Supported by a competent management team, Jaco is currently responsible for a large part of Tonkin Clacey Inc.’s strategic management, with an aim to build on the firm’s considerable reputation as a specialist property law firm.

Shortly after his admission as an attorney in 1995, Jaco joined Tonkin Clacey Inc. as a novice conveyancer to pursue his interest in property law. He was admitted as a conveyancer and notary in 1996. Not only did he attain his professional skills from the ground up, but his intimate exposure through the years to every level of our firm served as invaluable preparation for his position as senior director, in which he now serves. Passionate about leadership and management, Jaco completed a Diploma in Business Management in 2000 from Damelin Management School, where he received the Merit Award as the top student. Recognising the value of alternative dispute resolution, Jaco is a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators and a trained mediator from the Society of Mediators, London, through the Association of Arbitrators.

He firmly believes that there is no substitute for personal, hands-on experience. Specialising in town-planning, township establishment, residential and commercial property development and commercial property finance, Jaco is privileged to have contributed over many years to numerous successful development projects undertaken by the firm’s clients, comprising some of the best known and most successful property developers in the province.

Jaco often advises residential bodies’ corporate and homeowner associations on aspects of legal and corporate governance and serves on several governing bodies as trustee, director and chairman. He balances his professional and family life with his passion for mountains, mountain biking, fly-fishing, off-road and adventure motorcycles, nature and wildlife photography, and the occasional musical performance with friends.