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About us

Morné and Tania Schaëfer established Schaëfer Attorneys during 1999. Their personal attention and commitment to their clients as well as their interest in property investments and developments have resulted in them specializing in the delivery of legal services in the property market.

Schaëfer Attorneys are well known in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding areas as the preferred attorney for property developments and the opening of sectional title registers and hybrid schemes. They have registered thousands of developed units and further offer a variety of legal services such, as but not limited to, the registration of property transfers, the registration of mortgage bonds, all other related property transactions, the registration of marriage contracts, drafting of sale agreements, drafting of wills, administration of deceased estates, the sale of commercial buildings and general litigation.

They also offer Notarial services which include the authentication of legal documents, accepted overseas and in South Africa, the registration of servitudes, and all other notarial documents. As property developers themselves, they are known for the delivery of outstanding developed properties under the name and style of SCHAËFER DEVELOPMENTS.

Morné and Tania Schaëfer were both born and raised in Port Elizabeth and as a result thereof and due to their love for the city and its people their Port Elizabeth-based firm has grown successfully in the number of clients they serve on a daily basis. As a result of their diligence and professionalism, they have also gained the trust of many role players in the property market such as estate agents and property developers. Schaëfer Attorneys serve on the panel of attorneys for all the major financial institutions/banks and have great performance records to assist their clients with the registration of mortgage bonds. They boast a strong professional team consisting of Conveyancers, Attorneys, and Notaries and have a panel of highly competent, well-trained Conveyancing assistants to ensure that all clients’ needs are handled swiftly and professionally.

This boutique legal firm is based on integrity and strong family values and their hands-on approach means that many of their clients are return clients. Morné and Tania Schaëfer invite you to contact them for property advice and promise to deliver the service they are known for.

Meet The Team

Morné Schaëfer

Director, Attorney

B.Juris LLB


Tania Schaëfer

Director, Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary Public

B.Juris LLB


Elsabé Dicks

Associate, Conveyancing Attorney



Sonja Ungerer

Associate, Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary Public.

B.com Law, LLB(NMMU)


Marisa Muller

Associate, Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary Public



Leonie Viviers

Conveyancing Paralegal

Oriyhette Williams

Conveyancing Paralegal

Debbie Lourens

Mortgage Bond Paralegal

Mariska Schoultz

Mortgage Bond Paralegal

Sharon Tkay

Assistant Conveyancing Paralegal

Saun Mostert

B.com General Accounting, SAIPA accreditation

Jovanine Jansen

Assistant Conveyancing Paralegal

Sannette van Jaarsveld

Assistant Conveyancing Paralegal