Linda  Coffee-Kotze

Linda Coffee-Kotze

Senior Associate

Linda Coffee-Kotze is a Senior Associate in the Trusts & Estates practice. Her experience includes estate planning advice in respect of both local and offshore assets, for  both  South  African  and  foreign  nationals, drafting and updating of wills, advising on the validity of wills, estate administration,  all aspects of taxation of deceased estates, including pre- and post-death  income  tax, estate  duty and capital  gains  tax, advising and assisting beneficiaries in contested estates on protecting and enforcing their rights, formation, and registration of inter vivos trusts and testamentary trusts, formation and registration of special trusts in terms of the Income Tax Act, as well as general trust administration; and curatorship administration. 

Linda has also been admitted as a Notary Public and has experience in drafting various notarial agreements, including Ante Nuptial Contracts and Notarial Deeds of Amendment to Trust Deeds.

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Linda joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as Candidate Attorney in 2014 and was appointed as an Associate in the Trusts and Estates Practice in 2016. Linda was promoted to Senior Associate in 2019.

  • Drafting and reviewing of wills
  • Administration of deceased estates, including South African estates with offshore assets, cross-border estates and Probate applications
  • Estate planning and advice
  • Advising on tax consequences relating to succession planning
  • Advising  on tax consequences relating to trust administration General inter vivos and testamentary trust administration
  • Formation and registration of special trusts in terms of the Income Tax Act
  • Registration of testamentary and inter vivos trusts
  • Curatorship Administration
  • Notarial authentication of documents for use locally or abroad
  • Drafting of Ante Nuptial Contracts
  • Drafting of Notarial Deeds of Amendment to Trust Deeds.


  • BAcc LLB, University of Stellenbosch: 2009 - 2013
  • Year of admission as an Attorney: 2016
  • Year of admission as a Notary Public: 2016
  • Registered as a Tax Practitioner with the South African Revenue Service
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council (previously the Cape Law Society)


  • Member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (FISA)
The unintended consequences of living together
15 June 2021 Trusts & Estates

The unintended consequences of living together

Trusts & Estates Senior Associate Linda Coffee-Kotze joined On Point on SABC 3 to contribute to a report on The (un)intended consequences of living together – why you should have a valid Will.

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