About Us

Since its inception, Johnson Notary Services has been focused on building a strategic, quality practice

We have a very qualified team ready to help with all legal transactions described on our services page. Let us guide you through the process of setting up a new company in Aruba or purchasing a property on the island. We are here to provide you with solutions to the many legal challenges you may encounter in matters of real estate, corporate and family law.

Our core team of legal specialists consist of the following people: 

Ted Johnson, LL.M

Managing Partner

Civil law notary

Theodore (Ted) Johnson began his legal career in 1998. He has worked in all areas of the civil law notarial practice. Besides working for many years in Aruba and before that in St. Maarten he has also worked for several years at a leading law firm (CMS) in the Netherlands.

His specialties include real estate projects, aircraft mortgages and share transfers.


MaryAnn Vrieswijk, LL.M

Deputy civil law notary

MaryAnn Vrieswijk is a deputy civil law notary. She began her legal career after graduating from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 2004. She has worked in all areas of the civil law notarial practice. Her specialties are family law and real estate law.


Ruell Wester

Lawyer/legal council LLM

Ruell Wester graduated in 2015 with a LLM Civil Law from the University of Aruba. He has worked at a renowned trust office in Aruba for three years before joining the team of JNS in 2018. Ruell Wester works mainly in the field of corporate law.


Brechtje Huiskes

Lawyer/legal council LLM

Brechtje Huiskes graduated in 2012 with a LLM in Criminal Law and Procedural Law from the Maastricht University, the Netherlands and a LLM in International criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  She has worked as a lawyer with a general civil and corporate practice in Curaçao and Aruba for seven years before joining the team of JNS in 2020. Brechtje Huiskes mainly focuses on real estate transactions.


Charlotte Bochardt

Lawyer/legal council LLB

Charlotte Bochardt graduated in 2012 with a LLB in Dutch Law from InHolland, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  She has worked as a paralegal before joining the team of JNS in 2015. Charlotte Bochardt mainly focuses on real estate transactions and inheritances.