business model.


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Keith Miranda – Partner

Keith is an entrepreneur at heart and in trade, has all the common (and not-so-common) start-up issues locked down, everything from entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection, shareholder’s rights and financial matters to website terms of use, employment agreements and more. So, Keith is somewhat of a startup insider.

Keith attained a B.Com (Law) and L.L.B degree from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), completed his Higher Diploma in Tax Law through the International Institute for Tax and Finance (IITF). Keith is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa with extensive knowledge in a number of practice areas, contributing to his expanded knowledge and unique experience.

Keith specialises in, inter alia, all aspects of Commercial Law (drafting, negotiating, vetting agreements), Commercial Litigation, Corporate Tax Law, Insurance law, Trust Law and Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration). His commercial knowledge and prior litigation experience assists clients to adopt a more practical approach to negotiations.

Apart from focusing on commercial law, Keith is an accomplished litigator and an expert in all aspects of labour law, appearing frequently in disciplinary hearings (on behalf of clients or as chairperson), the bargaining council and the CCMA.

Matt Smit – Associate

Matt completed his L.L.B degree at the University of South Africa while working as an estate agent. He thereafter spent seven years under the mentorship of Harold Smit, a seasoned litigator, where he acquired a thorough understanding of High Court Litigation, especially in the areas of the National Credit Act, The Companies Act and Insolvency Law with a particular emphasizes on Business Rescue.

Knowing the industry from the inside-out, he currently advises some of South Africa’s biggest real estate companies on a variety of Property Law matters including Commercial and Residential Property related disputes, Conveyancing transactions, launching of new developments and mediation between purchasers and sellers. He is a life-long learner who continues to study the needs of buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and agents alike.

His down-to-earth nature and genuine interest in SMEs makes Miranda & Associates an obvious choice and natural fit. Matt is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa with a passion for Real Estate. He debunks the myth of stiff upper lip lawyers and makes the law approachable and fun.

Matt enjoys working with people and making a difference in their lives, his loyalty and devotion has turned many clients into friends.

Charmaine Albertyn – Associate

I completed my LLB degree at Unisa in November 2014.  In 2015 I completed a full time legal training course approved by the law society of the Northern provinces. In July 2015 I entered into a contract of articles of clerkship with Miranda & Associates where I acquired experience in litigious matters, Magistrates’ Court and High Court practice.

In addition to my experience with litigious matters, I have also acquired experience in divorce law, registration of mortgage bond as well as the drafting, considering and settling of Deeds of Trusts and Last Wills and Testaments. On 12 May 2017 I was admitted as an attorney and continue to practice in the aforementioned fields of law.

Nikita De Pontes – Candidate Attorney

I obtained my LLB degree in 2015 and LLM in International Commercial Law in 2016 at the University of Johannesburg. I was appointed as a Candidate attorney at Miranda & Associates in April 2017. I look forward to gaining valuable knowledge and practical experience through my articles at Miranda & Associates.