Eisenberg de Saude is a law firm specializing in South African immigration and nationality (citizenship) law, and the law of extradition. Through the years we have also developed focused expertise in litigation in these areas.
Gary Eisenberg founded the law firm in March 1997 and operated as Eisenberg & Assoicates until 1 February 2013, when he welcomed Stefanie Maria de Saude (a past employee of the firm) as a partner in the Firm. Today, the firm operates as Eisenberg de Saude and is recognized as one of the foremost immigration law practices in South Africa. Eisenberg de Saude conducts a national immigration practice, but frequently takes instructions from foreign attorneys and corporations. We are fortunate in holding mandates from a number of multi-national corporations and high net worth private clients for whom we act as principal advisors in relation to their South African immigration affairs.
We are often favored as independent legal counsel in divorce and children custodial cases, tax and fiscal planning, and in litigation involving complex questions of immigration and citizenship legislation and jurisprudence. We are expert in immigration statutory and policy compliance and are often briefed by corporations for insurance risk and auditing purposes.
However, the core of our practice remains the formulation of immigration strategies for corporations and individuals, attending to temporary and permanent residence permit applications, review and appeal applications, Ministerial exemption applications and citizenship-related applications in all statutory categories.
|Eisenberg de Saude are thought leaders in the field of South African immigration law. We have been intrinsically involved in the evolution of immigration law through our publications and through the cases and controversies we have represented, and sometimes championed in our own name. We also acted as ad hoc advisors to democratic South Africa’s first Minister of Home Affairs (1994-2004), Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, on his final draft of the Immigration Act of 2002 on which all subsequent immigration legislation is based.|
South Africa’s immigration legislation belongs to a wider ambit of legislation including the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act of 2000, the Refugees Act of 1998 and the Constitution of South Africa of 1996, their subordinate regulations, jurisprudence and legal commentaries. Unlike immigration agents, consultants or “practitioners” we, as attorneys, are familiar with these materials and their application.
Eisenberg de Saude practices under the auspices of the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope and renders a legal service which is dependable, compliant and effective.