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WCIS Attorneys

WCIS Attorneys is an innovative "start-up" law firm that seeks to partner with its clients in order to provide a legal business solution as opposed to merely a legal service.

WCIS Attorneys is an innovative "start-up" law firm that seeks to partner with its clients in order to provide a legal business solution as opposed to merely a legal service.

We offer bespoke legal solutions offering a unique client experience combined with a tailor made "project fee" billing structure (where possible). This enables us to build meaningful long term 'partnerships' with our clients and provide significant value to their businesses.

Daniel Witz, Co-founder

Daniel is a Corporate and Commercial attorney with substantial experience as a corporate commercial attorney. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisation and restructuring, empowerment transactions, as well as the drafting of a wide range of commercial agreements and conducting due diligence investigations.

Pietro Calicchio, Co-founder

Pietro has a B.Proc, H. Dip. Company Law, H. Dip. Tax Law and an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1980.

Pietro specialises in all aspects of Commercial and Company Law, Criminal, Competition, Income Tax and Occupational Health and Safety Law and the commercialisation of clients' Intellectual Property and to assist clients to comply with the new Companies Act and with the King III recommendations, SA and International Commercial, Income Tax Law, Competition/Anti-Trust Law, Occupational Health and Safety law and the establishment of local and international joint ventures/mergers and acquisitions.

Craig Shapiro, Co-founder

Craig is a qualified trade mark practitioner and a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. His areas of speciality are the commercialisation of Intellectual Property rights, including preparing IP related agreements and conducting IP due diligence investigations. He also specialises in the management, acquisition and enforcement of trade mark rights, and advising on various copyright related matters both in South Africa and internationally.

Claire Thomson, Co-founder

Claire is a family law practitioner and notary public. Claire joined WCIS Attorneys in January 2015, and prior to that ran her own practice, Thomson Attorneys. Claire facilitates the Legal Secretarial Course for the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and has lectured at Varsity College and Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI), both private tertiary education institutions in various subjects including persons and family law, law of succession, customary (indigenous) law, criminal law and specific crimes, origins of South African law and law for psychology students.

Claire practice areas are divorce litigation, matters pertaining to children and parental rights and responsibilities, adoption, the drafting of ante-nuptial contracts and other notarial deeds, wills, deceased estates, criminal law, and commercial drafting. Claire also is passionate about legal education and facilitation and is available for workshops and facilitation on a number of subjects.

Callyn Datnow

Callyn is an attorney, notary public and conveyancer. She has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation, including debt collection and assisting clients with resolving all kinds of disputes in the most amicable, efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Callyn also runs our conveyancing department including the preparation of sale agreements, full title property transfers, sectional title transfers and related registrations, mortgage bond and notarial bond registrations, notarial leases and servitudes and all other Deeds Office registrations and cancellations. @callyns

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Notary Public
  • Conveyancing

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