Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys

is a South African boutique law firm rendering specialised services to private, state owned entities and small businesses, whether or not they are locally or internationally based. Our services are exclusively aimed at Intellectual Property (IP), Commercial and Corporate Law. We ensure that creations of human intellect are legally protected and commercialised effectively.

Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys is located in Hatfield and is easily accessible to the Companies Intellectual Property Office in Pretoria. The firm is a walking distance from the Hatfield Gautrain station thus easily accessible to our stakeholders.


To be a leader in providing quality and personalised corporate, commercial and IP legal services to all clients, at a reasonable cost.


To create awareness and take pride in taking our clients through the process of protecting their IP and helping them to realise the value of their IP while ensuring that corporate and commercial aspects are adhered to at all times.

Our Origins

Tumelo Mashabela, founded Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys during November 2015 and officially opened its offices during April 2016. Our origins were motivated by a desire to be an agent for change, transfer skills and build a successful and proudly black owned and managed IP, Commercial and Corporate law firm.
Our ultimate goal is to create a viable platform that will be a major contributor in addressing the current shortfall of IP Practitioners and black-female owned IP firms in South Africa. We believe that participating in the IP related field, will offer us an opportunity to address wider social inequalities and economic imbalance that beset our society.

Corporate Social Investment and Collaboration

Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys is passionate about empowering the youth and ensuring that IP awareness is spread far and wide. To this end, Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys has collaborated with several institutions to offer training programmes that inform learners and innovators about IP. The firm has collaborated with the University of South Africa (UNISA),Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)  and Industrial Development Zone East London to run IP awareness workshops.

In keeping with our desire to be an agent for change and transfer skills in IP, commercial and corporate law, Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys offers 6 month internships to UNISA final year LLB students. In addition, we offer 3 month internships to TUT paralegal diploma students who require the experience in order to obtain their diplomas.. To date we have trained two UNISA final year students and one TUT student. We also train aspiring IP and commercialisation professionals who are seconded to the firm by institutions such as the Technology Innovation Agency

Our Values

Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys is driven by a passionate commitment to delivering a highly-professional and personalised service. In striving to achieve our goal, Tshaya Mashabela Attorneys will be governed by the following values:


We strive to become one of the most cost effective and sought-after providers of corporate, commercial and IP law services.


We endeavour to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects relating to their corporate, commercial and IP requirements.


Uncompromisingly ethical, open and honest in all our relationships with our clients and stakeholders at all times.


We promote a collegial atmosphere in which all individuals are encouraged to LEARN, IMPROVE and EXCEL and to become leaders in the IP field.


We encourage diversity among our members and respect and value the differences among us.


Attracting, developing and procuring the best talent from historically disadvantaged individuals.

Meet Our Team