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, financial / funding matters, to website terms of use, employment law related issue and more. So, Keith is somewhat of a start-up insider so well suited to assist your new business or SME.

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 over 10 years of post-qualification experience, 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, 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. Commercial clients in the construction and mining industry have exposed Keith to mining right acquisition, offtake agreements, shareholder (including South African Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment “B-BBEE” requirements), debt and security structures in the construction, mining, and commodities space.

Keith’s commercial clients over the years have included several private equity investors and sovereign wealth funds which places him in the best position to assist your already established and high growth business.

Matt Smit – Partner

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 emphasis 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.

Harold Smit – Associate

Harold is an admitted Legal Practitioner with Right of appearance in the High Court. During his career he spent most of his time with High Court Litigation and specifically Liquidations and Insolvency Law, Credit law and the Enforcement of agreements. He also has a lot of experience with Family Law and mediation as well as the other routes that can be adopted to Resolve Disputes.

He is presently busy with the Administration of Deceased Estates and advises clients on the drafting of Wills and Estate Duty. He is very health conscious and took part in numerous Marathons. He spends a lot of time with the mediation of Disputes and is a keen Golfer.

Adrian Carvalho – Associate

Adrian joined Miranda and Associates in 2019 and currently and heads up the Litigation Department. He further expanded his areas of practice to insurance law and commercial litigation and is also responsible for various Client portfolios within our Firm. Adrian is passionate about law and has an analytical mind and a natural ability to look beyond the obvious to seek out legal solutions to the benefit of the Client.

Tishana Maharaj – Candidate Attorney

I attained a B.Com (Law) degree in 2018 and a L.L.B degree in 2020 from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). In June 2021 I had completed a legal training course approved by LEAD. I was appointed as a Candidate Attorney at Miranda & Associates in January 2021. I am avid to further my knowledge and gain practical experience through my articles of clerkship at Miranda & Associates.

It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela.

TheTeam

Kirana Rampersadh – PA, Conveyancing Secretary

Luzarne De Canha – Senior Conveyancing Secretary

Santie Cramer – Senior Conveyancing Secretary

Cindy Gerber – Senior Conveyancing Secretary

Toinette van der Merwe – Bookkeeper

Lebo Maluleke – Receptionist

 

Pricing

We Price to build relationships

Payment That Works for You

Unexpected legal bills can be incredibly frustrating. It can also erode trust in our relationship. So, when it comes to pricing, we let you choose how we bill you for legal services. We will work to find a pricing model that works for you.

You Choose How We Bill

Choose from our regular hourly billing, fixed-fee legal services menu or let us give you a project fee based on your business needs. We want you to know your legal costs from the outset.

NEW BUSINESS PACKAGE

There’s nothing easy about founding a new startup. But that doesn’t mean the legal aspects should slow you down. The new business package is well suited for the solo entrepreneur or multiple shareholders looking to get things off on the right foot.

GROWING BUSINESS PACKAGE

If you are an established Company, a growing startup, or another small business, you should consider how the law impacts what you do day-to-day. Being proactive rather than reactive to legal issues will always be a better approach.

EMPLOYMENT LAW PACKAGE

When most Companies say they are worried about employing someone for the first time they actually mean they are worried about being able to dismiss people they have employed! Being proactive rather than reactive to employment issues will always be a better approach.

 

Blog

Off the Record Advice
18-07-2016

WHY A GROWING BUSINESS REQUIRES A LAWYER

After you have owned your own business for a while, you know how to run it. You’ve probably done everything from answering the phones to hiring a general manager, and you can justly claim to know your business inside and out, in general and in detail. In case there’s any operation you can’t personally undertake,... Read More

15-06-2016

What to Know When Hiring a Lawyer

There are two professionals every business will need early on, an accountant and a lawyer. The reason for hiring a business attorney may not, however, be so apparent. A good business lawyer will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business. It goes without saying that there will be legal considerations with starting... Read More

13-06-2016

DOES YOUR START-UP NEED A LAWYER

Hiring and working with a lawyer is often confusing and daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. But when you’re starting a business, it’s crucial. With the right expertise on your side, you can feel confident you’ve got your legal ducks in a row as you’re getting down to business. 1. What should start-up... Read More

 

Contact

Contact Details

E: info@mirandalaw.co.za

Johannesburg Branch

T: +27 (11) 463 1142
Ground Floor, Building 5,
Parc Nicol Office Park,
3001 William Nicol Drive,
Bryanston. Johannesburg

Cape Town Branch

Tel: (021) 830 5232
Spaces Century City,
No.1 Bridgeway Road,
Bridgeways Precinct,
Century City, Cape Town, 7441