CONVEYANCING & REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

In the area of Real Estate Law, Maunga Maanda and Associates attends to all types of conveyancing work. In addition it offers its legal services to Banking Finance Houses, lenders, landlords, tenants, developers, corporations, governmental agencies, pension funds, trusts, investors, purchasers, sellers, brokers, homeowner’s associations, non-profit community development corporations and construction contractors in a wide variety of real estate transactional and litigation matters. The firm has transactional experience in property sales and acquisitions, financing development, construction, leasing, management, zoning, land use and related matters. Litigation cases handled by the firm include real estate contract disputes and foreclosures.

We have a conveyancing department which is manned by well experienced staff. We also assist sellers in obtaining Capital Gains Tax Certificate and where there is need we assist by issuing guarantee letters.

DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICE

The firm collects commercial debts on behalf of clients. This is one of its key strength areas. The firm represents banks for which it does debt collection and conveyancing work including bond registrations. The firm’s turn around period is very short and its recovery rate is high.

The size and location of the firm in Harare and Mutare enhances its efficiency.

CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE

The experience of Maunga Maanda and Associates in the area of litigation allows it to efficiently and effectively handle disputes from the period before a law suit is filed until final disposition on appeal. The firm’s litigation practice covers the full range of civil legal problems common to banking and other commercial sectors including debtors and creditors’ rights, insurance, trade mark infringements, commercial and government contracts. The firm also has expertise in prosecution and defence of personal injury claims, insurance claims, and civil rights law including class actions.

The firm recognizes that alternative dispute resolution [ADR], yields substantial economic benefits to litigants and administrators within our legal system. The firm recognizes that effective use of mediation is a necessary component of litigation management and efficiency. Our experience as litigators and mediators enhances our ability to analyse the merits of claims and to offer sound advice regarding the most appropriate way to resolve disputes. Budget and strategy meetings are conducted to assess estimated costs, which process, by and large, involves our clients.

CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL LAW PRACTICE

The Corporate/business practice of Maunga Maanda and Associates covers a broad range of commercial and business transactions. The practice is as varied as the clients and the industries that the firm serves. Much of the practice involves contractual transactions between business entities, business formation, intellectual property, trusts, advice on financing and debt restructuring and taxation.

For smaller business entities without in-house lawyers, the firm serves as general counsel and provides advice on labour matters, commercial litigation and drafts all types of legal documents and commercial contracts on behalf of clients.

Outside resources are used when appropriate to better serve our corporate business clients.

LABOUR / EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION PRACTICE

Maunga Maanda and Associates’ labour and employment practice encompasses the full range of services involved in the myriad of legal requirements within the employment field. The firm’s primary experience is in handling civil litigation and administrative proceedings involving allegations of employment discrimination, wrongful dismissal, employee benefits, civil rights violations, unfair labour and employment practices, as well as employee discipline.

The firm also assists clients in developing policies and strategies to implement local statutes and regulations in the field of labour relations. In addition, the firm’s legal practitioners counsel clients on fair labour standards, employee retirement policies, employee rights and equal compensation issues.

CRIMINAL LAW PRACTICE

The firm undertakes criminal law practice especially in human rights cases.