Brian Kahn, the managing director of Brian Kahn Inc. ("BKI"), commenced practice in 1969. When the law relating to the incorporation of professional practices changed, Brian Kahn established an incorporated company, BKI under registration number 1995/02655/21.
BKI has 3 directors, 2 senior associates, 3 associates and in total employs 11 lawyers (including candidate attorneys). The candidate attorneys rotate on a 6 monthly basis between departments within the firm, to gain valuable experience.
In 1997, BKI developed its own office building which it named “Umlilo House”. The source of and inspiration for the name (which means “fire” in Zulu), emerges from the vision and culture of the firm which is dynamic, progressive and effective in achieving success for its clients.
At BKI we recognise the need to add value to a client’s business, to participate wherever possible in achieving a client’s expectations, objectives and vision. We have the infrastructure, commitment and passion to do so, but can only do so to the optimum where permitted by our client so to do. This involves, inter alia, an appreciation by clients as to what is their role in the process and how they need to establish a working relationship with their legal advisors, and vice versa. It also involves an understanding of, inter alia, strengths, weaknesses, cultures, visions, needs, hopes, ideas and on occasion, a client’s dreams.