“It always seems impossible until it’s done."

- Nelson Mandela

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”

- Potter Stewart

“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

– Abraham Lincoln

"The life of the law has not been logic; it has been EXPERIENCE."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Supreme Court Justice

"A reputable lawyer will advise you to keep out of the law, make the best of a foolish bargain, and not get caught again."

- Mark Twain

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David Shapiro
Director, Shapiro – Aarons Inc.

EDUCATION
B.A. LLB., University of Witwatersrand

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Admitted as an attorney in the Republic of South Africa – 24 January 1984. Certificate of right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa (TPD) issued under Certificate No. 14575/96 in terms of Section 4(2) of Act No. 62 of 1995 on 17 July 1996

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Director, Shapiro – Aarons Inc., Johannesburg, 1997 to present. Legal representative – to large corporates in the hospitality and diamond industries

PRACTICES IN
hospitality law, diamond mining law, commercial and corporate law, law of contract, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, property related matters, sale, lease and service agreements

Gordon Aarons
Director, Shapiro – Aarons Inc.

EDUCATION
B. Proc., University of Witwatersrand

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Admitted as an attorney in the Republic of South Africa – 25 March 1980. Certificate of right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa (TPD) issued under Certificate No. 18570/96 in terms of Section 4(2) of Act No. 62 of 1995

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Director, Shapiro – Aarons Inc., Johannesburg, 1997 to present. Numerous appointments by Chairman of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces to act as Arbitrator in company and corporate law disputes

PRACTICES IN
commercial and corporate law, family law (including divorce, maintenance, custody), arbitrations, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, construction and building performance guarantees and securities, immovable property transactions, wills and trusts, commercial litigation, liquidations and sequestrations, labour law, intellectual property rights, unlawful competition, restraint of trade

Sentiwani Van Staden
Attorney, Shapiro – Aarons Inc.

EDUCATION
LLB., University of South Africa

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Admitted as an attorney in the Republic of South Africa – 13 September 2012.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Attorney, Shapiro – Aarons Inc., Professional Assistant

PRACTICES IN
hospitality law, commercial and corporate law, debt collection, labour law, family law, criminal law

Sumant Waghmare
Professional Assistant, Shapiro – Aarons Inc.

EDUCATION
LLB., University of Witwatersrand PGDip (Company Law), University of Witwatersrand

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Admitted as an attorney in the Republic of South Africa – 12 February 2015.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Professional Assistant, Shapiro – Aarons Inc., Johannesburg, April 2017 to present.

PRACTICES IN
commercial and corporate law, hospitality law, law of contract, property related matters, sale, lease and service agreements, high court and magistrates court litigation, labour law

Sheetal Parekh
Attorney – Republic Of South Africa

EDUCATION
LLB., University Of Kwa-Zulu Natal

PRACTICES IN
Commercial And Corporate Law, High Court Litigation, Magistrates’ Court Litigation, Debt Collection, Law Of Contract, Sale & Leases, Property Law, Hospitality Law

Moses Khumalo
Candidate Attorney, Shapiro - Aarons Inc.

EDUCATION
Matric Senior Certificate, Ndalela High School, Magistrate’s Court Litigation Course 

PROFESSION
Currently Doing LLB. Undergraduate Degree At Unisa.

PRACTICES IN
Assisting Senior Professional Staff in General Commercial Litigation Including Debt Collection, Commercial and Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law

Ida Horwitz
Candidate Attorney, Shapiro - Aarons Inc.

EDUCATION
LLB (Wits), BA Performing and Visual Arts (Wits) 

PRACTICES IN
Hospitality Law, Law of Contract, general Commercial Law, Family Law, Debt Collection, Property Law and Legal Research work with a special interest in researching Medico-Legal, Education Law and Entertainment Law related matters. Corporate Law.

Vuyokazi Sigodi
Candidate Attorney, Shapiro - Aarons Inc.

EDUCATION
LLB., University of Pretoria, BSocSci (Economics)., Rhodes University  

PRACTICES IN
General Commercial and Corporate Law, Contract Law, Debt Collection, Entertainment Law, Hospitality Law, Labour Law and Legal Research work with a special interest in Human Rights Law and International Law.


Our Firm

1 Unity Street
Corner 131 Louis Botha Avenue
Fellside, Johannesburg
2192, Gauteng
Republic of South Africa