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Melissa Leibowitz


Melissa Leibowitz

Melissa Leibowitz focuses on property law. Her main area of practice includes the drafting and registration of mortgage bonds for commercial and development finance purposes, the drafting of sale agreements, bank security documents, and the drafting and registration of servitudes.

She is also involved in property developments and commercial, sectional title and conventional property transfers.

Melissa acts for the major banks in South Africa with regard to the preparation and registration of mortgage bonds, special and general notarial bonds, and the preparation of and advice on security bond documentation. 

In one instance she received instructions from a major financial institution to prepare and register numerous special notarial bonds by a big mining house over movable assets totalling a capital amount of ZAR750m. This involved advising on complex legal issues relating to the transaction.



Areas of Focus

Education and admissions


  • LLB (summa cum laude), University of KwaZulu-Natal


  • Admitted as conveyancer
  • South African Property Owners Association
  • Women's Property Network

Court admissions

  • South Africa

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Sellers beware - you may be in for more than you anticipated

Published Works

Tenants’ rights

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