Mervin Messias Trust Specialist

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Mervin Messias Trust Specialist

Dr Mervin Messias

Dr Mervin Messias is an experienced Trust Specialist. Dr Mervin Messias specializes in solving trust matters, including wills, estate planning and tax. With 40 years of experience and expertise, Dr Mervin Messias is your go-to Trust Specialist for all your trust-related matters.

Dr Mervin Messias has been awarded a JD (Juris Doctor). He has a BA, LLB from Wits. He is registered as a Master Tax Practitioner with the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners. Impressively, Dr Mervin Messias has Law qualifications in seven countries (South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, America, Israel, England and Lesotho). He has appeared on television for Red Pepper Productions regarding Wills and Trusts. He has also appeared on Summit TV regarding the Essentials of Estate Planning, Reducing Taxes through proper Estate Planning & Offshore diversification. He has also been interviewed on various radio stations.

Dr Mervin Messias has been a convenor and presenter of seminars on Trusts and Estates for Attorneys. He has conducted seminars for Financial Planners on Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills and Estates. He has lectured for L.E.A.D (Legal Education and Development) to attorneys on Trusts and Tax in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and East London. He has designed an Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates course for Financial Planners accredited by the Financial Planning Institute in South Africa.

Litigation Matters

Dr Mervin Messias can assist you with regards to your estate plan when it comes to threats against your assets, threats against your wealth, or if you are threatened when you become permanently or temporary disabled.


Dr Mervin Messias is able to assist you with creating your will. 


If you already have a plan and wish to consult on us on improvements or changes, we can guide you in fine-tuning your estate plan efficiently for your family.


A living trust can hold your assets in a trust for your benefit during your lifetime, even if you become disabled (which is an essential benefit). 

Estate Planning

We will show you the right way to effectively and efficiently complete your estate plan

Tax Advice

Dr Mervin is a Master Tax Practitioner.

Contact Us If You…

  • Have had estate planning done, but would like it reviewed as it is incomplete or lacking.
  • You have purchased a boiler-plate estate plan from a living trust company and now need the professional services of a specialist.
  • You have not yet begun to plan for yourself and your family, and would like to meet to discuss your options for estate planning.

The benefits of planning with LIVING TRUSTS

A significant number of estate-planning techniques are implemented in the form of a trust. There are trusts designed to accomplish a host of planning alternatives. In our experience, however, very few clients we initially meet understand what trusts do, what they involve, and how they are structured. Trusts and how they are used are apparently seldom taught outside of the professional domain.

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Succession Planning

Have you paused to consider if your affairs are in order because a reality check is not necessarily a bad thing? Prevention strategies and preparedness are key to staying ahead of any threat.

Are your affairs in order – good sense or no(n)sense?

Estate Planning, Trusts and Wills focus on the people closest to you: partners, children, grandchildren, favourite family members and close friends.  It means you get to nominate each beneficiary (individuals and charities) and what assets you want included (life assurance policies, savings, property, business interests, family heirlooms and so on). 

What Are Trusts?

Are you thinking of having a trust created? This is a must-read article if you would like to know more about what trusts are. Carry on reading on below to learn more. Take a look at these essential points. A trust permits a person to hold assets for the trust...

Contact Us

Get in touch with Dr Mervin Messias by either contacting him directly or making an appointment with his Executive Assistant:

Office Number: +27 (0) 11 783 0108

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104 11th Street, Parkmore, Sandton, Johannesburg
South Africa, 2196