ALEC BROOKS

Director

Alec is considered to be a leading expert in Insolvency Law and has attended to various major matters on the subject. He is intimately involved with all matters that come under his care and he ensures that, through his expert navigation of matters and ever-watchful guidance of younger professionals, the best possible result is attained for his clients.

He has been a leader in various law firms and has now brought his extensive knowledge of insolvency law, commercial litigation and leadership skills to a small boutique law firm where he has the opportunity to work closely with clients.

KEITH BRAATVEDT

Director

Keith started his legal career with the firm Raphaely Weiner, Sandton in 1984, which later became Smith, Jacobs & Braatvedt.  This firm specialised in property law and conveyancing.  He dealt with all aspects of property based litigation and disputes which included commercial litigation.  After ten years as Smith, Jacobs & Braatvedt the partners joined Routledge Modise (now Hogan Lovells South Africa) in 2000, Keith joining as a director.  From 2000 he specialised in debt recovery work.  This involved doing work for financial institutions and companies dealing with all aspects of risk related and general commercial litigation.

Keith has been involved in a number of high profile liquidations and business rescues and he attended to one of the first successful business rescues in the country.  Over the years he has developed a wide network involving liquidators, business rescue practitioners and other professionals in the distressed debt field.  This network is essential for his committed approach of being a resolution driven attorney.

DWAINE BROOKS

Director

Dwaine began his career working as a candidate attorney in the litigation department at Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala Inc where he gained experience in general litigation. He worked closely with his principal, dealing primarily with arbitrations in the construction and quarrying fields of law, doing work for clients such as Sanlam and Transnet National Ports Authority.

Dwaine was admitted as an attorney during April 2008. He left the employ of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in September 2009 and joined Brooks & Brand Inc, a smaller firm specialising in insolvency and commercial litigation related matters.

In July 2015 Dwaine was appointed as a director of Brooks & Braatvedt Inc where he continues to expand his knowledge of the law.