The firm was established by Lynette Cherry-Singh ("Lynette") in April 2013.
Lynette attained a BProc and LLB degree via correspondence from the University of South Africa in 1999 and 2004 respectively while employed at a pharmaceutical distributor as a Human Resources Officer. She completed her articles of clerkship at van der Westhuizen Attorneys and was admitted as an Attorney on 02 May 2002.
Lynette went on to become a formidable litigation attorney at Moodie and Robertson Attorneys and having adopted a growing penchant for Real Estate, Lynette took the national Conveyancing exam and was duly admitted as a Conveyancer on 11 September 2005. Lynette thereafter took the national Notarial exam and was admitted as a Notary Public on 12 September 2006.
Additionally, Lynette took the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test of England and Wales in June 2009 and is admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales. Lynette was employed at Webber Wentzel from 1 September 2008 until 31 March 2013, pursuant to which Cherry-Singh Incorporated was established.
CHERRY-SINGH INCORPORATED ATTORNEYS is wholly Black empowered and is a level 1 B-BBEE contributor under the revised code, as per sworn affidavit in terms of the Revised Codes of Good Practice for B-BBEE, gazetted on 11 October 2013. A copy of the affidavit can be obtained upon request.
View the certificate reflecting a Level 3 contribution issued under the existing code.
The following are significant matters that Lynette has dealt with:
- Represented a major financial institution in various property acquisitions during 2009.
- Attended to the Transfer of 19 commercial properties disposed off by a major financial institution during 2010 and 2011.
- Assisted with the property aspects of the largest South African merger during 2010 and 2011.
- Assisted with various other property due diligences from 2011 through to 2013.
- Represented a major financial institution in the acquisition of their Pretoria flagship office in 2012.
- Registered long term leases as well as special and general notarial bonds as security for a major financial institution over renewable energy plants and assets.
- Advised independent power producers and financial institutions on land aspects on 4 separate first round renewable energy projects who consequently achieved financial close on 16 November 2012 in terms of the Request for Proposal for the provision of renewable energy by IPPs as issued by the Department of Energy.
- Registered Notarial Bonds in favour of a major financial institution during 2012 and 2013 over Long Term leases over properties upon which renewable energy projects were to be installed as well as over the renewable energy structures such as wind turbines and solar panels.
- Represented a major financial institution and attended to notarial inspections of solar panels in 2013 at a solar farm in De Aar.
- Registered special and general notarial bonds for an international financial institution for a sum reckoned in Australian Dollars.
- Attended to a legal due diligence of a franchise enterprise during 2014.
- Instructed by a major blue chip company in December 2014 to register 15 property transfers in La Lucia. The transfers were duly registered on 02 March 2015.